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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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  • Structural Integrity and the Challenges of Rigid-Flex PCB Design

    Structural Integrity and the Challenges of Rigid-Flex PCB Design

    Bend it, don’t break it! Master the requirements of IPC 2223C Design Standard for Flex Printed Boards.

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  • Fashionable and Functional Wearable Technology for Senior Citizens

    Fashionable and Functional Wearable Technology for Senior Citizens

    Wearable tech for the elderly needs to have both form and function. There are several products on the market that embody these characteristics

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  • Wearable Technology in the Future Will Be Seamless and Convenient

    Wearable Technology in the Future Will Be Seamless and Convenient

    Current wearable technologies can be unfashionable and inconvenient. The next generation will need to be seamlessly integrated into our clothing and charge without bother.

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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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  • Advanced PCB Design Solutions Require Short and Long Term EDA Software

    Advanced PCB Design Solutions Require Short and Long Term EDA Software

    Circuits aren’t getting any simpler. Upgrade today to software that has tools to help you design right now, and will be developed to help you in the future.

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  • Why Increasing Design Complexity Requires the Best Professional PCB Design Software

    Why Increasing Design Complexity Requires the Best Professional PCB Design Software

    PCBs are becoming more and more complex every day. It’s time you got some software to help you tackle new design challenges.

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  • Overcoming the Challenges of Rigid Flex Design

    Overcoming the Challenges of Rigid Flex Design

    It goes without saying, wearable technology is the way of the future.

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  • Three Dumb Internet of Things Devices Using Smart PCB Designs

    Three Dumb Internet of Things Devices Using Smart PCB Designs

    With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), I’m afraid that Skynet is just on the horizon. Myriads of everyday items are being imbued with the gift of “intelligence.”

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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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  • Challenges with Rigid-Flex Design

    Challenges with Rigid-Flex Design

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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.

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  • Flexible PCBs and the Internet of Things: How the Landscape of PCB Design is Rapidly Changing

    Flexible PCBs and the Internet of Things: How the Landscape of PCB Design is Rapidly Changing

    The Internet of Things is a new category of exciting gadgets and appliances transforming the consumer market. However, developing that smartwatch isn’t as easy as putting it on. PCB designers are...

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  • How Cutting Edge PCB Design Has Enabled the Nest Thermostat to Transform Homes

    How Cutting Edge PCB Design Has Enabled the Nest Thermostat to Transform Homes

    For the longest time, the humdrum thermostat was ignored by startups and hardware designers. Contemporary examples were lacking in features: read the thermometer, set the temperature. Nest,...

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  • Embedded Active Components Are Enabling Independent Smartwatches with Smartphone Capabilities

    Embedded Active Components Are Enabling Independent Smartwatches with Smartphone Capabilities

    The innovation that most clearly signals the potential of the smartwatch is the LG Watch Sport’s ability to make phone calls and receive data without needing to be near enough to an anchor...

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  • Advances in Printed Circuit Board Design: Fitbit Takes Fitness from Clunky to Cool

    Advances in Printed Circuit Board Design: Fitbit Takes Fitness from Clunky to Cool

    Get a step counter for my birthday! Tens years ago that was definitely boring. What changed?

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  • How to Design Your Rigid-Flex PCB Within a Board Outline

    How to Design Your Rigid-Flex PCB Within a Board Outline

    Medical wearables need to be sleek, unencumbered, and compact; able to collect meaningful medical data with few (or no) wires attached to the patient. This creates demand for flexible board...

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  • Wearable Electronics Inspire Positive Attitudes Towards Fitness by Quantifying Goals

    Wearable Electronics Inspire Positive Attitudes Towards Fitness by Quantifying Goals

    With wearable technology tracking progress however, fitness suddenly became measurable. Future performance could be compared graphically with past performance, and small, achievable goals could be...

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  • Meeting the Challenges of Wearable Devices with Rigid-Flex PCB Design

    Meeting the Challenges of Wearable Devices with Rigid-Flex PCB Design

    Learn how to improve accuracy and ensure compliance with all requirements in your rigid-flex PCB designs with high-performance technology in Altium Designer.

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  • Altium Designer 17 and the Ever-Changing World of PCB Design Software

    Altium Designer 17 and the Ever-Changing World of PCB Design Software

    We targeted the improvements introduced in Altium Designer 17 directly at the needs of the PCB designers and engineers — you — who are actually going to be using the product. What a concept!The...

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