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  • Why You Should Use the Best Static Analysis Tool For Developing Autonomous Vehicle Software

    Why You Should Use the Best Static Analysis Tool For Developing Autonomous Vehicle Software

    Designers often focus on benchmarking their compiler when developing Autonomous Vehicle Software.

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  • Choosing the Best Communication Configuration for Your IoT Device Network

    Choosing the Best Communication Configuration for Your IoT Device Network

    It’s all set, you have perfected the design of the latest state-of-the-art IoT fork and you’re feeling unstoppable.

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  • 3 Electronic Devices Whose Concepts Preceded PCB Design Capabilities

    3 Electronic Devices Whose Concepts Preceded PCB Design Capabilities

    All things that old were once new, but not all things new were once old.

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  • Flexible Future: The Industries That Are Forcing You To Learn Rigid Flex PCB Design

    Flexible Future: The Industries That Are Forcing You To Learn Rigid Flex PCB Design

    It seems like as soon as I master some brand new technology, it’s time for the next big thing and I have to start all over again.

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  • PCB Design for Manufacturing: Prevent Via Defects by Talking to Your Manufacturer

    PCB Design for Manufacturing: Prevent Via Defects by Talking to Your Manufacturer

    Sometimes your feelings toward your manufacturer may resemble your feelings towards any ex-girlfriends. Especially when they tell you that your boards have a One of my ex-girlfriends always used...

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  • Choosing a Compiler for Automotive Applications

    Choosing a Compiler for Automotive Applications

    Choosing a compiler for automotive applications can be difficult. Choosing the wrong compiler can lead to a lot of pain and frustration. It could also lead to your product not working or not being...

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  • Why You Shouldn't Write Your Own Libraries for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Applications

    Why You Shouldn't Write Your Own Libraries for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Applications

    Have you ever tried renovating your house on your own? In my opinion, the only thing worse than doing your own renovations is writing your own libraries for advanced driver assistance systems...

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  • How Increasing Battery Size Guides the PCB Designs of Apple and GoPro

    How Increasing Battery Size Guides the PCB Designs of Apple and GoPro

    As time goes on, power requirements for connected devices keep increasing. More power means larger batteries, which force PCB designers to use more efficient layouts. Apple’s iPhone 7 and GoPro’s...

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  • How to choose a test lab for FCC Certification of your IoT Product

    How to choose a test lab for FCC Certification of your IoT Product

    Getting an FCC certification is an important (and legally required) step for IoT systems and other products that transmit and receive data. Choosing the right lab makes a huge difference in the...

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  • How Innovative PCB Design Lets Internet of Things Devices Reduce Wastage

    How Innovative PCB Design Lets Internet of Things Devices Reduce Wastage

    Innovative PCB designs have allowed the IoT to move into our homes and jobs and save us energy and money. The Nest thermostat, Philips Hue light bulb, and AgriHouse leaf sensor are all IoT devices...

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  • PCB Designer Mike Brown Offers Advice: Stay Hungry, Keep Growing, Nurture Relationships

    PCB Designer Mike Brown Offers Advice: Stay Hungry, Keep Growing, Nurture Relationships

    Mike Brown is a designer’s designer. He caught the design-bug at the tender age of 17 and has never looked back. Recently, he shared the story of his career path from being a young draftsman, to...

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  • Design Techniques to Help you Keep up with Increasing PCB Complexity

    Design Techniques to Help you Keep up with Increasing PCB Complexity

    Between the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable electronics, PCB design requirements are becoming more and more advanced. You need to keep your eye on the design techniques that...

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  • How Tesla Rethought Lithium Ion Cells Through Modular Design and Vertical Integration

    How Tesla Rethought Lithium Ion Cells Through Modular Design and Vertical Integration

    Lithium Ion batteries provide high performance and fast recharging, making them ideal for electric vehicles. However, their cost has always been a barrier to adoption in the world of electric...

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  • Ubiquitous Internet of Things Devices Will Mean More Work in the PCB Design Industry

    Ubiquitous Internet of Things Devices Will Mean More Work in the PCB Design Industry

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is giving birth to a world where everything will have a computer inside of it. In a world full of PCBs, the PCB designer will be queen, a very busy queen. The modern...

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  • Technological Advances in LiDAR are Working to Bring Autonomous Vehicles into the Mainstream Market

    Technological Advances in LiDAR are Working to Bring Autonomous Vehicles into the Mainstream Market

    One of my favorite movies from the 2000s was Minority Report. As an engineer, my favorite genre is Science Fiction, and Tom Cruise was my favorite actor. I imagined myself riding in one of those...

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  • How to Plan for FCC Certification When Designing PCBs for IoT

    How to Plan for FCC Certification When Designing PCBs for IoT

    FCC Certification is a critical part of bringing IoT products to market. To pass successfully, you need to plan for the testing before you even begin to design your PCB. Read on to learn about the...

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  • Electric Vehicles Have Inspired PCB Designers to Mitigate Heat Using Glass-Reinforced PTFE

    Electric Vehicles Have Inspired PCB Designers to Mitigate Heat Using Glass-Reinforced PTFE

    In the demanding world of electric vehicles, PCB’s must provide power conditioning, voltage conversion, and battery management in addition to their usual roles in the automotive context....

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  • How 3D Printed Prototypes are Changing the Landscape of PCB Design

    How 3D Printed Prototypes are Changing the Landscape of PCB Design

    It’s no surprise that you hate waiting for prototypes. In the time it takes for the test board to arrive you could probably invent a new method for fabricating prototypes. Lucky for you, someone...

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  • Structuring Your Design Data Management to Avoid Design Missteps

    Structuring Your Design Data Management to Avoid Design Missteps

    When it comes to PCB design, one very important aspect of the overall process is proper data management and documentation. While the immediate consequences may not be as apparent, mismanagement of...

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  • How to Protect Your PCB Designs from Counterfeit Electronic Components

    How to Protect Your PCB Designs from Counterfeit Electronic Components

    Counterfeit electronics are components that are fakes or relabelled as a higher quality product and sold to unwitting customers. They can wreak havoc with your designs, security, budget, and...

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