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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
EPEAT Certification | Introduction to Environmental Electronics Manufacturing
EPEAT Certification is a practice for sustainable electronics manufacturing which can be instituted during your PCB design.
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.
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.
3D STEP Files and Component Footprints
Understanding the reason for using 3D STEP files and how the STEP files work with IPC-compliant footprints.
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.
Electronic Interconnect Design Considerations in PCB Layout
To help you be prepared for the different design aspects you will find in your PCB layout, here are some electronic interconnect design considerations for you.
What’s In a Circuit Board Layer Stackup: PCB Layers Explained
There are a lot of layers in life, and that includes the circuit boards that we work with. To better understand those layers, here are PCB layers explained.
Common Design For Assembly "Gotchas"
Great ideas come together with great timing and the only thing left is great execution. Flipping the switch that sets the factory in motion will cause a few pain points.
The Design Rule Kit and Why You Might Want One
Others might be solving the same problems you are. Leverage the commonality so you can focus on your core solution.
Tips for Reducing PCB Handling Issues
PCB handling, when performed improperly, can result in damaged boards upon delivery.
How To Cut PCB Assembly Cost Without Forsaking Quality
Knowing how to cut PCB assembly cost is a battle of knowing the different steps of the PCB production process.
Via Tenting Vs Non Via Tenting: Applicable Situations