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  • Multi-board Etching: Managing Rigid-Flex Designs and Conductivity

    Multi-board Etching: Managing Rigid-Flex Designs and Conductivity

    With multi-board etching, it is important you consider what may affect the conductivity of your board and its thermal management properties.

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  • 4-Layer PCB Blind Via: 3D Printing vs. Traditional Manufacturing

    4-Layer PCB Blind Via: 3D Printing vs. Traditional Manufacturing

    To properly manage 4-layer PCB blind vias, you’ll need to know what manufacturing and production you’ll be able to count on and how to manage a stackup.

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  • Growth of Rapid Prototyping Industry Ushers a New Era of PCB Engineering

    Growth of Rapid Prototyping Industry Ushers a New Era of PCB Engineering

    The growth of rapid prototyping encourages many new potential electronic innovations to be produced much faster.

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  • Using PCB Stress Test Analysis to Ensure Device Reliability

    Using PCB Stress Test Analysis to Ensure Device Reliability

    Performing stress test analysis on schematic should not be an option, but a major part of your PCB development. Read this blog to see how it ensures board reliability.

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  • Printed Circuit Board: An Introduction and the Basics of Printed Circuit Boards

    Printed Circuit Board: An Introduction and the Basics of Printed Circuit Boards

    There are a lot of steps involved in the design and manufacturing of a printed circuit board. Here we will describe these basic steps to outline the process.

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  • PCB Design for the 6-Layer Board Stackup

    PCB Design for the 6-Layer Board Stackup

    There are different ways to configure a PCB 6-layer board stackup, and you need to know which configuration will best serve the signal needs of your design.

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  • Real-Time DFM to Balance Manufacturing Requirements

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  • PCB Layout for the Multilayer PCB Fabrication Process

    PCB Layout for the Multilayer PCB Fabrication Process

    Knowing what goes into the multilayer PCB fabrication process will help you to design a better PCB layout. Here is a brief explanation of what is going on.

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  • What do Reliability Engineers do and Why is it Important for PCB Design?

    What do Reliability Engineers do and Why is it Important for PCB Design?

    Ever wonder what do reliability engineers do? In this blog, we explain exactly what they do and why should be glad that they do it.

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  • Getting the Edge on Design For Test

    Getting the Edge on Design For Test

    Building a Printed Circuit Board that works as intended is only has hard as you make it as a designer. The truth is that the layout can be a source of success or failure.

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  • PCB Layers Explained: Multilayer Boards and Stackup Rules

    PCB Layers Explained: Multilayer Boards and Stackup Rules

    If you’re wanting PCB layers explained, you’ll need to hear all about multilayer boards, signals, and PCB stackup instructions.

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  • Through Hole Soldering Process: A Guide for PCB Design

    Through Hole Soldering Process: A Guide for PCB Design

    For a through hole soldering process, knowing through hole components and how to desolder or solder can come in handy in your PCB design.

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  • Environmental PCB Etchant: Updating the PCB Manufacturing Process

    Environmental PCB Etchant: Updating the PCB Manufacturing Process

    While you may not need to know the chemistry behind environmental PCB etchant, designing for it can provide unique power sourcing and reliability challenges.

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  • Incorporating the Principles of PCB Manufacturing to Optimize Design

    Incorporating the Principles of PCB Manufacturing to Optimize Design

    The best board design is not optimized unless it incorporates principles of PCB manufacturing. To understand why this is true, read this blog.

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  • Final Details: the Fabrication and Assembly Drawing

    Final Details: the Fabrication and Assembly Drawing

    To finish your printed circuit board design correctly and on time, you need powerful design tools to help you create precise fabrication and assembly drawings.

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  • Reverse Engineering of Mechanical Parts: Resolving Component Obsolescence

    Reverse Engineering of Mechanical Parts: Resolving Component Obsolescence

    Through reverse engineering of mechanical parts, even component failure of obsolete parts can be resolved with thorough problem solving process.

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  • EPEAT Certification | Introduction to Environmental Electronics Manufacturing

    EPEAT Certification | Introduction to Environmental Electronics Manufacturing

    EPEAT Certification is a practice for sustainable electronics manufacturing which can be instituted during your PCB design.

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  • Why Fiducial Marker Placement is Crucial For Automated Assembly of PCBs

    Why Fiducial Marker Placement is Crucial For Automated Assembly of PCBs

    Fiducial marker placement can make clear placement annotations in schematic and layout designs of your circuits.

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  • Manufacturability of HDI Boards: PCB Materials and Specifications

    Manufacturability of HDI Boards: PCB Materials and Specifications

    Manufacturability of HDI boards will want more carefully arranged documentation to ensure accuracy in manufacturing as well as proper layer stackup management.

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  • 3D STEP Files and Component Footprints

    3D STEP Files and Component Footprints

    Understanding the reason for using 3D STEP files and how the STEP files work with IPC-compliant footprints.

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  • Implementation Strategies for Design for Manufacture and Assembly Constraints

    Implementation Strategies for Design for Manufacture and Assembly Constraints

    What is the best option when choosing among implementation strategies for design and manufacturing and assembly? Read this blog for the answer and why.

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