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PCB Design For Laptops and Tablets
It seems consumer electronics industry is trying to get us to use our voices to interact with technology. Screens and keyboards aren’t on that roadmap. Laptops and tablets are not the next big thing.
Benefits For Zero Ohm Resistor in Circuit Design
While non-ideal, a zero ohm resistor can be very helpful for balancing designs for circuits.
Prototype Boards: PCB Layout Preparation Tips
Cutting corners on building a prototype board can save you time, but is it the best way to prepare for a good design. Here are some tips that can help.
Choosing Types of Pins For Your PCB Design
The types of pins used in your circuits impacts everything like signals, temperature, voltage, and current.
Selecting Ferrite Chokes and Clamps to Minimize RFI and Resistance
Selecting ferrite chokes and clamps to minimize RFI in your design is an important part of any fabrication process.
Determining Annular Rings for Via Management in PCB Design
Annular rings are particularly necessary to get right for adequate via placement within PCB designs.
Acid Traps: Embrace Optimal Etchant Usage by Fabricators
While acid traps are not particularly common these days due to more commonly accessible and superior options, they are still a necessary history within fabrication processes
Eco-Friendly Printed Circuit Boards: Present and Future Manufacturability
Eco-friendly printed circuit boards are becoming more practical than ever due to innovations in pulling durable base materials from recycled or alternative products.
Multilayer Circuit Performance Perfected with Precision PCB Engineering Tools
There are many factors that can affect multilayer circuit performance on a PCB. Here is some information that will help you prepare for your multilayer design.
High Voltage Circuit Design Guidelines and Materials
High voltage circuit designs require careful attention to the sensitivity of the materials and components you’ve selected within your circuit.
What to Bring to the PCB Design Review
Even the simplest layout will require deliverables for assembly including custom paste stencil and a bill of materials to associate the correct component for each location on the board.
Using Lasers to Fabricate Printed Circuit Boards; The Light Work
Lasers have always been around. At least, it seems so when we can read how they were used on the Apollo missions. Lasers were part of a range finder for the space ships to know their precise altitude.
How CAD and CAM Work Together
PCB CAD layout people end their job by creating electronic files that the CAM operator uses to generate the photo tools for the PCB.
IoT Components and PCB Design Considerations for IoT Devices
IoT component choices can make or break both the cost and durability of your IoT designs.
Fr4 Maximum Temperature and Thermal Dissipation
Fr4 maximum temperature will determine impedance and other signal integrity standards to take into account for your circuit designs.
Microvia Aspect Ratio in PCB Design
Designing a high density printed circuit board may require the use of microvias, and understanding microvia aspect ratios will help you to know how to use them.
MTBF, MTTR, MTTF, and FIT: Design Reliability Measures for Electronics
MTBF, MTTR, MTTF, and FIT are measures for design reliability that engineers can use on their electronic devices.
Through Hole Components in Your PCB Design
One of the keys to a successful PCB design is knowing when and where to use through hole components. Here is some information that can help you with that.
Solder Reflow Ovens: Solder Paste and PCB Assembly
Your printed circuit board design will probably be assembled using a solder reflow oven. Here is some information and design tips to help with this process.
Using Circuit Simulation for Maximizing Yield in PCB Manufacturing