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  • Nailing the PCB Designer Interview

    Nailing the PCB Designer Interview

    Job searches can be a nerve-racking process. You want the right job with the right people in the right place doing the right things. Right?

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  •  IoT PCB Design Skill and Expertise Requirements

    IoT PCB Design Skill and Expertise Requirements

    When designing a PCB for IoT, there are many design skills you’ll need to keep track of differing from traditional circuit boards. Keep them in your mind as you design your product.

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  • 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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  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

    Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

    Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is a fairly new term that encompasses modern safety equipment in our cars and trucks.

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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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  • High Speed PCB and System Design: Your Top Circuit Board Material Considerations

    High Speed PCB and System Design: Your Top Circuit Board Material Considerations

    Before starting your high speed PCB and system design, it is important to choose the best PCB materials that will be used in the fabrication of the board.

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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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  • 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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  • Working With Analog vs. Digital Integrated Circuits in Your Layout

    Working With Analog vs. Digital Integrated Circuits in Your Layout

    If you’re unsure of how to work with analog vs digital integrated circuits, here is some design and layout advice for your next PCB.

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  • Being Prepared for Circuit Simulation with SPICE Model Libraries

    Being Prepared for Circuit Simulation with SPICE Model Libraries

    When it’s time to get productive capturing your PCB circuit design schematics, you need to first be prepared for circuit simulation with SPICE model libraries.

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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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  • SPICE Simulations with Switched-Mode Power Supplies

    SPICE Simulations with Switched-Mode Power Supplies

    How can you determine what kind of issues exist with switch mode power supplies? Here’s how a circuit simulator can help.

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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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  • Multilayer PCB Design: HDI Stackup Demystified

    Multilayer PCB Design: HDI Stackup Demystified

    Enter the HDI stackup—a technology at the cutting edge of multilayer PCB design that promises to help PCB designers make smaller complex boards for years to come.

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  • Meet the Materials Inside a PCB Stack-up

    Meet the Materials Inside a PCB Stack-up

    The demand for smaller boards means designers need to pack more functionality into a smaller form factor. A multilayer stack-up is one of the first things...

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  • Multi-board vs Multilayer Designs and the Need for System Level Design

    Multi-board vs Multilayer Designs and the Need for System Level Design

    Multi-board vs multilayer designs requires PCB designers to step up their multilayer design skills to answer the need for true multi-board system level design.

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  • Ground Connectivity and High-Speed Signals in Multi-board Design

    Ground Connectivity and High-Speed Signals in Multi-board Design

    With the right layout and connection between boards, you can ensure clean high-speed signals in multi-board design.

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  • Impedance Matching in RF Circuits: The Signal Travel Logs

    Impedance Matching in RF Circuits: The Signal Travel Logs

    Keep your signal integrity high: the right matching network will help ensure impedance matching in RF circuits.

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  • Flat Schematics vs. Hierarchical Design

    Flat Schematics vs. Hierarchical Design

    Every PCB design starts with a circuit diagram (also known as a schematic)—a graphical representation of all the components and their connections within an electrical circuit.

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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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