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Technological Development Made Easy as Pie with Historical Altium Designer Some words constantly pop-up in daily conversation. Think about how often the word “easy” is used, whether in a bumper sticker that says, “Easy Does It” or a childhood favorite, Easy Bake Ovens. We tell people to “take it easy” and refer to New Orleans as the “Big Easy.” I’m reasonably certain that a guide or book somewhere out there proclaims the “12 Easy Steps to Becoming a Nuclear Scientist.” In a 1940s film called “The Long Voyage Home,” a Read Article
DDR Layout Tips to Maximize Signal Integrity of Complex Memory Devices The science of transporting people by air has changed dramatically in a very brief period of time. During the 1920s, the Ford Trimotor was considered the ultimate luxury flight experience. Affectionately known as the “Tin Goose,” the first all-metal, multi-engine airliner could comfortably carry 10 passengers on a 36-hour transcontinental flight. When we consider modern passenger aircraft, the concept of moving people comfortably over long Read Article
Keep Track of Your Components with Electronic Component Database Software Believe it or not, everyone eventually finds themselves in a situation where they can’t find something they need. You make a list of things you need to get from the grocery store, only to find that your favorite brand is out of stock. Thankfully, grocery stores give you plenty of options right there on the shelves, but you can run into long production delays if this happens when you go to manufacture your next PCB. Sourcing electronic components Read Article
A Firewall or the Cloud: Which is More Secure? If you’ve used the internet at all over the past few years, you’re probably aware of the ongoing cloud debate over security. Some say cloud-based solutions expose engineering intellectual property (IP) because it is outside the firewall. Some say that local software applications or on-premise are at more risk. After all, one of the biggest IP threats that a manufacturer faces is someone physically walking away with confidential information. So Read Article
Embedded Capacitance and Embedded Passives with John Andresakis Listen in to Judy Warner and guest John Andresakis from DowDupont and learn about embedded resistance materials. There are several benefits that make this a beneficial technology. Did you know that you can take up to 90% of your decoupling caps off the surface of the board, while improving reliability and reducing inductance? Learn about several design considerations for using embedded capacitors and build on the knowledge of experts like Rick Read Article
The Benefits of Using a Professional PCB Design Service Bureau Companies and design teams look to professional PCB design service providers to support their product development for a variety of reasons. In this article we talk with Scott Miller, CEO of Freedom CAD, about what dynamics, benefits, and potential concerns come into play when contracting with a design service provider. Judy Warner: Scott, will you please give us a brief overview of Freedom CAD, the services you offer, and the types of Read Article
Wind Tunnel Race Car Models Custom Prototype Devices Design: Altium As Improvement Tool To Gain Efficiency Download PDF