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  • PCB Component Placement Defect Detection for Layouts

    PCB Component Placement Defect Detection for Layouts

    This article is about different PCB component placement defect detection methods you can use to avoid common DFM errors.

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  • Designing to PCB Creepage and Clearance Standards in Circuit Board Layouts

    Designing to PCB Creepage and Clearance Standards in Circuit Board Layouts

    This article discusses the importance of maintaining PCB creepage and clearance standards in your circuit board layout and methods for accomplishing that.

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  • PCB Component to Edge Clearance Considerations

    PCB Component to Edge Clearance Considerations

    This article discusses the potential problems with PCB component to edge clearances that are too tight and what the designer can do about it.

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  •  IPC Component Spacing Guidelines

    IPC Component Spacing Guidelines

    IPC component spacing guidelines exist to minimize physical overlap and electrical interference that could have detrimental effects on PCB performance.

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  • Applying IPC Through-Hole Standards In PCB Design

    Applying IPC Through-Hole Standards In PCB Design

    This article explores figuring out the right IPC through-hole standards in PCB design and how to apply them in calculating pad size.

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  • Allegro PCB Editor Demo

    Allegro PCB Editor Demo

    The Cadence® Allegro® PCB Editor helps bring your innovative and bleeding-edge designs to life.

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  • The Art of Stifling Interference on a Printed Circuit Board Assembly

    The Art of Stifling Interference on a Printed Circuit Board Assembly

    Noise carries but only so far. We have to tolerate some EMI though there are limits.

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  • PCB Inspection and Testing - An Insurance Policy

    PCB Inspection and Testing - An Insurance Policy

    Manufacturing a PCB has both incoming and in-process inspection checkpoints along the way to a complete product

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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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  • Managing Silkscreen Layers and PCB Stackup Information

    Managing Silkscreen Layers and PCB Stackup Information

    This article describes managing silkscreen layers and PCB stackup information within a printed circuit board design.

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  • Solderability is More Than Selecting the Right Solder

    Solderability is More Than Selecting the Right Solder

    There are many factors that can affect PCB assembly, learn how you can mitigate some of the issues

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  • Why Do We Have To Follow Drawing Standards?

    Why Do We Have To Follow Drawing Standards?

    Creating documents that convey the design requirements is essential to communicate your goals.

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  • PCB Assembly Considerations

    PCB Assembly Considerations

    PCB assembly considerations include leveraging EDA software, adhering to DfA principles, and selecting quality components.

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  • Paper Circuit Boards: The Future of PCB Design

    Paper Circuit Boards: The Future of PCB Design

    This article discusses the different technologies that make paper printed circuit boards a viable option for future products.

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  • The Assembly House Blues: How to Head off a Common Assembly Issue

    The Assembly House Blues: How to Head off a Common Assembly Issue

    Here's some insight on the high stakes involved in the electronics assembly industry.

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  • PCB Material Properties You Should Consider During Board Design

    PCB Material Properties You Should Consider During Board Design

    Pay attention to these PCB material properties when designing your next board.

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  • Electronic Product Cost Estimation

    Electronic Product Cost Estimation

    Electronic product cost estimation recognizes that balance must exist between costs, risks, and benefits.

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  • Fused Filament Fabrication and Electronic 3D Printing

    Fused Filament Fabrication and Electronic 3D Printing

    Fused filament fabrication offers uniformity and operator control for 3D printing, greatly simplifying the process.

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  • The Benefits of Communicating with Your Fabrication, Assembly, and Manufacturing Engineer (CM)

    The Benefits of Communicating with Your Fabrication, Assembly, and Manufacturing Engineer (CM)

    Effectively communicating with your CM benefits a company throughout the design process, manufacturing process, and in-field use of their products.

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  • Understanding PCB Via-In-Pad Design

    Understanding PCB Via-In-Pad Design

    Via-in-pad design is one of the best solutions for routing high-density PCB designs. Here is more information on what VIPs are and how they can be used.

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