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  • The Tolerance Problem

    The Tolerance Problem

    There are three main factors in play that determine the results of operations. One is the cost of goods sold, two is the price the goods fetch and three is how long does the product last

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  • The Case For Using Copper Pour on Routing Layers

    The Case For Using Copper Pour on Routing Layers

    Doing special things with a circuit pattern is a hallmark of analog design. All of the important signals on the board added together are equal in importance to one net; that net is the ground net.

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  • Precision Tools for ECAD-MCAD Co-Design of Multi-Board PCBs

    Precision Tools for ECAD-MCAD Co-Design of Multi-Board PCBs

    As PCB design increases in complexity, it is more important than ever that designers use ECAD-MCAD co-design of multi-board PCBs to shorten design schedules.

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  • The Importance of Component Tolerance Modeling in PCB Design

    The Importance of Component Tolerance Modeling in PCB Design

    Component tolerance modeling is an invaluable design insight tool that reduces cost as well as build times. All the while improving overall circuit design.

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  • A Practical History of Environmental Quality Function Deployment (QFD) and Engineering

    A Practical History of Environmental Quality Function Deployment (QFD) and Engineering

    Environmental quality function deployment can be achieved with diligence and attention through PCB design and manufacturing.

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  • How Does SPICE Simulation Work?

    How Does SPICE Simulation Work?

    SPICE simulation works to make circuits more efficient and hit target goals.

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  • What is the Physics of Failure and Does it Increase Reliability?

    What is the Physics of Failure and Does it Increase Reliability?

    The physics of failure is an invaluable analysis tool for perfecting designs and improving upon them.

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  • FMEA Risk Assessment for PCB Component Selection

    FMEA Risk Assessment for PCB Component Selection

    Conducting an FMEA risk assessment of the components used on your PCB design will help to assure quality and availability before you begin circuit simulation.

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  • Engineering Productivity and Design Reuse Tools for Effective PCB Design

    Engineering Productivity and Design Reuse Tools for Effective PCB Design

    You can drastically cut your design time down while at the same time reduce the chance for errors by utilizing engineering productivity and design reuse tools.

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  • What is FMEA Lean Manufacturing and How to Implement it?

    What is FMEA Lean Manufacturing and How to Implement it?

    FMEA lean manufacturing provides invaluable design insight and reduces cost as well as build times. It also reduces cost, failures and increases production.

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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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  • Applying TRL Calibration for Noncoaxial Measurements

    Applying TRL Calibration for Noncoaxial Measurements

    Utilizing TRL calibration to obtain noncoaxial measurements provides the easiest and most accurate readings.

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  •  Failure Analysis Methods in PCB Design

    Failure Analysis Methods in PCB Design

    Failure analysis methods enable board designers to create circuit board designs that withstand potentially hazardous environments or component stress.

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  • What is Maintenance Engineering? Circuit Risk and Design Knowledge

    What is Maintenance Engineering? Circuit Risk and Design Knowledge

    Maintenance engineering for PCB design is a process that can be begun within the design phases with smart component consideration and layout.

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  • Testability Analysis Framework for Non-functional Requirements

    Testability Analysis Framework for Non-functional Requirements

    Testability analysis is an integral part of all design practices. The need to assess a product’s capabilities and behavior in a real-world setting is paramount.

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