Contrary to what many may believe, designing a printed circuit board is not a one-man job. Communication with many stakeholders is a critical part of the design process and an important responsibility of the EE/PCB Designer. With the role of electrical engineers quickly evolving, it is important to note successful PCB design is not done in a vacuum. A PCB design will only materialize successfully by a commitment from the EE to reach out and gather information from the PCB industry stakeholders listed below. Each stakeholder will be contributing their part to manufacturing the design and ensuring its overall success.
Early Stage Design Considerations of Starting a PCB Project from Scratch
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Using a Multiphysics Heat Finite Element Solver
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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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Passive Pi Filter Design and Simulation
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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.
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.
Linear Sweep Voltammetry for Batteries and Regulator Design
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Inductive Circuits and Using Kirchhoff’s Current Law
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Working with Thin Film Resistor Components in Your Next PCB
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Choosing Schematic Grid Sizes to Increase Your Design Productivity
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Defining Design Intent in PCB Design CAD Tools
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Working with Standardized IEEE 315-1975 E-CAD Symbols
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Circuit Design Tips for a 4x4 Matrix Keypad
When creating and installing a 4x4 matrix keypad in your device, you’ll want to keep these reminders in mind.
Working with STEP Enclosure Models in PCB Design
With STEP enclosure models giving the PCB designer access to mechanical design features inside of the layout tools, there are fewer PCB design mistakes.
SiC SPICE Model and Analysis for New MOSFETs
If you’re building power amplifiers or RF amplifiers, you need SiC SPICE model and analysis tools in your PCB design software.
Understanding Grid Basics in PCB Design
Grid basics for PCB design will help you to maintain a better design flow when laying out your circuit board for electronic production.
What is a Linear Bilateral Network and What are its Characteristics?
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