Manufacturability

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  • On Printed Circuit Board Stiffeners - Making the Rigid PCBs Actually Rigid

    On Printed Circuit Board Stiffeners - Making the Rigid PCBs Actually Rigid

    When the term “Stiff as a board” was coined, they were not talking about printed circuit boards. Resin, fiber, and copper that make up the typical PCB stack-up are all ductile materials.

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  • The Nuts and Bolts of a Via Padstack

    The Nuts and Bolts of a Via Padstack

    From the first plated through-hole to the latest, the trend is to support higher density interconnect. The key driver in plating holes is the aspect ratio, the hole’s width over depth.

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  • Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and How It Works in Electronics Manufacturing

    Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and How It Works in Electronics Manufacturing

    Selective laser sintering is a process used in PCB manufacturing to try and speed up and add cost efficiency to an additive manufacturing workflow.

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  • Working with Standardized IEEE 315-1975 E-CAD Symbols

    Working with Standardized IEEE 315-1975 E-CAD Symbols

    PCB schematics can be complex and difficult to read, especially if non-standard symbols are used on it. Here’s how using a standard like IEEE 315-1975 can help.

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  • PCB Design for Laser Flash Analysis in Manufacturing

    PCB Design for Laser Flash Analysis in Manufacturing

    By understanding Laser Flash Analysis in manufacturing you can design for optimized board build. In this blog, we show you how.

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  • Working with STEP Enclosure Models in PCB Design

    Working with STEP Enclosure Models in PCB Design

    With STEP enclosure models giving the PCB designer access to mechanical design features inside of the layout tools, there are fewer PCB design mistakes.

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  • Layout Tips for Flex PCB Design

    Layout Tips for Flex PCB Design

    Working with flex PCB designs has some unique differences from a regular PCB layout. If this is new for you, here is some information that may help you.

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  • Non Conformal Coating on Printed Circuit Boards

    Non Conformal Coating on Printed Circuit Boards

    For the best protection around sensitive printed circuit boards, here is some information on what non conformal coatings are and how they should be used.

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  • Understanding IPC Conformal Coating Standards

    Understanding IPC Conformal Coating Standards

    To understand the requirements for conformal coating on your printed circuit board, it is a good idea to start with the IPC conformal coating standards.

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  • PCB Design For Laptops and Tablets

    PCB Design For Laptops and Tablets

    It seems consumer electronics industry is trying to get us to use our voices to interact with technology. Screens and keyboards aren’t on that roadmap. Laptops and tablets are not the next big thing.

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  • Circuit Board Conformal Coating 101

    Circuit Board Conformal Coating 101

    To protect your circuit boards in their operating environment, you should consider circuit board conformal coating. Here is more information about that.

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  • Understanding Component Model Parameters for Electronic Circuit Design

    Understanding Component Model Parameters for Electronic Circuit Design

    Component model parameters are important to ensure for circuit design integrity and reliability.

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  • Layer Stackup Management Techniques in PCB Design

    Layer Stackup Management Techniques in PCB Design

    For the best management of the board layer stackups and configurations in your PCB design, take a look at these layer stackup management techniques.

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  • Environmental IoT Electronics: Keeping Consumers Sustainable

    Environmental IoT Electronics: Keeping Consumers Sustainable

    Environmental IoT electronics will be responsible for ensuring consumer electronics maintain some degree of recyclability, ease of disassembly, or sustainability

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  • Benefits For Zero Ohm Resistor in Circuit Design

    Benefits For Zero Ohm Resistor in Circuit Design

    While non-ideal, a zero ohm resistor can be very helpful for balancing designs for circuits.

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  • Prototype Boards: PCB Layout Preparation Tips

    Prototype Boards: PCB Layout Preparation Tips

    Cutting corners on building a prototype board can save you time, but is it the best way to prepare for a good design. Here are some tips that can help.

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  • Choosing Types of Pins For Your PCB Design

    Choosing Types of Pins For Your PCB Design

    The types of pins used in your circuits impacts everything like signals, temperature, voltage, and current.

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  • Selecting Ferrite Chokes and Clamps to Minimize RFI and Resistance

    Selecting Ferrite Chokes and Clamps to Minimize RFI and Resistance

    Selecting ferrite chokes and clamps to minimize RFI in your design is an important part of any fabrication process.

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  • Determining Annular Rings for Via Management in PCB Design

    Determining Annular Rings for Via Management in PCB Design

    Annular rings are particularly necessary to get right for adequate via placement within PCB designs.

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  • Acid Traps: Embrace Optimal Etchant Usage by Fabricators

    Acid Traps: Embrace Optimal Etchant Usage by Fabricators

    While acid traps are not particularly common these days due to more commonly accessible and superior options, they are still a necessary history within fabrication processes

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