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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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  • Electronic Component Vulnerability Assessment in PCB Design

    Electronic Component Vulnerability Assessment in PCB Design

    Choosing the wrong component can cause serious problems for your PCB. Here are some considerations in order to mitigate electronic component vulnerability risks.

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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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  • Are You a Little Board?

    Are You a Little Board?

    The whole world gets a little smaller and a little faster every other day. The underlying magic that supports this flow of knowledge is constantly evolving to keep up.

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  • PCB Design For Solder Mask Defined Footprints

    PCB Design For Solder Mask Defined Footprints

    The right clearance and tolerance for your solder mask defined footprints is important so you don't run into any assembly issues.

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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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  • 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 Best 4 Layer PCB Power Plane Design Techniques

    The Best 4 Layer PCB Power Plane Design Techniques

    4 layer PCB power plane design poses unique challenges. In this blog, we explain these and how best to address them.

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  • IoT Consumer Electronics that Streamline Business Interactions

    IoT Consumer Electronics that Streamline Business Interactions

    IoT consumer electronics are everywhere. Learning how to design them and integrate into a home or business environment should be seamless too.

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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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  • 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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  • Design for Sustainable Consumer Electronics: PCB Materials and Supply Chain Management

    Design for Sustainable Consumer Electronics: PCB Materials and Supply Chain Management

    Design for sustainable consumer electronics can be looked at from an overall view of materials, and a more refined view of what an individual designer might do.

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  • Green Product Lifecycle Management: A Nontoxic Approach to PCB Design

    Green Product Lifecycle Management: A Nontoxic Approach to PCB Design

    Green product lifecycle management encourages PCB design and manufacturing that accounts for a product’s lifecycle including its eventual discarding.

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  • PCB Design Tools to Promote Engineering Team Collaboration

    PCB Design Tools to Promote Engineering Team Collaboration

    For designers to stay ahead of the technology development race, they will need concurrent PCB design tools in order to leverage engineering team collaboration.

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  • How Sustainable Electronics Materials are the Future of the PCB Industry

    How Sustainable Electronics Materials are the Future of the PCB Industry

    The use of sustainable electronics materials is environmentally friendly, provides lower manufacturing costs, and increases production.

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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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  • Land Grid Array or LGA Manufacturing: Packaging and Substrate Concerns

    Land Grid Array or LGA Manufacturing: Packaging and Substrate Concerns

    When considering LGA manufacturing, you’ll want to be sure to account for the components you’re using for any kind of consumer electronics.

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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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