Skip to main content
World’s Most Popular PCB Design Software
Entry Level, Professional PCB Design Tool
Free PCB design for makers, open source and non-profits
Why Switch to Altium
See why and how to switch to Altium from other PCB design tools
The Last Mile of Digital Transformation
For Parts and Data
Extensive, Easy-to-Use Search Engine for Electronic Parts
Resources & Support
Free Altium 365 Tools
Online PCB Viewer
Resources & Support
Professional Training / Certification
University / College
Secondary / High School
High Speed Design
PCB Supply Chain
Compare millions of components using the industry-leading part search engine
Tips & Tricks and Best Practices
Thursday, September 28th - 10 AM PDT or 3 PM CET
Easy, Powerful, Modern
The world’s most trusted PCB design system.
How to Design a Coaxial Probe Feed for a Patch Antenna
Coaxial probe feeds can be used to connect to your patch antenna. See how this works in this design example.
Getting Started With nRF52 MCU in a PCB
See how to get started with the nRF52 in a PCB layout. We’ll show how to use the fine-pitch BGA package version of this component.
How Embedded Design Teams Can Simplify I/O and Routing
Each member of an electronics product design team can take concrete steps to simplify I/O selection and routing in embedded systems design.
Substrate-Like PCBs Push the Limits of HDI
A substrate-like PCB looks similar to an HDI PCB and similar to an IC substrate. Read this article to learn about substrate-like PCBs.
How to Design High-Speed & RF Via Transitions
High speed PCBs and RF PCBs often need to make via transitions that carry signals between layers. We’ll look at how to design these transitions in this article.
Product Design in Altium Designer 23
December 9, 2022 ONTRACK BI-WEEKLY Product Design Features in Altium Designer 23 When you work on a product, you don’t just build boards. PCB designers have to work as part of a team to bring advanced products to market. The newest set of features in the upcoming release of Altium Designer 23 focuses on product design, spanning from ECAD to MCAD in multi-board systems with harnesses. New harness design tools - It is now possible to develop full
The Path Forward for Embedded AI
In April 2021, I published an article in Printed Circuit Design & Fab, where I proclaimed the future of AI is embedded. In short, my view is that embedded systems will leverage greater usage of AI on the end device, meaning they will rely less on cloud platforms or data centers for inference. Without a doubt, I believe the future of AI is still embedded, but not with the chipset or system architecture I would have thought. At the time of writing
PCB Design Rules for Chip-on-Board Layout
There is one simple type of packaging that is not really packaging in the conventional sense: chip-on-board.
How Does the Package PDN Impact Power Integrity?
Component packages have their own power distribution network (PDN) that influences their operation and drives compensation in the PCB.
Altium Designer 23 Focuses on Product Design
November 25, 2022 ONTRACK BI-WEEKLY Coming Soon in Altium Designer 23 Experience more advanced design tools, product design features, and expanded collaboration in the upcoming release of Altium Designer 23. Product Design Features - The upgraded multi-board design features include harness creation, multi-board support in CoDesigner, placement of cloud components in multi-board projects, and multi-board support in the Altium 365 viewer. Greater
IPC-2221 Calculator for PCB Trace Current and Heating
The IPC-2221 standard provides guidance on trace current limit calculations for a given temperature rise limit.
What’s New In Altium Designer 23
Watch our webinar: “What’s New In Altium Designer 23”. Click here.
Designing for V2X Communication: Wireless Protocols and Standards
Take your vehicle’s connectivity to the next level with V2X communication standards. Designing these systems may be easier than you think.
Do All Antennas Need a Ground Plane?
The simple answer is “no,” all antennas will have a ground plane somewhere, even if it is not on the PCB.
High-Speed PCB Design Tips
Essential tips for high-speed PCB designs, and when you need to start being concerned about how and where you route your traces.
Project creation from OrCad sheet and Mentor Graphics PCB design
This article shows an example of a project starting from an existing OrCad schematics project and its relative Mentor Graphics PCB design, ensuring a complete correspondence with the starting documentation.
All About Box Build Assemblies
A box build assembly is one way to expedite product development and release to market. Learn more about box builds in this article.