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  • What Role do PCB Designers Play in Product Field Service?

    What Role do PCB Designers Play in Product Field Service?

    At the end of the day, your products are only as good as their in-the-field performance. It doesn’t matter how well they performed in a controlled environment.

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  • How To Maintain Connectivity in a Multiboard PCB System

    How To Maintain Connectivity in a Multiboard PCB System

    Bringing a multiboard system together is a chance for the designer to spread their wings. As the circuit spreads, so do the risk of crossed signals. Some of the ways the circuits can...

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  • Making the Little Things Count on Your PCB Design

    Making the Little Things Count on Your PCB Design

    Even as everything related to electronics shrinks in size, a few small areas that we have been able to ignore so far remain. Along with the physical reduction, we also encounter reductions in our...

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  • Augmented Reality Eyewear Beyond Google Glass

    Augmented Reality Eyewear Beyond Google Glass

    Augmented technology has broken into the mainstream, with popular apps such as Pokemon Go, Snapchat and Instagram face filters available to anyone with a smartphone. The next step in the wave of AR

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  • How Are Car Manufacturers Building Sustainability into the Auto Industry?

    How Are Car Manufacturers Building Sustainability into the Auto Industry?

    One of the most well-known instances of sustainability efforts involved with the automobile industry is the eco-friendly car. Generally, an eco-friendly (also referred to as a “green” or “clean”...

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  • The Day a PCB Was Born

    The Day a PCB Was Born

    I want to take you back to a project that highlights a few twists as all good projects will. 17 years ago I was presented with 20 pounds of potatoes and a 10 pound bag.

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  • What Careers Can You Pursue With an Electrical Engineering Degree?

    What Careers Can You Pursue With an Electrical Engineering Degree?

    Between the reusable rockets, self driving cars, and the ever expanding IoT, there’s never been a better time to become an electrical engineer. In this post we’ll dive into the different career paths

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  • The Next Generation of DDR5 Is Near: Here’s How to Prepare

    The Next Generation of DDR5 Is Near: Here’s How to Prepare

    This past summer, Cadence and Micron teamed up to demo the first IP interface in silicon for a preliminary version of the DDR5-4400 IMC. The chip was fabricated with TSMC’s 7nm...

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  • Taking High Speed PCB Layout to the Next Level

    Taking High Speed PCB Layout to the Next Level

    The word from the boardroom is that high speed digital design begins to resemble RF work somewhere around the 1 GB/s. Anything that happens a thousand million times per second had better....

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  • Winning With Fewer PCBs

    Winning With Fewer PCBs

    The business world keeps score with dollars and cents. The overhead cost of layout and material cost of bare boards are a significant drain on capital. Face it; Printed Circuit Boards are expensive.

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  • What Impact Will Robotics in Manufacturing Have on the Job Market?

    What Impact Will Robotics in Manufacturing Have on the Job Market?

    Robots are a hot topic these days. From helping doctors in the operating room to helping survivors of a natural disaster, it’s clear that robots are poised to play an important role...

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  • Keeping High-Tech Weaponry Safe from Hackers

    Keeping High-Tech Weaponry Safe from Hackers

    When many modern high-tech weapons were developed, such as nuclear weapon systems, computer capabilities were a fraction of what they are now. Few could have predicted the strides that...

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  • Maintaining a Schedule When Everyone is in a Panic

    Maintaining a Schedule When Everyone is in a Panic

    Whether the Designer is driving schedule or keeping the Project Manager in the loop, we need to hone the skill of estimating a job accurately and with sufficient wiggle room.

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  • PCB Analysis Considerations for Every Designer

    PCB Analysis Considerations for Every Designer

    Printed-circuit board (PCB) complexity mandates performing different analysis types to ensure robust board performance. This complexity is brought on by the ever-increasing ...

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  • Rigid Flex Circuitry Applications in Medical and Medical Device Worlds

    Rigid Flex Circuitry Applications in Medical and Medical Device Worlds

    More advanced medical devices such as cochlear implants or implants for damaged retinas require that powerful processing be contained within a flexible form factor

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  • Heatsink Trends I've Seen in Recent Years

    Heatsink Trends I've Seen in Recent Years

    A heat sink is a passive heat exchanger that removes heat from a surface via conduction and dissipates it to the surrounding atmosphere.

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  • Beyond Drones: Three Uses for Autonomous Devices on the Battlefield

    Beyond Drones: Three Uses for Autonomous Devices on the Battlefield

    Here’s a round-up of three innovative autonomous devices that are reshaping military technology.

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  • Mixed Signal PCB Design Techniques

    Mixed Signal PCB Design Techniques

    The analog world in which we live is constantly being captured in one way or another, and the media is being shared globally. In between the creation and consumption of all of this data

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  • A Guide to PCB Material Selection

    A Guide to PCB Material Selection

    A material selection guide is as good a place as any to start. Your typical PCB consists of one or more layers of copper laminated between sheet layers of a non-conductive substrate.

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  • Component Placement Strategies in Multi-board PCB Systems

    Component Placement Strategies in Multi-board PCB Systems

    There are definitely limits on how much circuitry can fit on a single board. The board itself has an upper limit around the size...

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