Design Libraries

  • Important Features to Consider When You're Comparing PCB Design Software

    Important Features to Consider When You're Comparing PCB Design Software

    Some useful tips to help you shop effectively for the right PCB design software.

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  • The Best Static Analysis Tool For Developing Autonomous Vehicle Software

    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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  • Don't Write Your Own Libraries for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Applications

    Don'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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  • SpaceX to Launch Modular Falcon Rocket with Reused Engines

    SpaceX to Launch Modular Falcon Rocket with Reused Engines

    Modular, reusable design is a design methodology that demands serious consideration. SpaceX have put the associated advantages to work with their Falcon family of spacecraft.

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  • The Challenges Of ECAD Library Management

    The Challenges Of ECAD Library Management

    Implementing a proper system for ECAD data library management enhances team productivity and efficiency to help you deliver products on time and within budget. Read on to learn more. Has the...

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  • Creating 3D Component Bodies in a Footprint Library

    Creating 3D Component Bodies in a Footprint Library

    In today’s PCB design process, you need to be able to integrate mechanical design workflows into an electrical design tool. Read on to learn how to easily create 3D component bodies in a footprint...

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  • Creating Project Libraries from the Schematic

    Creating Project Libraries from the Schematic

    When using an external manufacturer, or sharing a design with another party without access to your internal libraries, creating a project library allows for quick and easy sharing. You can quickly...

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  • How to Easily Reverse Engineer PCB Project Libraries

    How to Easily Reverse Engineer PCB Project Libraries

    Receiving design files from clients isn’t always as smooth a process. Clients may send incomplete project files, project files with unstandardized component libraries, or other files that don’t...

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  • Defining PCB Library Types and Methodologies for Your Design Process

    Defining PCB Library Types and Methodologies for Your Design Process

    There are various PCB library types and methodologies out there, and selecting which to implement into your design process depends on a number of factors. But how do you know which library...

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  • How to Save Time Managing Your Component Libraries

    How to Save Time Managing Your Component Libraries

    Component library management is a time-consuming and frustrating process that takes valuable time away from other important tasks, but what if there was a way to auto-fill the necessary...

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  • What's the best way to make a library searchable? Parameters - Component Development Part 3

    What's the best way to make a library searchable? Parameters - Component Development Part 3

    It's one thing to make great library components, but it's quite another to make them easy to find. In this blog I explain how we handle component parameters, why they are important and how we kick...

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  • Component Development best practices - Part 1

    Component Development best practices - Part 1

    During the coming weeks, we’d like to post details about our library development standards, practices and processes. Along the way, I’d like open discussion about how you develop libraries, and...

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  • What's in a Name - Component Development Part 2

    What's in a Name - Component Development Part 2

    In this blog I outline how Altium Content Team names components, symbols and footprints. Why we’ve chosen these naming conventions.This seems like an eminently boring place to start, but something...

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  • Practical steps for creating embedded components with side-emitting LEDs

    Practical steps for creating embedded components with side-emitting LEDs

    To meet the demands for product miniaturization, more people are turning to embedded components. Embedded components, sometimes referred to as embedded passives when it's just capacitors and...

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  • How to use Schematic CAD Drawings for Cable Assemblies: Part 1

    How to use Schematic CAD Drawings for Cable Assemblies: Part 1

    The need to design cable assemblies often falls to the electronics design team, but for many the use of high-cost dedicated cabling design software is simply out of reach and overkill. The...

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  • How to use Schematic CAD Drawings for Cable Assemblies: Part 2

    How to use Schematic CAD Drawings for Cable Assemblies: Part 2

    The need to design cable assemblies often falls to the electronics design team, but for many the use of high-cost dedicated cabling design software is simply out of reach and overkill. In this...

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  • Using Configuration Management to Reduce Design Errors and Promote Re-use: Part 1

    Using Configuration Management to Reduce Design Errors and Promote Re-use: Part 1

    A Configuration Management system can be used, along with an existing Design Data Management system, to further promote good data integrity. So just what is Configuration Management, and how can...

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