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  • Designing to PCB Creepage and Clearance Standards in Circuit Board Layouts

    Designing to PCB Creepage and Clearance Standards in Circuit Board Layouts

    This article discusses the importance of maintaining PCB creepage and clearance standards in your circuit board layout and methods for accomplishing that.

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  • Allegro PCB Editor: The Ultimate PCB Design Experience

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  • Avoiding PCB Layout Errors With the Right Design Tools

    Avoiding PCB Layout Errors With the Right Design Tools

    Read on to learn how to avoid creating PCB layout errors by using the full features and functionalities of your design tools.

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  • PCB Component to Edge Clearance Considerations

    PCB Component to Edge Clearance Considerations

    This article discusses the potential problems with PCB component to edge clearances that are too tight and what the designer can do about it.

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  • 10 Common DFM Issues and How to Fix Them

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  •  IPC Component Spacing Guidelines

    IPC Component Spacing Guidelines

    IPC component spacing guidelines exist to minimize physical overlap and electrical interference that could have detrimental effects on PCB performance.

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  • Applying IPC Through-Hole Standards In PCB Design

    Applying IPC Through-Hole Standards In PCB Design

    This article explores figuring out the right IPC through-hole standards in PCB design and how to apply them in calculating pad size.

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  • How To Prevent Solder Bridging

    How To Prevent Solder Bridging

    Wondering how to prevent solder bridging when you have little control over the assembly process? Using an IPC-compliant footprint is a good start.

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  • PCB Design Principles for Beginners

    PCB Design Principles for Beginners

    These PCB design principles help beginners ensure design reliability and manufacturability for their PCB designs. Learn how to put them into practice.

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  • Working with PCB Design Standards

    Working with PCB Design Standards

    What are the most common PCB design standards and why does your design need to comply with them? Let us show you the answers and more.

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  • How PCBs are Manufactured Sustainably

    How PCBs are Manufactured Sustainably

    How PCBs are manufactured depends on the environmental standards and industry restrictions that have been set.

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  • Allegro PCB Editor Demo

    Allegro PCB Editor Demo

    The Cadence® Allegro® PCB Editor helps bring your innovative and bleeding-edge designs to life.

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  • Applying IPC Standards to PCB Layout Design

    Applying IPC Standards to PCB Layout Design

    Understanding the IPC standard for PCB layout designs is the first step to creating reliable and manufacturable designs.

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  • PCB DFM Process

    PCB DFM Process

    Here are the problems that can happen to a PCB that isn’t designed for manufacturability, and how an engineer can incorporate good DFM into their design.

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  • EDA Software Supports PCB Supply Chain Visibility

    EDA Software Supports PCB Supply Chain Visibility

    EDA software helps maintain PCB supply chain visibility.

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  • PCB Tooling Holes Design Tips

    PCB Tooling Holes Design Tips

    Are PCB tooling holes required in your design? What happens when you've left them out? Read on to learn the best tips for PCB tooling holes design.

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  • The Art of Stifling Interference on a Printed Circuit Board Assembly

    The Art of Stifling Interference on a Printed Circuit Board Assembly

    Noise carries but only so far. We have to tolerate some EMI though there are limits.

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  • PCB Inspection and Testing - An Insurance Policy

    PCB Inspection and Testing - An Insurance Policy

    Manufacturing a PCB has both incoming and in-process inspection checkpoints along the way to a complete product

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  • PCB Minimum Etch Technique Explained

    PCB Minimum Etch Technique Explained

    PCB minimum etch technique is about leaving as much copper on the PCB as possible. Learn why it's important and how to execute it in your designs.

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  • Balancing Multilayer Circuits with Plated Holes: Placement and Information

    Balancing Multilayer Circuits with Plated Holes: Placement and Information

    Trying to balance space on multilayer circuits with plated holes can be a challenge, especially on dense PCB designs. Here are some ideas that can help.

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  • How the PN Junction Depletion Region Impacts Your Board Design

    How the PN Junction Depletion Region Impacts Your Board Design

    Knowing how the PN junction depletion region works can help improve your PCBA layout, as we explain in this blog.

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  • Managing Silkscreen Layers and PCB Stackup Information

    Managing Silkscreen Layers and PCB Stackup Information

    This article describes managing silkscreen layers and PCB stackup information within a printed circuit board design.

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