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  • Assessing the Post-Development Hardships of Uncontrolled Data Management

    Assessing the Post-Development Hardships of Uncontrolled Data Management

    Get your project completed faster with powerful design data mangement.

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  • High Voltage PCB Design: Creepage and Clearance Distance

    High Voltage PCB Design: Creepage and Clearance Distance

    High voltage PCBs have more rigorous design parameters than your average PCB. Read on to find out why spacing matters in your high voltage circuit.

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  • Internet of Things Hardware Platforms Are Becoming Flexible

    Internet of Things Hardware Platforms Are Becoming Flexible

    There’s a huge market out there for flexible IoT hardware platforms. Learn from those already in the space, and design boards that can grab a piece of the pie.

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  • Capturing Key PCB Design Elements in the Design Document

    Capturing Key PCB Design Elements in the Design Document

    Capture the right details in your PCB design documentation and meet design specifications every time.

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  • USB Type-C: A New Frontier for Power and Data Transmission

    USB Type-C: A New Frontier for Power and Data Transmission

    As we increase our efforts to advance the IoT (Internet of Things), USB Type-C connectors have paved the way for enhanced connectivity, faster data transmissions, and less power consumption.

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  • How NASA Plans to Use 3D Printed Circuit Board Technology

    How NASA Plans to Use 3D Printed Circuit Board Technology

    Flexible printed circuits are just now becoming viable. NASA hopes to use them for meteorological space missions.

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  • Advantages of Flexible Circuits for Space Applications

    Advantages of Flexible Circuits for Space Applications

    Weight, reliability, and versatility are big concerns when designing PCBs for space. Flexible circuits help solve all these problems at once.

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  • PCB 2020: Altium Brings International Roadshow to a Close

    PCB 2020: Altium Brings International Roadshow to a Close

    Altium has officially wrapped their two-month international roadshow, PCB 2020: Altium’s Roadmap to the Future, which provided attendees with an in-depth look into the future of electronics design.

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  • Using Grounding to Protect Your PCB from ESD Damage

    Using Grounding to Protect Your PCB from ESD Damage

    Proper grounding techniques to help keep your PCB safe from ESD damage.

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  • How Component Placement and Routing Helps Protect Your PCB from ESD

    How Component Placement and Routing Helps Protect Your PCB from ESD

    Ways to strategically route your board and place components to minimize the effects of ESD.

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  • How Ferrite Beads Work and How to Choose the Right One

    How Ferrite Beads Work and How to Choose the Right One

    Ferrite beads can be an excellent tool if you understand them. FInd out how they work and what to watch out for when using them.

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  • The Correct PCB Routing and PCB Layout to Help Protect Your Board From ESD

    The Correct PCB Routing and PCB Layout to Help Protect Your Board From ESD

    Routing is especially important in ESD protection. Here are some tips to helps keep your components safe from the induced EMI of ESD events.

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  • Meet the Baja Racing Team from New Jersey Institute of Technology

    Meet the Baja Racing Team from New Jersey Institute of Technology

    Racing a single seat semi-professional off-road car, sound like a dream?

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  • How to Send the Most Complete Documentation Package to PCB Fabrication

    How to Send the Most Complete Documentation Package to PCB Fabrication

    Get PCB Designs ready for manufacturing, the right way.

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  • Protecting your PCB from ESD Using Transient Voltage Suppressors

    Protecting your PCB from ESD Using Transient Voltage Suppressors

    How and why transient voltage suppressors can reduce damage from ESD on your PCB

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  • What is ESD and How Does it Affect My PCB Design?

    What is ESD and How Does it Affect My PCB Design?

    A review of ESD and what measures can be taken to reduce its effects on your PCB

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  • What Are Molded Interconnect Devices or MIDs?

    What Are Molded Interconnect Devices or MIDs?

    What is the next big thing in circuit design? Is it graphene? flex? or maybe something else. If you’ve been thinking about the future of PCB design then you may have come across molded...

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  • Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery vs Lithium Ion For Embedded Systems

    Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery vs Lithium Ion For Embedded Systems

    It can be difficult to choose the perfect partner for your life, and perfect battery for your PCB. This blog can help you with the batteries.

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  • How to Design a 4-20mA Current Loop Receiver with Minimal Components

    How to Design a 4-20mA Current Loop Receiver with Minimal Components

    How to keep costs low by designing your own 4-20mA current loop receiver rather than buying a commercial IC.

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  • When to Use Thermal Pads or Paste for PCB Thermal Management

    When to Use Thermal Pads or Paste for PCB Thermal Management

    It’s rare that one will offhandedly know which thermal interface material will work the best for their PCB. This article weighs the advantages and disadvantages of thermal pads vs. pastes with...

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