Manufacturability

  • 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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  • PCB Layout Tips for Circuit Board Design Success

    PCB Layout Tips for Circuit Board Design Success

    Avoid the problems and frustrations that can happen when you are not prepared by following these PCB layout tips in your next PCB design.

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  • How to Reduce Respins of Your PCB Using SPICE Simulation

    How to Reduce Respins of Your PCB Using SPICE Simulation

    Producing multiple prototype PCBs to validate your circuits is a waste of time and money. Here is how to reduce respins of your PCB using SPICE simulation.

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  • Virtual Prototyping vs. Rapid Prototyping for Product Design

    Virtual Prototyping vs. Rapid Prototyping for Product Design

    See how a circuit simulator and analysis package aids rapid prototyping for product design.

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  • Putting Your PCB Design Tools to Work for Manufacturing Cost Estimation

    Putting Your PCB Design Tools to Work for Manufacturing Cost Estimation

    One of the best tools that can help you make a manufacturing cost estimation on your PCB design is right in front of you, your PCB design system.

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  • Tips for Creating the Best PCB Layer Stackup

    Tips for Creating the Best PCB Layer Stackup

    Before you place that first part or route that first trace, make sure that your PCB layer stackup is set up the way you want it to be with these helpful tips.

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  • Essential Design Tools for Lean Manufacturing

    Essential Design Tools for Lean Manufacturing

    PCB development is shifting from isolated design and manufacturing stages to integrated approaches that improve efficiency. In this blog, learn about the essential design tools for lean manufacturing,

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  • PCB Design that Requires MCAD/ECAD Collaboration

    PCB Design that Requires MCAD/ECAD Collaboration

    Without good MCAD/ECAD collaboration, your carefully created circuitry could bog down in physical design. You need tools that are designed to work together.

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  • Modeling FR4 Dielectric Constant vs. Frequency

    Modeling FR4 Dielectric Constant vs. Frequency

    High speed and high frequency signal integrity depends on modeling FR4 dielectric constant vs. frequency.

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  • Comparing PCB Design-to-Cost and Design-to-Value

    Comparing PCB Design-to-Cost and Design-to-Value

    Is it better to design-to-cost or design-to-value? Read this to understand the difference between these PCB design strategies and how to determine which is best.

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  • How to Avoid PCB Assembly and Subassembly Redesign

    How to Avoid PCB Assembly and Subassembly Redesign

    No one likes doing the same task over when it could have been done better the first time. By implementing DFM and DFA, you can avoid the wasted time, additional cost, and frustration of PCB assembly a

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  • DFT for In-Circuit Test: When Should Testing Be Considered

    DFT for In-Circuit Test: When Should Testing Be Considered

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  • PCB Design for Sustainable Manufacturing

    PCB Design for Sustainable Manufacturing

    We are rapidly approaching a time when the standard for manufacturing will be sustainability. Choosing components and advocating for smarter material selection are only two of the ways to accomplish.

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  • Shorts and Cuts: Post-fabrication Logic Changes

    Shorts and Cuts: Post-fabrication Logic Changes

    Circuits are usually developed with a few unknowns at the start. Future price and availability of key components is a typical day-one risk. The wise designer leaves themselves some room to...

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  • Can You Afford to Skip the CAM Process When You Tape Out a Printed Circuit Board?

    Can You Afford to Skip the CAM Process When You Tape Out a Printed Circuit Board?

    You may have seen the advertising already. Some PCB fab shops will provide a quotation based on a questionnaire that details the pertinent factors...

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  • Design Rule Check Demystified

    Design Rule Check Demystified

    Performing design rule checks early on helps ensure the manufacturability of your PCB.

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