Altium Designer

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

  • PCB Design Software Upgrades: Progressive Releases Build Confidence

    PCB Design Software Upgrades: Progressive Releases Build Confidence

    Absence of tool progress is causing users to feel unsupported and to feel that their software is becoming a poor long-term investment for their business needs. Upgrade smartly.

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  • Smart Self-Check Process to Optimize Power-Up for Embedded Systems

    Smart Self-Check Process to Optimize Power-Up for Embedded Systems

    Embedded systems can be difficult to optimize in your designs. Their power-up processes are vital to ensuring operation success, and a smart self-check helps.

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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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  • Lee Ritchey and High Speed Digital Design

    Lee Ritchey and High Speed Digital Design

    When Lee Ritchey “got through launching things to the moon” his career took off (in Silicon Valley…before it was Silicon Valley!) and he is now widely regarded as one of the premier authorities on...

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  • Easy PCB Routing Board Layout with Altium Designer

    Easy PCB Routing Board Layout with Altium Designer

    With Altium Designer, you have the capability and flexibility to easily layout your board and ensure that it meets all routing requirements for performance.

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  • Why You Need BOM Management Tools for PCB Design

    Why You Need BOM Management Tools for PCB Design

    Stepping up to a BOM management tool is an essential part of optimizing the PCB design and development process.

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  • The Fundamentals of Programming a PIC Microcontroller

    The Fundamentals of Programming a PIC Microcontroller

    Using a microcontroller in your designs might be a common practice, however, before jumping into them for the first time its best to know how to program them.

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

    How Do I Flip and Rotate Components in Altium 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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  • What PCB Designers Need to Know About Conductive Ink Printing With 3D Printers

    What PCB Designers Need to Know About Conductive Ink Printing With 3D Printers

    You’ll be able to move your designs through the prototyping phase and into full PCB manufacturing and production quicker with conductive ink printing.

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  • What’s the Future of WiFi for the Internet of Things?

    What’s the Future of WiFi for the Internet of Things?

    While many innovations are phasing devices away from WiFi, it is still a reliable and easy-applicable constant for connectivity in electronics.

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  • Pin Swapping Without Back Annotation Using Straightforward PCB Design Software

    Pin Swapping Without Back Annotation Using Straightforward PCB Design Software

    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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  • 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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  • Painless Circuit Creation with a Hierarchical Schematic Design System that Works

    Painless Circuit Creation with a Hierarchical Schematic Design System that Works

    Using a PCB design system that has a good hierarchical schematic design process can save you time and effort, and will give you a better looking schematic.

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  • Creepage and Clearance Design Rules Require More Than Integrated Flow

    Creepage and Clearance Design Rules Require More Than Integrated Flow

    Enough clearance and creepage must be designed into the printed circuit board to avoid arcing or catastrophic heat. Design rules will help resolve this.

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  • Propagation Delay, Transmission Delay, and Analog Signal Resonance in Your PCB

    Propagation Delay, Transmission Delay, and Analog Signal Resonance in Your PCB

    Every PCB interconnect has transmission delay, leading to resonance effects that can degrade signal quality. Learn how to use transmission delay to your advantage in this article.

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  • PCB Noise Reduction with Linear Devices in Electronics

    PCB Noise Reduction with Linear Devices in Electronics

    Creative filter design does not have to be complicated. Learn how linear electronic devices work and how they can be used to build interesting filters.

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  • Explain Like I’m a Designer: ELIC PCB and HDI Multilayer Designing

    Explain Like I’m a Designer: ELIC PCB and HDI Multilayer Designing

    Maximize your connection and component density in multilayer PCBs using ELIC.

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  • Where to Start in Courses for PCB Design or Skills I Wish I’d Learned in College

    Where to Start in Courses for PCB Design or Skills I Wish I’d Learned in College

    While college is certainly beneficial, some classes I should have paid more attention to. Here are some skills to focus on in your courses for PCB design.

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  • Electronic Product Life Cycle Management Avoids Unpredicted Application Results

    Electronic Product Life Cycle Management Avoids Unpredicted Application Results

    Your new piece of hardware may not live forever. Proper product life cycle management can maximize your hardware’s impact.

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  • Managing Your Audio Power Supply Designs: Tips for Circuit Design

    Managing Your Audio Power Supply Designs: Tips for Circuit Design

    You’ll need to orient yourself to some specific necessities when you’re working through an audio power supply design.

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