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  • Working With PCB Test Points

    Working With PCB Test Points

    This article describes what PCB test points are and how they are used, as well as how PCB design software generates them in a circuit board design.

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  • Allegro PCB Editor: The Ultimate PCB Design Experience

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  •  Constraint Usage for Via Management

    Constraint Usage for Via Management

    This article discusses the problems with using multiple vias in a PCB design and how constraint usage for via management can help.

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  •  Conformal Coating Process

    Conformal Coating Process

    Conformal coating is a process that covers a PCB or component with a protective film barrier against mechanical and chemical damage.

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  • 10 Common DFM Issues and How to Fix Them

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  • Material Flow Analysis in Manufacturing Improves Production and Efficiency

    Material Flow Analysis in Manufacturing Improves Production and Efficiency

    Material Flow Analysis is a critical management tool for use in manufacturing.

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  • CMP Process Flow: Chemical Mechanical Processing for Electronics

    CMP Process Flow: Chemical Mechanical Processing for Electronics

    Chemical mechanical processing, or CMP, goes by many names. It describes the process of modifying components by both mechanical and chemical means to create precise shapes.

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  • Understanding Bare Board PCB Testing

    Understanding Bare Board PCB Testing

    Performing the right testing on your bare board PCBs can ensure that you don’t run into costly mistakes down the line, delaying your production timeline.

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  • PCBA Design Tips to Avoid Reflow-Induced Failure

    PCBA Design Tips to Avoid Reflow-Induced Failure

    Reflow-induced failure is often overlooked until the turnaround time and costs for your boards increases. In this blog, we show you how to avoid these issues.

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  • Fault Tree Analysis Structure for Electronics Manufacturing

    Fault Tree Analysis Structure for Electronics Manufacturing

    Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) and Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) provide different perspectives regarding risk in critical electronic systems.

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  • Implementing Lean Manufacturing

    Implementing Lean Manufacturing

    Implementing lean manufacturing eliminates waste and increases value.

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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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  • 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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