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  •  How to Design Reliable Analog ASICs

    How to Design Reliable Analog ASICs

    Designing analog ASICs should be performed with the same objectives of operational and structural reliability as for PCBA design, as we explain in this blog.

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  • Why and When Is Thermal Paste Needed for PCB Assembly?

    Why and When Is Thermal Paste Needed for PCB Assembly?

    Is thermal paste needed for your board’s assembly can be determined by following the checklist we provide in this blog.

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  • Is Laminated Object Manufacturing the Future of Rapid PCB Prototyping?

    Is Laminated Object Manufacturing the Future of Rapid PCB Prototyping?

    Laminated object manufacturing is a type of 3D printing and is a great way to rapidly and cheaply produce single-layer PCB prototypes.

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  • 10 Common DFM Issues and How to Fix Them

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  • Rigid Circuit Board Design

    Rigid Circuit Board Design

    When compared to flex PCBs or rigid-flex PCBs, rigid circuit boards offer many advantages.

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  • Photoresist Etching Requires Attention to Process and Quality

    Photoresist Etching Requires Attention to Process and Quality

    Most PCB fabrication methods rely on the use of photoresist etching to ensure a standard of excellence is maintained.

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  • Solid Freeform Fabrication and the Future of PCB Design

    Solid Freeform Fabrication and the Future of PCB Design

    Solid freeform fabrication allows design teams and manufacturers to offer unique designs.

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  • How to Optimize PCB Design for Assembly Process Planning

    How to Optimize PCB Design for Assembly Process Planning

    Design for assembly process planning based on good DFA is one of the pillars of optimal PCBA development.

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  • Understanding the Electronic Manufacturing Flow

    Understanding the Electronic Manufacturing Flow

    Having a clear understanding of the electronic manufacturing flow can help you make more sensible circuit design decisions to save you money and time.

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  • How Lithographic Processing Impacts Your PCBA Development

    How Lithographic Processing Impacts Your PCBA Development

    Targeting lithographic processing during design, as discussed in this blog, can ensure that your PCBA development gets off to the best start.

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  • FMECA vs Fault Tree Analysis: Which is Best for Risk Management?

    FMECA vs Fault Tree Analysis: Which is Best for Risk Management?

    In this blog, we compare FMECA vs fault tree analysis and answer the question of which one is better for your PCBA risk management. The answer may surprise you.

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  • Vias: Types and Applications

    Vias: Types and Applications

    This article discusses the types and applications of vias in printed circuit board design and how PCB design CAD tools can help you work with them.

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  • How to Find a Short Circuit on a PCB

    How to Find a Short Circuit on a PCB

    Knowing how to find a short circuit in your design can save you a lot of time and money. Let’s look at how to do this and what to look for.

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  • How to Optimize PCB Design for SMT Assembly Process Flow

    How to Optimize PCB Design for SMT Assembly Process Flow

    SMT assembly process flow is a critical part of PCB production. Using the right design tools can help ensure you don’t run into issues during production.

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  • Using Figure of Merit in Electronic Systems for PCBA Cost-Benefit Analysis

    Using Figure of Merit in Electronic Systems for PCBA Cost-Benefit Analysis

    The use of a figure of merit in electronic systems, as we explain in this blog, can help you improve the cost-effectiveness of your PCBA development.

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  • Understanding PCB Prototyping and Fabrication Process Options

    Understanding PCB Prototyping and Fabrication Process Options

    Before choosing the best PCB prototyping and fabrication process you need to be aware of the options, which we provide in this blog.

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  • Considering PCB Assembly Cost And Design Constraints

    Considering PCB Assembly Cost And Design Constraints

    PCB assembly cost is a crucial component of any PCB design project. Here are a few key considerations with regard to PCB assembly cost.

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  • Communicating With Your Electronic and Mechanical Engineers

    Communicating With Your Electronic and Mechanical Engineers

    Communicating with your electronic and mechanical engineers can be challenging and frustrating or it can be easy and a key to the success of your design.

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  • What is DFM Statistical Analysis?

    What is DFM Statistical Analysis?

    What is DFM Statistical Analysis? It may be your ticket to higher yield rates and better reliability, as we explain in this blog.

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  • The Benefits of Communicating with Your Fabrication, Assembly, and Manufacturing Engineer (CM)

    The Benefits of Communicating with Your Fabrication, Assembly, and Manufacturing Engineer (CM)

    Effectively communicating with your CM benefits a company throughout the design process, manufacturing process, and in-field use of their products.

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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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