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  • Considerations for Designing a High Voltage PCB

    Considerations for Designing a High Voltage PCB

    High voltage circuit boards require different considerations than your average PCB. Read on to find out more.

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  • RF Technologies for Low-Power Wireless Communications: Ambient Backscatter

    RF Technologies for Low-Power Wireless Communications: Ambient Backscatter

    Ambient backscatter can enable a new generation of low power devices by allowing them to harvest energy and communicate using existing RF signals.

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  • Spin Wave Breakthrough Could Lead To Ultra Low Power Non Volatile Memory

    Spin Wave Breakthrough Could Lead To Ultra Low Power Non Volatile Memory

    Spintronics have been on the horizon for years, but recent advances are bringing them closer than ever to our devices.

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  • Why You Should Follow These Best Practices In Real Time Clock Design

    Why You Should Follow These Best Practices In Real Time Clock Design

    An inaccurate RTC can cost you thousands of dollars in repairs and recalls. Read more to find out how to avoid this scenario.

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  • How Google Glass Technology Works and What Makes It Tick

    How Google Glass Technology Works and What Makes It Tick

    Google Glass is coming back with a new and improved version. Read more about how it all works and what components it might have.

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  • Google Glass Enterprise Edition Breaks Into Workplace Market

    Google Glass Enterprise Edition Breaks Into Workplace Market

    The new Google Glass is targeting workplaces with success and could grab a piece of the growing HUD market.

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  • The Most Important Features for PCB Layout Software Comparison

    The Most Important Features for PCB Layout Software Comparison

    You never want to end up comparing apples to oranges when it comes to PCB design software. Find out what you should look for in a good EDA tool.

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  • The Implications of Growing Automotive PCB Market Shares for PCB Designers

    The Implications of Growing Automotive PCB Market Shares for PCB Designers

    Luxury used to mean heated seats, now it means a self-driving car with a 17” LED display in the dashboard.

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  • Syncing Your Schematics and PCB Layouts Increases Efficiency and On-Time Delivery

    Syncing Your Schematics and PCB Layouts Increases Efficiency and On-Time Delivery

    In order to scale up your designs and break your habit of making last minute “hacks” (pin swapping, gate swapping, etc.), we recommend syncing your schematics and PCB layouts. Using a Unified Data...

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  • Experience a Completely Unified Design Environment

    Experience a Completely Unified Design Environment

    With today’s ever growing market expectations, strict project deadlines, and increasingly complex designs, what solutions exist to minimize the time spent switching between your design tools to...

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  • How to Navigate the Perils of PCB Design Review

    How to Navigate the Perils of PCB Design Review

    Whether you’re a first-time designer or a hardened veteran, the integrity of your designs relies heavily on inspecting a product for potential issues before production. What can be done to...

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  • Personalizing Your Altium Designer Experience

    Personalizing Your Altium Designer Experience

    The “one-stop-shop” approach to electronics design provides engineers with all the PCB software they need, all at their fingertips. However, since there’s so much going on in the Altium Designer...

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  • Draftsman: Make the Software Do the Documentation

    Draftsman: Make the Software Do the Documentation

    You’ve routed your last route. Stitched your last via. Poured your last pour. You’re finally done with that board — but you’re not done yet! There’s still documentation to be done. You’ve routed...

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  • How to Simplify and Automate Your PCB ECO Workflow

    How to Simplify and Automate Your PCB ECO Workflow

    Shuffling different programs for your schematic and PCB layout design changes costs both time and money. Altium Designer tackles this issue with a unified design system that automatically...

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  • The Hateful Five of PCB Manufacturing

    The Hateful Five of PCB Manufacturing

    Ask any PCB manufacturer what they hate most, and it’s always having to delay production on a board because of poor documentation.

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  • Power nets management

    Power nets management

    A recent BugCrunch item (Power input vs output) raised the long standing issue of power management in Altium Designer. To ensure we are all on the same page, I have some opinions I think are worth...

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  • Creating a custom pick-and-place file

    Creating a custom pick-and-place file

    I recently worked with a customer who had to generate a nonstandard pick and place file because his assembly house was using antiquated equipment and could not accept a standard pick and place...

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  • Ruminating Rigid-Flex - Part 1

    Ruminating Rigid-Flex - Part 1

    More and more designers are facing the need to reduce size and cost of the products they design, while increasing density and simplifying assembly. Rigid-Flex circuits (those which incorporate...

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  • Reducing Metastability in FPGA Designs

    Reducing Metastability in FPGA Designs

    Here, we take a look at the concept of metastability in regards to digital circuits – and therefore FPGA designs – and how its 'appearance' can be greatly reduced simply by adhering to proven...

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  • Collaborative Design Part 1: Designing in Perfect Harmony

    Collaborative Design Part 1: Designing in Perfect Harmony

    Electronic design isn't a solo gig anymore. Teamwork among dozens or hundreds of designers, engineers, suppliers, manufacturers, and any number of other people is essential for bringing a product...

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