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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.
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?
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...
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...
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...
DesignTrue DFM Ecosystem
Connect with the world's leading manufacturers to easily request and implement custom manufacturability rules
Innovations in IoT-Driven Medical Sensors for Tracking Patient Vitals
IoT refers to the system of interconnected computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, or objects that have the ability to transfer data over a network...
How to Become an Embedded Systems Engineer
So you want to become an embedded systems engineer? What’s it going to take to get there? If you’re into robots, know your way around PCBs, and love coding in C...
How Tesla Model 3 Showcases Where Cars Are Heading
The Tesla Model 3 is one of the most highly anticipated cars of the decade. As one of Tesla’s first forays into making its revolutionary cars more affordable for the general public ..
10 Common Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Issues and How to Solve Them
Every day is a busy day for PCB Designers; strict schedules and tight deadlines are a normal occurrence. From layout to manufacture and testing, a single holdup can cost a business untold amounts...
Making Sense Out of Sensors
The human, or any other animal’s body, is a marvel for its ability to take in data from its surroundings. We can detect light, temperature, pressure, aroma, and, sound. Some member...
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”...
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
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...
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...
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...
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.
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 ...
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
Introduction: What is LiDAR?