Manufacturability

  • Common Design For Assembly "Gotchas"

    Common Design For Assembly "Gotchas"

    Great ideas come together with great timing and the only thing left is great execution. Flipping the switch that sets the factory in motion will cause a few pain points.

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  • Tips for Reducing PCB Handling Issues

    Tips for Reducing PCB Handling Issues

    PCB handling, when performed improperly, can result in damaged boards upon delivery.

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  • How To Cut PCB Assembly Cost Without Forsaking Quality

    How To Cut PCB Assembly Cost Without Forsaking Quality

    Knowing how to cut PCB assembly cost is a battle of knowing the different steps of the PCB production process.

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  • Via Tenting Vs Non Via Tenting: Applicable Situations

    Via Tenting Vs Non Via Tenting: Applicable Situations

    Gain an understanding about why via tenting provides essential benefits for your PCB design.

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  • How Are You Making PCBs? A Quick Overview of PCB Production

    How Are You Making PCBs? A Quick Overview of PCB Production

    Knowing the basics of manufacturing is important in how are you making PCBs, as well as having the right tools to create a good usable bill of materials report.

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  • High Power PCBs and Thermal Conductivity: Keeping Your Boards on Ice

    High Power PCBs and Thermal Conductivity: Keeping Your Boards on Ice

    High power PCB thermal conductivity is important for determining the temperature of your board. Here’s how you can keep temperatures low.

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  • Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality in Electronics Engineering Manufacturing

    Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality in Electronics Engineering Manufacturing

    Learn how VR, AR, and MR are reshaping the electronics engineering manufacturing process.

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  • What is the Importance of Tolerance in Manufacturing?

    What is the Importance of Tolerance in Manufacturing?

    Achieving precise tolerances throughout your PCB design reduces errors and speeds the design to manufacturing process.

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  • The PCB Soldering Process for Your Circuit Board Design

    The PCB Soldering Process for Your Circuit Board Design

    Once the design is done there are different ways that manufacturers will solder the board. Here’s a description of the PCB soldering process that might be used.

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  • Trust the Best PCB Design Guidelines to Lead You to Success

    Trust the Best PCB Design Guidelines to Lead You to Success

    PCB design guidelines should not be feared and instead be looked at as valuable tools that will help us navigate our way through the design process.

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  • Common DFM “Gotchas”

    Common DFM “Gotchas”

    Technical questions that you should solve before you share your data with the factory.

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  • The Part Shortage Chronicles

    The Part Shortage Chronicles

    When the Parts Run Out, Make A Friend and Make Your Quarter.

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  • PCB101: Include Teardrops in Your Designs to Save You Tears Later

    PCB101: Include Teardrops in Your Designs to Save You Tears Later

    A teardrop is extra copper, straight or rounded, at the junction of a pad or via and a trace, or when a trace transitions between thick and thin. For example, if part of your trace width is changing

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  • Basic PCB Layout Design Steps to Get You Started

    Basic PCB Layout Design Steps to Get You Started

    The best preparation is to know the basic steps of the job before you get started. Here are some PCB layout design steps that will help your preparation.

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  • Multi-Board PCB Edge Clearance Guidelines and Panelization Tips

    Multi-Board PCB Edge Clearance Guidelines and Panelization Tips

    When PCB designers don’t follow multi-board PCB edge clearance guidelines in their designs, it can cause problems for manufacturers when creating the panel.

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  • Product Development for Electronics and Hardware: Planning for Scaling

    Product Development for Electronics and Hardware: Planning for Scaling

    DFM principles will get your board produced, but what do you do after your device is successfully working? Here is an introduction to product development process for electronics and hardware.

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  • 40Gb/s Since When?

    40Gb/s Since When?

    Let me tell you about when 40G really meant something. A big customer (rhymes with Disco) set up a demonstration in our assembly area where they simulated the web traffic enabled by this...

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  • Common Sources of BOM Rejection and How to Prevent Them

    Common Sources of BOM Rejection and How to Prevent Them

    BOM denied. Redesign required. Dreaded words to any engineering team. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way.

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  • Surface Mount Technologies and Devices: Pesky Enclosures and Smart Layouts

    Surface Mount Technologies and Devices: Pesky Enclosures and Smart Layouts

    Surface mount technologies and surface mount devices describe the choices that a design team must make when selecting devices and fabrication methods.

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  •  Utilizing a Checklist for PCB Design Finalization

    Utilizing a Checklist for PCB Design Finalization

    Your design goes through many hoops to become a printed circuit board. Don’t let up your rigor before your PCB design finalization is finished.

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