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  • Thermal Cycling Resistance and PCB Failure

    Thermal Cycling Resistance and PCB Failure

    Thermal cycling resistance means you need to prevent conductors from fracturing as a board operates. Here’s how you can ensure reliability.

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  • CFD Simulation Types: Discretization, Approximation, and Algorithms

    CFD Simulation Types: Discretization, Approximation, and Algorithms

    CFD simulation types and algorithms are used for multiphysics problems involving heat transfer and fluid flow.

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  • Considerations for Signal Plane Stackups

    Considerations for Signal Plane Stackups

    Signal plane stackups will determine trace impedance, power integrity, and signal integrity. You’ll need to design the right stackup for your digital or analog system.

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  • Solid Freeform Fabrication Targeted PCB Design

    Solid Freeform Fabrication Targeted PCB Design

    Optimal solid freeform fabrication builds require that you assume an ECAD and MCAD design approach, which we explain in this blog

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  • Optimization Guide for PCB Routing Constraints

    Optimization Guide for PCB Routing Constraints

    Not using PCB routing constraints when laying out your printed circuit board can lead to all kinds of different signal integrity and manufacturing problems.

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  • 3D PCB Design and Analysis: ECAD/MCAD and Where They Converge

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  • What You Can Learn From a SPICE EMC Simulation

    What You Can Learn From a SPICE EMC Simulation

    Here are the top five PCB design guidelines for analog circuits that will help you in your mix-circuit PCB designs.

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  • RF Design: The Wave of the Future

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  • VDC Output Power Supply: Types and Applications

    VDC Output Power Supply: Types and Applications

    In most cases, a VDC output power supply is a simple AC-to-DC converter that has a power supply voltage of 110 or 220 VAC, which it converts into VDC.

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  • Understanding PCB Via-In-Pad Design

    Understanding PCB Via-In-Pad Design

    Via-in-pad design is one of the best solutions for routing high-density PCB designs. Here is more information on what VIPs are and how they can be used.

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  • The Top 5 PCB Design Guidelines for Analog Circuits

    The Top 5 PCB Design Guidelines for Analog Circuits

    Here are the top five PCB design guidelines for analog circuits that will help you in your mix-circuit PCB designs.

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  • PDN: Gives Your Board Life

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  • FMEA vs. FTA: An Analysis of Methods for Printed Circuit Board Assembly

    FMEA vs. FTA: An Analysis of Methods for Printed Circuit Board Assembly

    The use of FMEA and FTA analyses benefit a company throughout the design process, manufacturing process, and in-field use of their products.

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  • Achieving PCI-e Compliance: Getting it Right the First Time

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  • Using Net Classifications to Optimize Your PCB Layout

    Using Net Classifications to Optimize Your PCB Layout

    PCB layout net classifications can help organize your design and you keep track of all of your different routing rules and constraints.

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  • Drafting Skills for the PCB Designer

    Drafting Skills for the PCB Designer

    PCB design requires a foundation in drawing and dimensioning to properly document the design requirements

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  • Lost in Transmission: Solving Common Issues in High-Speed Design

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  • Interview Questions That Help You Hire the Right PCB Design Candidate

    Interview Questions That Help You Hire the Right PCB Design Candidate

    Narrowing down the field of candidates while keeping a level playing field requires focused interview questions.

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  • Printed Circuit Board Design For Assembly: How to DFA

    Printed Circuit Board Design For Assembly: How to DFA

    DFA has become a complex issue as modern electronics continue to shrink while using greener processes.

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  • FLEXing Like a PCB Expert

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  • High Density Interconnect Printed Circuit Boards: How to HDI

    High Density Interconnect Printed Circuit Boards: How to HDI

    As our electronics do more for us, we must do more to integrate the functions into higher density designs

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  • Chemical Mechanical Polishing in VLSI and Other Semiconductor Technology

    Chemical Mechanical Polishing in VLSI and Other Semiconductor Technology

    Chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) in VLSI is a polishing process assisted by chemical reactions to remove surface materials.

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  • Does Your ECAD/MCAD Supplier Offer Seamless ECAD/MCAD Integration?

    Does Your ECAD/MCAD Supplier Offer Seamless ECAD/MCAD Integration?

    ECAD/MCAD suppliers can best support the design endeavors of customers by integrating these aspects of the design process into one seamless software solution.

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  • Common Sources of BOM Rejection and How to Prevent Them

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  • Implementing FMEA to Optimize PCBA Reliability

    Implementing FMEA to Optimize PCBA Reliability

    Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) is one of the best tools for optimizing PCBA reliability. Read this blog to see how to utilize it most effectively.

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  • 10 Common DFM Issues and How to Fix Them

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  • Why Your CM’s PCB Design for Manufacturability Rules

    Why Your CM’s PCB Design for Manufacturability Rules

    When choosing the best PCB design for manufacturability rules you should look no further than your CM. Read this blog for why this is true.

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  • Relating VSWR to Return Loss in PCB Design

    Relating VSWR to Return Loss in PCB Design

    The relationship of VSWR to return loss is consistent and calculable. Learn about the nature of this relationship and what applications utilize the equation in your electronics designs.

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