Altium Designer

PCB Design Tools for Electronics Design and DFM. Information for EDA Leaders.

  • HDI PCB Designs and the CAD Tools Behind Them

    HDI PCB Designs and the CAD Tools Behind Them

    Printed circuit boards manufactured with high density interconnect technology is here to stay. See what kind of CAD tools you will need for HDI PCB designs.

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  • Don’t Let Your Unrouted Nets be Traces to Nowhere

    Don’t Let Your Unrouted Nets be Traces to Nowhere

    Make sure to identify and resolve all unrouted nets should be the first rule of PCB design. Otherwise, your board will malfunction or may not be manufacturable at all.

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  • Stay Grounded: Digital, Analog, and Earth Ground in PCB Layout

    Stay Grounded: Digital, Analog, and Earth Ground in PCB Layout

    Ground placement in a PCB is no simple task, especially for beginners. However, by thoroughly understanding the basics of digital, analog, and earth ground, you can ensure reliable ground connections.

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  • Eliminate the Crosstalk: LVDS Routing and the Art of Differential Signaling

    Eliminate the Crosstalk: LVDS Routing and the Art of Differential Signaling

    Incorrect signal return paths in LVDS circuits can cause noise coupling and EMI. Learn more about LVDS routing and differential signaling to minimize the noise.

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  • Worry Less About Schematic and Layout De-Sync

    Worry Less About Schematic and Layout De-Sync

    See how a unified design environment can solve your schematic and layout desynchronization problems.

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  • Microvia Sizing in Your Next Multi-layer PCB

    Microvia Sizing in Your Next Multi-layer PCB

    Learn how the right microvia size can help you route your next multilayer board and reduce fabrication costs.

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  • Mitigating High Junction Temperature to Optimize PCB Performance

    Mitigating High Junction Temperature to Optimize PCB Performance

    Understanding the potential causes and effects of high junction temperature can help you mitigate PCB performance issues due to out-of-control temperatures.

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  • Mechanical System Verification Keeps Production Optimized

    Mechanical System Verification Keeps Production Optimized

    Forget about using separate ECAD and MCAD programs. Try working in a unified design environment.

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  •  High-Speed Design: Definitive Guide for Utilizing Altium Designer for Your Board Needs

    High-Speed Design: Definitive Guide for Utilizing Altium Designer for Your Board Needs

    High-speed design can present the PCB designer with many challenges. Here’s a definitive guide of some of Altium Designer’s high-speed features that can help.

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  • PCB Routing Tips: Navigating Your Way Through BGA Fanout Options

    PCB Routing Tips: Navigating Your Way Through BGA Fanout Options

    Ball Grid Arrays (BGA) help PCB designers route high-density connections to integrated circuits. Understanding BGA fanout and BGA types promotes successful routing.

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  • Copper Efficiency and its Impact on Electronics Design and Manufacturing

    Copper Efficiency and its Impact on Electronics Design and Manufacturing

    To maximize the efficiency of your design, it’s important to better understand copper and its impact on your electronics.

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  • Copper Choice and Copper Efficiency for High-Frequency PCB Design

    Copper Choice and Copper Efficiency for High-Frequency PCB Design

    You’ll want to keep in mind the parameters being sought after with your copper choice for copper efficiency in high-frequency PCB design.

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  • The Problem With Using Excel Templates For Your Bill of Materials

    The Problem With Using Excel Templates For Your Bill of Materials

    Every new product needs a bill of materials. See how PCB design software wins out over an Excel template every time.

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  • Creating Library Parts and Attaching 3D Models Enables Clearer Designs

    Creating Library Parts and Attaching 3D Models Enables Clearer Designs

    See how a unified design environment solves your ECAD/MCAD integration problems and helps you manage your component models.

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  • Helpful Tips for Interactive Routing in Altium Designer

    Helpful Tips for Interactive Routing in Altium Designer

    Your interactive routing in Altium Designer will be greatly enhanced by using some of these helpful tips and tricks to help you to become more efficient.

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  • Differences Between Hardware Design for Hobbyists and Commercial Applications

    Differences Between Hardware Design for Hobbyists and Commercial Applications

    The differences between hobbyist and professional hardware design isn’t immediately clear but professional hardware is, in fact, subject to more rules and considerations.

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  • How to Optimize HDI Design in Electronics

    How to Optimize HDI Design in Electronics

    HDI design is an important concept to understand as HDI technologies have facilitated the compact electronics revolution.

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  • Termination Methods in High Speed and High Frequency PCBs

    Termination Methods in High Speed and High Frequency PCBs

    With so many PCB termination techniques available, how do you pick the best method for your PCB? Learn more in this article.

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  • Board Shape Management in 3D Modeling Software

    Board Shape Management in 3D Modeling Software

    It’s time to reclaim your productivity. Altium Designer makes board shape management and reuse simple and intuitive.

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  • An Introduction to Multi-board Design in Altium Designer

    An Introduction to Multi-board Design in Altium Designer

    Trying to fit multiple PCBs into a single design can be frustrating for you and your colleagues. But, with multi-board design in Altium Designer the process is simple and easy, and can be fun.

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