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  • Commodore 128 Principal Engineer, Bil Herd on Best Practices for Learning a New CAD Tool

    Commodore 128 Principal Engineer, Bil Herd on Best Practices for Learning a New CAD Tool

    Remember the Wild-West of Early Home Computer Design?

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  • Connect and Conquer: Multiboard Design Adaptation in PCB Design Software

    Connect and Conquer: Multiboard Design Adaptation in PCB Design Software

    With smaller design schedules and shrinking budgets, Altium Designer is the PCB design software you need for multi board design to reduce prototype builds.

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  • Avoid Integrated and Netlist Data Flows Slowing Design Starts

    Avoid Integrated and Netlist Data Flows Slowing Design Starts

    Moving legacy or work-in-progress PCB designs shouldn’t slow design starts. Migrating to newer versions of the tools should be seamless rather than breaking fully functioning design directories.

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  • How to Panelize Your PCBs Before Lunch with Altium Designer

    How to Panelize Your PCBs Before Lunch with Altium Designer

    Panelizing your PCBs for manufacturing is a piece of cake when using Altium Designer. Here’s a quick guide to get you rolling.

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  • Let Your Designs Talk for You: Export Altium 3D Layout Artwork to Adobe® PDF

    Let Your Designs Talk for You: Export Altium 3D Layout Artwork to Adobe® PDF

    No more miscommunications. Printed circuit board assembly discussions are enhanced with 3D illustrations that can be shared in Adobe® Reader® 3D.

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  • Getting Started with PDN Analyzer

    Getting Started with PDN Analyzer

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  • What's New In Altium Designer 18 Webinar Recap May 17, 2018

    What's New In Altium Designer 18 Webinar Recap May 17, 2018

    Watch and review this past Altium Designer 18 webinar including answers to your questions.

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  • The PCB Design Advantages You Can Expect with Altium Designer 3D Viewing

    The PCB Design Advantages You Can Expect with Altium Designer 3D Viewing

    PCB design tools without 3D capabilities can be painful to work with. Here are some of the benefits and advantages you will have with 3D viewing in Altium.

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  • Altium User Groups: Starting, Finding, and Joining

    Altium User Groups: Starting, Finding, and Joining

    Insight into what user-to-user benefits you’ll see in these groups and learn how to start your very own!

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  • Suppress Noise and EMI in Your PCB With the Right Analog Filter Design

    Suppress Noise and EMI in Your PCB With the Right Analog Filter Design

    You won’t want to muck through poor signal integrity in your circuit boards. Add the right active or passive filter to keep signal integrity high and suppress EMI.

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  • Design for Easy Processes: Create and Link Supplier Data to Any Component

    Design for Easy Processes: Create and Link Supplier Data to Any Component

    We’ll often need to specify the datasheets to be used for our specified parts. Here’s how you can link any piece of supplier data in Altium Designer.

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  • How Do I Flip and Rotate Components in Altium Designer and Other Schematic Functions

    How Do I Flip and Rotate Components in Altium Designer and Other Schematic Functions

    Many designers waste time because they don't know the shortcuts on how to flip and rotate components in Altium Designer. Here are some tips that will help.

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  • Don’t Reinvent the Wheel: Use Altium Multi-Channel Design for Easy Repeat Circuit Use

    Don’t Reinvent the Wheel: Use Altium Multi-Channel Design for Easy Repeat Circuit Use

    Repeat circuit use can be a major asset for your PCB design, but it is counterproductive to have team members waiting for revisions before completing their designs.

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  •  Incorporating DFM for Panelization in Your Electronics

    Incorporating DFM for Panelization in Your Electronics

    What you should know about panelization and how it will affect your design for manufacturing.

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  • Build High Density Interconnect PCBs with Skip Vias

    Build High Density Interconnect PCBs with Skip Vias

    High density interconnect PCBs require creative routing strategies. Give connection component density a boost with skip vias.

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  • Component Information Management in a Unified Design Environment

    Component Information Management in a Unified Design Environment

    Component information management shouldn’t have to be difficult. Working in a unified design environment make managing components easy.

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  • Design Planning with Differential Pair Routing Software and Directive Symbols

    Design Planning with Differential Pair Routing Software and Directive Symbols

    Directive symbol placement and differential pair setup is easy when you work in a unified design environment.

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  • CAD Layout Software for Modern PCB Design and Modern PCB Designers

    CAD Layout Software for Modern PCB Design and Modern PCB Designers

    With features and tools being approved month-over-month, CAD layout software for modern PCB design will continue to make the lives of designers easier.

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  • Auto-Interactive Routing to Overcome Obstacles and Other Polygons

    Auto-Interactive Routing to Overcome Obstacles and Other Polygons

    As the technology of printed circuit boards becomes more complex, PCB designers need the help of auto-interactive routing in order to reduce routing times.

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  • Dispel Confusion with Global Editing: Poor DxDesigner Usability Causes Confusion

    Dispel Confusion with Global Editing: Poor DxDesigner Usability Causes Confusion

    Flexible global editing within PCB tools simplifies updates with versatile selection tools. DxDesigner editor and usability would be much easier as simple global editing.

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  • Analog Meets Digital: How Converters Can Make or Break Signal Performance

    Analog Meets Digital: How Converters Can Make or Break Signal Performance

    Converters are used in most devices but what makes a good converter “good” to begin with?

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  • The Advantages of Using Project Templates for PCB Design

    The Advantages of Using Project Templates for PCB Design

    When designing a new PCB, instead of designing duplicate circuits take advantage of project templates to quickly create your new design.

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  • Flex and Material Sets with Chris Hunrath

    Flex and Material Sets with Chris Hunrath

    The rise in flex applications across all industries from medical to automotive, aerospace and military uses means more opportunity for material suppliers to innovate and meet demand.

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  • PCB Design Testing

    PCB Design Testing

    Take a big-picture approach to PCB Design Testing. Join us as we explore real world applications and use cases for PCB Design Testing.

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  • Design for Manufacturing

    Design for Manufacturing

    When it comes to manufacturing, organization is critical.

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  • John Watson, Senior PCB Designer at Legrand North America on Altium Nexus

    John Watson, Senior PCB Designer at Legrand North America on Altium Nexus

    Curious about Altium Nexus? Find out what the buzz is all about.

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  • Journey Through Embedded Active Components in PCB Substrates with Pacemakers

    Journey Through Embedded Active Components in PCB Substrates with Pacemakers

    Embedded active components in PCB substrates have encouraged PCB designs to become more usable in a variety of environments.

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  • Now that They’re Assigned, Find and Report Testpoints in Your PCB Design

    Now that They’re Assigned, Find and Report Testpoints in Your PCB Design

    Once you've assigned testpoints in your design, you've got to validate and report them. Here's how to find testpoints and report them using Altium Designer.

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  • Scaling, Not Sinking Your Electronics: BOM Management Advice

    Scaling, Not Sinking Your Electronics: BOM Management Advice

    Many of the part selection problems of today could be resolved by design engineers using electronics BOM management tools to help make informed part choices.

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  • 7 Benefits of Bringing Additive Manufacturing In-House

    7 Benefits of Bringing Additive Manufacturing In-House

    3D printed PCBs are here, and here’s why you should bring additive manufacturing in-house.

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  • Augment This! How AR is Changing PCB Design

    Augment This! How AR is Changing PCB Design

    With new technologies, it is always a matter of time for them to trickle through the industries. See how AR can change PCB design processes.

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  • Hardware Startup Questions: Beginning to Realize Your Electronics Dreams

    Hardware Startup Questions: Beginning to Realize Your Electronics Dreams

    By walking step-by-step through your main hardware startup questions, you can learn how to get your product design to first pass manufacturing and beyond.

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  • Oh the Boards You Will Make: Tips for Beginners in Design & Electronics

    Oh the Boards You Will Make: Tips for Beginners in Design & Electronics

    All rocket scientists start at the same point: here are some tips for beginners in design and electronics to help encourage your curiosity and creativity.

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  • The Anniversary Edition OnTrack Newsletter April 2018

    The Anniversary Edition OnTrack Newsletter April 2018

    The Anniversary Edition OnTrack Newsletter is now live, click here to read the April 2018 Edition.

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  • EMI Reducing PCB Shielding Techniques to Incorporate in Your Designs

    EMI Reducing PCB Shielding Techniques to Incorporate in Your Designs

    PCB Shielding techniques will help to reduce your EMI as well as helping with any potential crosstalk. Learn how to implement enclosures in your designs.

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  • DFA Tips from Duane Benson at Screaming Circuits

    DFA Tips from Duane Benson at Screaming Circuits

    Duane Benson from Screaming Circuits shares DFA Tips and a piece of history as he shares the story behind the scenes in developing quick turn prototypes.

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