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  • Tips on Transitioning from Schematic to Layout

    Tips on Transitioning from Schematic to Layout

    Before you can start with the place and route of your printed circuit board design, you first have to transition the data from schematic to layout.

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  • Schematic Tips for Better Electronic Design Readability

    Schematic Tips for Better Electronic Design Readability

    Creating the best schematic design is more than circuit innovation, you also need electronic design readability for those who will be using the schematic.

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  • An Introduction to Stereolithographic Apparatus for Electronic Manufacturing

    An Introduction to Stereolithographic Apparatus for Electronic Manufacturing

    Stereolithographic apparatus are used still in electronic manufacturing for the printing of circuit boards and are improved with the rapid development of 3D printing.

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  • Designing a Flex PCB Prototype: PCB Design Tips and Considerations

    Designing a Flex PCB Prototype: PCB Design Tips and Considerations

    Designing a flex PCB prototype will test your ability for layout with time and material constraints, as well as require cost considerations.

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  • Passive Pi Filter Design and Simulation

    Passive Pi Filter Design and Simulation

    Your next power supply design or impedance matching network might be a pi filter. Here’s how these work and how to simulate them.

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  • Applications of Cathodic Current Measurements in Corrosion Protection

    Applications of Cathodic Current Measurements in Corrosion Protection

    If you’re designing corrosion protection systems, you’ll need to gather cathodic current measurements in controlled experiments.

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  • BGA Design in 4 layer PCBs: Circuit Routing and Pin Limitations

    BGA Design in 4 layer PCBs: Circuit Routing and Pin Limitations

    Ball grid arrays or BGAs in 4 layer PCBs can be difficult to rout and manage adequate transmission voltage with, here are design tips that can help.

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  • Power Supply Design for 12V: Challenges and EMI Reduction Tips

    Power Supply Design for 12V: Challenges and EMI Reduction Tips

    Power supply design for 12v electronics maintains traditional power supply design requirements and vulnerabilities.

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  • Keys to Success with Your PCB CAD Parts Library

    Keys to Success with Your PCB CAD Parts Library

    If you want more information on what your PCB CAD parts library does and how you can better work with it, take a look here at some of these ideas.

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  • What’s the Differential? Mastering the Art of the Differential Pair

    What’s the Differential? Mastering the Art of the Differential Pair

    You see, it’s like this. When two circuits love each other very much, they form a life-long bond and then little Diffs are propagated. Not really, but when we peruse the net names attached to the...

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  • The Nuts and Bolts of a Via Padstack

    The Nuts and Bolts of a Via Padstack

    From the first plated through-hole to the latest, the trend is to support higher density interconnect. The key driver in plating holes is the aspect ratio, the hole’s width over depth.

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  • PCB Routing on Layer Two - Breaking the Steadfast Rule

    PCB Routing on Layer Two - Breaking the Steadfast Rule

    The newer generation parts have a pin configuration with two different pitches. The core has a grid of larger pins that are used to supply power and ground. That pin-field is surrounded by...

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  • Linear Sweep Voltammetry for Batteries and Regulator Design

    Linear Sweep Voltammetry for Batteries and Regulator Design

    Linear sweep voltammetry and cyclic voltammetry measurements are critical for examining battery operating ranges and designing charging systems.

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  • Inductive Circuits and Using Kirchhoff’s Current Law

    Inductive Circuits and Using Kirchhoff’s Current Law

    Current in electronics is an eternal process of consideration and reconsideration. Inductive currents can be particularly difficult to match or determine necessities for.

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  • Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and How It Works in Electronics Manufacturing

    Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and How It Works in Electronics Manufacturing

    Selective laser sintering is a process used in PCB manufacturing to try and speed up and add cost efficiency to an additive manufacturing workflow.

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  • What Are The Advantages Of Rigid Flex PCB

    What Are The Advantages Of Rigid Flex PCB

    Rigid flex PCBs can have advantages ranging far and wide from easing enclosure and mechanical constraints to improving manufacturing yields.

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  • Working with Thin Film Resistor Components in Your Next PCB

    Working with Thin Film Resistor Components in Your Next PCB

    Using a thin-film resistor provides lower profile and more reliable operation up to high frequency.

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  • Force and Pressure Sensors with Piezoelectric Load Cell Transducers

    Force and Pressure Sensors with Piezoelectric Load Cell Transducers

    Piezoelectric load cell transducers provide high sensitivity measurements with broad range and low threshold.

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  • Choosing Schematic Grid Sizes to Increase Your Design Productivity

    Choosing Schematic Grid Sizes to Increase Your Design Productivity

    To create complex schematics, you need a lot of control over your design environment including choosing schematic grid sizes. Here is more about that.

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  • Defining Design Intent in PCB Design CAD Tools

    Defining Design Intent in PCB Design CAD Tools

    If you’ve got an action plan for your PCB design, then you’re on your way to defining design intent. But there may be more to design intent than you realize.

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