Cost/Performance/Yield Optimization

  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing for the PCB Designer

    Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing for the PCB Designer

    As we continue to shrink the electronics in our lives, the need for concise documentation grows more important at each node. The dimensions we provide are the determinants of success.

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  • How To Cut PCB Assembly Cost Without Forsaking Quality

    How To Cut PCB Assembly Cost Without Forsaking Quality

    Knowing how to cut PCB assembly cost is a battle of knowing the different steps of the PCB production process.

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  • Cost Effective Electronics Production: Simulation's Role in Success

    Cost Effective Electronics Production: Simulation's Role in Success

    Design teams can achieve cost effective electronics production through the use of modern PCB design applications that provide a cohesive approach to PCB design, prototyping, and manufacturing.

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  • Cost Performance Yield - Overview

    Cost Performance Yield - Overview

    Advanced analysis simulation tools help you adjust your PCB designs right from the start, so you can identify component limitations, performance, and cost without relying on guess-work.

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  • Monte Carlo Analysis

    Monte Carlo Analysis

    Predict component failure before your design arrives at manufacturing.

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  • Beginner Tips for the Optimization of Electronic Component Placement

    Beginner Tips for the Optimization of Electronic Component Placement

    Optimization of electronics component placement requires a basic knowledge of how individual parts interact, and the overall flow of your circuits.

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  • Multi-Board PCB Edge Clearance Guidelines and Panelization Tips

    Multi-Board PCB Edge Clearance Guidelines and Panelization Tips

    When PCB designers don’t follow multi-board PCB edge clearance guidelines in their designs, it can cause problems for manufacturers when creating the panel.

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  • Careful Multilayer PCB Stackup Planning: Your Best Bet to Save Time and Money

    Careful Multilayer PCB Stackup Planning: Your Best Bet to Save Time and Money

    As PCB technology increases to accommodate the needs of high speed design signal integrity, you need to carefully consider your multilayer PCB stackup planning.

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  • Putting Your PCB Design Tools to Work for Manufacturing Cost Estimation

    Putting Your PCB Design Tools to Work for Manufacturing Cost Estimation

    One of the best tools that can help you make a manufacturing cost estimation on your PCB design is right in front of you, your PCB design system.

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  • Comparing PCB Design-to-Cost and Design-to-Value

    Comparing PCB Design-to-Cost and Design-to-Value

    Is it better to design-to-cost or design-to-value? Read this to understand the difference between these PCB design strategies and how to determine which is best.

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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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  • How PCB Panelization Can Improve Your Manufacturing Process

    How PCB Panelization Can Improve Your Manufacturing Process

    PCB panelization is the art of organizing multiple boards on a single panel in order to manufacture more efficiently. From soldering, to component assembly, and even testing...

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  • What Is PCB Panelization and Why Is It Important?

    What Is PCB Panelization and Why Is It Important?

    So you’ve just sketched up the perfect PCB design. You carefully laid out your components and traces to allow for optimal EMI/EMC and thermal considerations. You even made sure your board fits.

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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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  • This is a Story About Tape-Out Day

    This is a Story About Tape-Out Day

    All of the little details were squared up when the check-plots came out for "final" review. Those same preliminary files were shared with the fab and assembly units and, of course, the vendors have c

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  • Sustaining Engineering - What to do After You Hit a Homerun

    Sustaining Engineering - What to do After You Hit a Homerun

    Success! Oh, the sweet, sweet problems of success. The first problem is that we just cannot build these (insert product) fast enough. The second is that suddenly there is a new cash cow in the room. T

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  • Making the Most of a Design Win

    Making the Most of a Design Win

    It is a wonderful time to be a maker of products. Find an underserved niche and give the world a tangible solution. Famous movie quote, “If you build it, they will come.” The hard part becomes finding

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  • Grab A Coffee And Let Optimizer In PSpice Do The Work For You! (Part 2 of 4)

    Grab A Coffee And Let Optimizer In PSpice Do The Work For You! (Part 2 of 4)

    Anyone who designs complex circuits and claims they don’t use the Optimizer in their circuit design is most likely a super-genius with an IQ of 250. Optimizer is a common feature used by many designer

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  • What is the Cost of Field Failures?

    What is the Cost of Field Failures?

    We see it in the news frequently; a battery explodes, car brakes malfunction, electronic systems are hacked, a material inexplicably fails. Field failures are costly and unforgiving, necessitating...

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  • PSpice Optimizer

    PSpice Optimizer

    PSpice Optimizer enables you to quickly and accurately tune your circuits to meet your unique design requirements.

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