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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is FMEA Lean Manufacturing and How to Implement it?
FMEA lean manufacturing provides invaluable design insight and reduces cost as well as build times. It also reduces cost, failures and increases production.
Industrial Engineering Fasteners Used in PCB Design and Manufacturing
Industrial engineering fasteners used in PCB design and manufacturing are as important to the design as the boards and components they secure.
Cost Effectiveness Analysis in PCB Layout for Manufacturability
PCBs that are not designed to good DFM rules are prone to unexpected manufacturing costs. Conducting a cost effectiveness analysis during layout will help.
PCB Design Considerations for Vibration Fatigue
Circuit board failures can often be attributed to vibration fatigue. Here is some data that will help you to design for reliability on your next PCB design.
Standard 8 Layer PCB Stackup Techniques and Challenges