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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  •  Hybrid or Compact: Fractal Antennas in PCB Design

    Hybrid or Compact: Fractal Antennas in PCB Design

    Design fractal antennas and place them in your layout using PCB design software.

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  • Should You Use Thick or Thin FR4 for Your PCB Substrate?

    Should You Use Thick or Thin FR4 for Your PCB Substrate?

    Are you using FR4 for your PCB substrate? If so, the thickness may be more important than you think. Learn more about potential design issues in this article.

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  • How to Use Altium Designer to Quickly Place Components

    How to Use Altium Designer to Quickly Place Components

    Knowing where every part should go and how to use Altium Designer enables you to easily put every part in its place.

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  • High Currents and Higher Temperatures: PCB Design Tips for Heat Management

    High Currents and Higher Temperatures: PCB Design Tips for Heat Management

    High current PCB devices can generate significant heat. While this is unavoidable, there are some design tips you can use to avoid device failure.

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  • Connecting Two PCBs With a Bus: Do Not Pass When Flashing Yellow

    Connecting Two PCBs With a Bus: Do Not Pass When Flashing Yellow

    There are always inventive ways to manipulate your PCB designs and get your boards in communication with each other. PCB bus is one of those ways.

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  • Layout Guide to Changing Board Sizes in Altium Designer

    Layout Guide to Changing Board Sizes in Altium Designer

    As a PCB designer, you'll need to create circuit boards of all sizes and shapes. Here's a quick and useful guide to changing board sizes in Altium Designer.

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  • Beyond Unified Workflow: True Unified PCB Design

    Beyond Unified Workflow: True Unified PCB Design

    PCB design is more than just finding a unified workflow, it’s about maintaining an entire unified design environment. Find the software which gives you what you need.

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