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  • Everything you need to know about drilling PCB mounting holes

    Everything you need to know about drilling PCB mounting holes

    Mounting holes seem simple enough—they let you mount your PCB to an enclosure or a surface. Simply pick a screw size that makes sense for the size of your board and the surface you wish to mount...

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  • What Is Bare Board Testing?

    What Is Bare Board Testing?

    There’s a point in manufacturing where you’ve got a decision to make. Do you start assembling your bare PCB or electrically test its connectivity for opens and shorts?

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  • The Best Pep-Talk I Ever Had, (and four more worth remembering)

    The Best Pep-Talk I Ever Had, (and four more worth remembering)

    As we go through our days on the job, little nuggets of wisdom or motivation come our way. Some of it comes in the form of corporate propaganda to make sure....

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    DRC Browser

    Double check your DFM rules before signoff with a forced batch check of all rules for your whole design. If you do find something awry, it’s easy to locate and fix in your design.

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  • Real-Time DFT Rules

    Real-Time DFT Rules

    Easily ensure test points are accessible in your designs.

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  • Real-Time DFF Rules

    Real-Time DFF Rules

    Check for common copper and component spacing issues that could potentially derail manufacturing and cause a respin.

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  • Lost in Translation: Solving Common Issues in High-Speed Design

    Lost in Translation: Solving Common Issues in High-Speed Design

    Creating a printed circuit board with high-speed design functionality is no small feat. The more complex a PCB design becomes, the higher the chances are of running into...

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  • Reduce Time-to-Market for Your System-level Designs Using PSpice Systems Option

    Reduce Time-to-Market for Your System-level Designs Using PSpice Systems Option

    When you move from prototyping to real production, you need to fine tune again because ideal parts cannot emulate the realities of delays and non-linearities. This costs money and eats into../

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  • Why Bank of America Is Betting on Blockchain

    Why Bank of America Is Betting on Blockchain

    Undoubtedly you’ve heard a lot about blockchain as the next big revolution for businesses—it’s even been referred to as “the new internet,” and businesses of all types are finding ways to tap into...

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  • 10 Common Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Issues and How to Solve Them

    10 Common Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Issues and How to Solve Them

    Every day is a busy for PCB Designers; strict schedules and tight deadlines. From layout to manufacture and testing, a single holdup can cost a business untold amounts in lost productivity.

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  • Early Stage Design Considerations of Starting a PCB Project from Scratch

    Early Stage Design Considerations of Starting a PCB Project from Scratch

    There’s nothing quite like the smell of hot solder on a Sunday afternoon, tinkering in your basement as you bring a new electronic concept to life. PCBs are the foundation of modern electronics.

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  • The Ethernet is Coming For Your Ride

    The Ethernet is Coming For Your Ride

    Automotive Ethernet. It really is a thing. Our cars will have to outsmart our phones if we’re going to hand over the reins in any meaningful (and safe!) way.

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  • Real-Time Design for Manufacturability

    Real-Time Design for Manufacturability

    Post-design DFM checks are too late. Even if you’re able to find a mistake, you’re going to lose hours, days, even weeks adjusting your design.

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  • Tips to Remove Noise on Via to Via Coupling

    Tips to Remove Noise on Via to Via Coupling

    Via-to-via coupling in particular remains a challenging aspect in designing multilayer PCBs. In this post we’ll cover some tips for removing noise from your vias.

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  • How Data-Driven Technology Improves Patient Diagnostics

    How Data-Driven Technology Improves Patient Diagnostics

    Recent technology has enabled new types of data collection with important implications for both patients and medical professionals. Here is a round-up of...

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  • Five Tell-Tale Signs of a Bad Power Distribution Network

    Five Tell-Tale Signs of a Bad Power Distribution Network

    Given multiple power supply voltages, PCBs with high layer counts, or split planes, designing a PDN can be a daunting process. Here are five signs that a PDN needs some design adjustments.

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  • Real-Time 3D Measurements

    Real-Time 3D Measurements

    Get accurate measurements of a component and copper spacing in the natural and intuitive Interactive3D canvas

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  • Real-Time 3D Movement

    Real-Time 3D Movement

    Move and place components in 3D, where it’s easiest to find and fix collisions.

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  • Thermal Challenges in Medical Devices: Keeping Cool in a Hot and Evolving Tech Space

    Thermal Challenges in Medical Devices: Keeping Cool in a Hot and Evolving Tech Space

    With over 40 medical devices being cleared or approved by the FDA in 2018, it’s clear that medical technology mirrors the behavior of technology in general - it’s evolving rapidly.

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