Layout and Routing

  • 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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  • How to Plan for DDR Routing in PCB Layout

    How to Plan for DDR Routing in PCB Layout

    If you haven’t designed a printed circuit board with DDR memory routing before, here are some ideas on how to plan for DDR routing in your next PCB design.

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  • PCB Design Starts With a Plan. This Is Not a Skippable Step

    PCB Design Starts With a Plan. This Is Not a Skippable Step

    Failing to plan is the same as planning to fail.

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  • Generating PCB Footprints for Your First Layout

    Generating PCB Footprints for Your First Layout

    A PCB is only as good as the underlying library. Your vendors want you to succeed so they provide the information you need.

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  • Colpitts Oscillator Circuits and Other Linear/Nonlinear Oscillator Functions

    A Colpitts oscillator’s functionality permits its use as a VFO, such as in a superheterodyne receiver or even a spectrum analyzer, if utilizing a variable inductor.

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  • Design Rule Check: HDI - Feature Video1:29

    Design Rule Check: HDI - Feature Video

    By setting up your HDI rules, you can easily fit more parts per board area and pack more power into smaller form factors.

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  • Using a Component Model Editor to Build PCB Parts

    Using a Component Model Editor to Build PCB Parts

    With PCB footprints, accuracy and detail is extremely important. Here are some ideas on using a component model editor to make the best component footprints.

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  • Effective Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis of PCBA Development

    Effective Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis of PCBA Development

    Ineffective process failure mode and effects analysis may do more harm than good. In this blog, we help you avoid this risk to your PCBA development.

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  • IPC Web Component Downloads and Available Footprints

    IPC Web Component Downloads and Available Footprints

    IPC Web components are important to be able to procure for any designer working for speedy and accurate design production.

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  • What Is EMC Testing and Why You Should Do It

    What Is EMC Testing and Why You Should Do It

    Are you truly clear on what EMC testing is and why it is done? In this blog, we make this crystal clear and also give you design tips to aid the process.

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  • Routing Challenges of High-Temperature Designs

    Routing Challenges of High-Temperature Designs

    The routing challenges of high-temperature designs call for advanced design skills and tools. Here are some ideas that will help you with your next PCB design.

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  • The Common Base Amplifier and it’s Unique Input-Output Characteristics

    The Common Base Amplifier and it’s Unique Input-Output Characteristics

    The common base amplifier provides unique characteristics that affords unique functionality and performance.

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  • The Hitchhikers Guide to PCB Design

    The Hitchhikers Guide to PCB Design

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  • PCB Layout of Chips On Board - Skip the Package and Join the Fun

    PCB Layout of Chips On Board - Skip the Package and Join the Fun

    Learn about chip on board technology so that you can get designs to the field faster.

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  • Who Owns the PCB?

    Who Owns the PCB?

    While you may design the PCB, you're not the owner. The owner is the end user.

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  • Failed Schematic Capture Test? What A Designer Should Do Next

    Failed Schematic Capture Test? What A Designer Should Do Next

    Failing a schematic capture test is not the end of the world or your design; however, it does mean it is time to go back in and figure out how to improve your design.

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  • The Layout of a Dual Power Supply: Functional Characteristics

    The Layout of a Dual Power Supply: Functional Characteristics

    The use of dual power supplies are beneficial in some cases and in others, an absolute requirement for proper functionality.

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  • Create Component Land Geometry Easily with these PCB Layout Tips

    Create Component Land Geometry Easily with these PCB Layout Tips

    To design a good printed circuit board, you need accurate PCB footprints. Here are some ideas for the creation of component land geometry in your design.

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  • Electronic Product Design: Manufacture and Assembly Advice for a PCB CAD Tool

    Electronic Product Design: Manufacture and Assembly Advice for a PCB CAD Tool

    There’s a lot more to electronic product design for manufacture and assembly then just simple PCB layout. Here are some details about the tools you should know.

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

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

    Modern PCB design tools and practices have been developed to ensure MCAD/ECAD can stay in sync. This e-book will discuss how your design's function can be defined alongside it's form to ensure success

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