As the adage goes, the only thing that is constant is change. I could not agree more. Therefore, to succeed we must be able to adapt to changes. This can apply to schematic design. I believe we need to reconsider (and perhaps change) some of the rules for schematic symbols most of us have been following for approximately the last 40 years. By doing so, we will start to create a more readable and effective schematic layout.
A Guide to PCB Material Selection
So you want to build your own PCB (Printed Circuit Board)? A material selection guide is as good a place as...
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Multi Circuit Board Design Rules to Speed Up Design Time
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Growth of Rapid Prototyping Industry Ushers a New Era of PCB Engineering
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MOSFET Operating Point for Simulation and Design
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Understanding the PCB Basics for Electronics Beginners
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