Cost/Performance/Yield Optimization

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  • The Benefits of Electronic Component Cost Volume Analysis in PCB Design

    The Benefits of Electronic Component Cost Volume Analysis in PCB Design

    Choosing the best priced components to use on your circuit board can save you a lot of money as long as you look to component cost volume analysis first.

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  • How IR LED Voltage Drop Effects LED Performance and Life Cycle

    How IR LED Voltage Drop Effects LED Performance and Life Cycle

    Infrared LEDs are quite tolerant of the variations in applied power, but their voltage drops must be considered when designing your PCBs.

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  • The Effects of Plane Current Density on PCB Design and Functionality

    The Effects of Plane Current Density on PCB Design and Functionality

    The importance of plane current density is equal to the significance of the overall design itself.

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  • The Implementation of Design Reliability Testing and Risk Reduction Strategies

    The Implementation of Design Reliability Testing and Risk Reduction Strategies

    Design reliability and risk reduction strategies are a vital part of proper and accurate PCB design.

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  • Layout Tips for PCB Panelization to Increase Manufacturing Efficiency

    Layout Tips for PCB Panelization to Increase Manufacturing Efficiency

    To ensure that your printed circuit board design is manufactured in the most efficient and cost effective way, look at these layout tips for PCB panelization.

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  • Design for Electronics Recycling: Best Practices

    Design for Electronics Recycling: Best Practices

    How do I institute a design for electronics recycling strategy? In this blog, we give you the answers you need.

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  • Life Cycle Assessment of Consumer Electronics: Marketability and Product Development

    Life Cycle Assessment of Consumer Electronics: Marketability and Product Development

    Life cycle assessments of consumer electronics should consider longevity, component tolerances, and potential product use-case diversifications.

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  • What are the Cost Considerations for 4-layer, 6-layer, and 8-layer PCB Designs?

    What are the Cost Considerations for 4-layer, 6-layer, and 8-layer PCB Designs?

    When comparing PCB cost by layer, be sure to address all of the needs of the application before making any design decisions.

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  • PFC Controller Modeling: For Buck, Boost, and SMPS Designs

    PFC Controller Modeling: For Buck, Boost, and SMPS Designs

    In circuits, your power supply is crucial to get right. PFC controllers can be a solution for SMPS boards, but good simulation can help guide your design.

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  • Cost Effectiveness Analysis in PCB Layout for Manufacturability

    Cost Effectiveness Analysis in PCB Layout for Manufacturability

    PCBs that are not designed to good DFM rules are prone to unexpected manufacturing costs. Conducting a cost effectiveness analysis during layout will help.

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  • Utilizing an FMEA Chart in Electronics Design

    Utilizing an FMEA Chart in Electronics Design

    Knowing the applications and industries of your electronic devices, helps an FMEA chart or failure mode effects analysis chart can yield more consistent production.

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  • PCB Design Considerations for Vibration Fatigue

    PCB Design Considerations for Vibration Fatigue

    Circuit board failures can often be attributed to vibration fatigue. Here is some data that will help you to design for reliability on your next PCB design.

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  • What is a VRM and Why Does My CPU/GPU Need One?

    What is a VRM and Why Does My CPU/GPU Need One?

    What is a VRM? The simple answer is that your CPU wouldn’t run without one. Learn more about VRM layout in this article.

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  •  Life Cycle Cost Analysis for Better PCB Design

    Life Cycle Cost Analysis for Better PCB Design

    To help printed circuit board designers create hardware that will last its entire intended life, a life cycle cost analysis of the PCB design should be done.

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  • Introduction to Non-parametric Analysis for Electronics

    Introduction to Non-parametric Analysis for Electronics

    Non-parametric analysis is best suited for the analyzing of functionality and performance when the aim is to quantify a comparison.

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  • How to Do a Life Cycle Cost Analysis of an Electronic Device

    How to Do a Life Cycle Cost Analysis of an Electronic Device

    A life cycle cost analysis can mitigate expenditures and assist in the forecast of asset longevity and performance.

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  •  What is the Rapid Prototype Development Process and What are the Benefits?

    What is the Rapid Prototype Development Process and What are the Benefits?

    A rapid prototype development process is different for each product being worked toward, however, smart PCB design tools always help.

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  • PCB Cost Breakdown: Functionality vs Manufacturability

    PCB Cost Breakdown: Functionality vs Manufacturability

    When considering a PCB cost breakdown, you can certainly accommodate your design around a price point with tolerances and strong supplier communication.

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  • EDA Tools for PCB Design: What You Should be Looking For

    EDA Tools for PCB Design: What You Should be Looking For

    PCB design tools have changed and grown a lot over the years, but you still need to make an informed choice when selecting EDA tools to work with.

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  • Growth of Rapid Prototyping Industry Ushers a New Era of PCB Engineering

    Growth of Rapid Prototyping Industry Ushers a New Era of PCB Engineering

    The growth of rapid prototyping encourages many new potential electronic innovations to be produced much faster.

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