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  • PCB Minimum Etch Technique Explained

    PCB Minimum Etch Technique Explained

    PCB minimum etch technique is about leaving as much copper on the PCB as possible. Learn why it's important and how to execute it in your designs.

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  • What is a PCB Netlist?

    What is a PCB Netlist?

    So you’ve created a PCB schematic using OrCAD Capture, and you’re ready to take your design to the next step in the electronic design automation (EDA) process with a PCB layout tool...

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  • Can You Afford to Skip the CAM Process When You Tape Out a Printed Circuit Board?

    Can You Afford to Skip the CAM Process When You Tape Out a Printed Circuit Board?

    You may have seen the advertising already. Some PCB fab shops will provide a quotation based on a questionnaire that details the pertinent factors...

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  • How the Role of a PCB Designer Changes With the Size of the Company

    How the Role of a PCB Designer Changes With the Size of the Company

    Board design is board design, right? In terms of polygons and traces, it’s the same process but the approach you have to take is quite different from start-up to tech-giant.

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  • Design Rule Check Demystified

    Design Rule Check Demystified

    Performing design rule checks early on helps ensure the manufacturability of your PCB.

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  • What Is Documentation in PCB Manufacturing?

    What Is Documentation in PCB Manufacturing?

    Documenting your entire design process may seem tedious or inconvenient at times, but it ends up being a critical piece of creating a great product. PCB design is no exception.

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  • EDA 101: Schematic Capture and Logical Design

    EDA 101: Schematic Capture and Logical Design

    Every PCB design starts out as a circuit diagram. Remember those universal symbols you used to represent resistors, capacitors, and other components in a circuit diagram?

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  • Introduction to Hierarchical Schematic Design

    Introduction to Hierarchical Schematic Design

    PCB designs can get pretty complex. If you’ve ever struggled with matching net names and resolving errors across traditional multi-page flat schematics, it may be time to give hierarchical...

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  • Gerber vs. CAD: PCB File Formats Demystified

    Gerber vs. CAD: PCB File Formats Demystified

    Today’s PCBs can be quite complex, there are multiple layers of traces, vias, and components that must fit together with a high degree of precision. One small error can turn a PCB into...

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  • OrCAD 2019: Customize Your PCB Experience

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  • Five Steps for Securing Customer Data in IoT

    Five Steps for Securing Customer Data in IoT

    If your company is harnessing the power of IoT and machine learning as a way to improve efficiency and customer service, you have probably worried about the inherent safety risks and what they could

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  • Everything you need to know about drilling PCB mounting holes

    Everything you need to know about drilling PCB mounting holes

    Mounting holes seem simple enough—they let you mount your PCB to an enclosure or a surface. Simply pick a screw size that makes sense for the size of your board and the surface you wish to mount...

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  • What Is Bare Board Testing?

    What Is Bare Board Testing?

    There’s a point in manufacturing where you’ve got a decision to make. Do you start assembling your bare PCB or electrically test its connectivity for opens and shorts?

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  • EK Power Success Story

    EK Power Success Story

    When we are thinking about what is best for the customer in the long-run, the answer is that we need to push the organization forward and align us with the customer’s needs. Using OrCAD Capture CIS...

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  • The Best Pep-Talk I Ever Had, (and four more worth remembering)

    The Best Pep-Talk I Ever Had, (and four more worth remembering)

    As we go through our days on the job, little nuggets of wisdom or motivation come our way. Some of it comes in the form of corporate propaganda to make sure....

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  • Reduce Time-to-Market for Your System-level Designs Using PSpice Systems Option

    Reduce Time-to-Market for Your System-level Designs Using PSpice Systems Option

    When you move from prototyping to real production, you need to fine tune again because ideal parts cannot emulate the realities of delays and non-linearities. This costs money and eats into../

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  • The Ethernet is Coming For Your Ride

    The Ethernet is Coming For Your Ride

    Automotive Ethernet. It really is a thing. Our cars will have to outsmart our phones if we’re going to hand over the reins in any meaningful (and safe!) way.

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  • Why Bank of America Is Betting on Blockchain

    Why Bank of America Is Betting on Blockchain

    Undoubtedly you’ve heard a lot about blockchain as the next big revolution for businesses—it’s even been referred to as “the new internet,” and businesses of all types are finding ways to tap into...

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  • Early Stage Design Considerations of Starting a PCB Project from Scratch

    Early Stage Design Considerations of Starting a PCB Project from Scratch

    There’s nothing quite like the smell of hot solder on a Sunday afternoon, tinkering in your basement as you bring a new electronic concept to life. PCBs are the foundation of modern electronics.

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  • Tips to Remove Noise on Via to Via Coupling

    Tips to Remove Noise on Via to Via Coupling

    Via-to-via coupling in particular remains a challenging aspect in designing multilayer PCBs. In this post we’ll cover some tips for removing noise from your vias.

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  • How Data-Driven Technology Improves Patient Diagnostics

    How Data-Driven Technology Improves Patient Diagnostics

    Recent technology has enabled new types of data collection with important implications for both patients and medical professionals. Here is a round-up of...

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