Chris Carlson

Sr. Field Application Engineer Chris Carlson came to Altium in August of 2007 and brings with him his background in power electronics, data acquisition, and controls. Chris earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University in 1993 and has worked as a design engineer in the Bio-Medical, Industrial Controls, Motor Drive, and Defense industries.

  • Creating Layer Numbers and Stacking Stripes in Altium Designer17:51

    Creating Layer Numbers and Stacking Stripes in Altium Designer

    Watch now and create layer numbers and stacking stripes today.

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  • Capturing Key PCB Design Elements in the Design Document

    Capturing Key PCB Design Elements in the Design Document

    Capture the right details in your PCB design documentation and meet design specifications every time.

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  • Syncing Your Schematics and PCB Layouts Increases Efficiency and On-Time Delivery

    Syncing Your Schematics and PCB Layouts Increases Efficiency and On-Time Delivery

    In order to scale up your designs and break your habit of making last minute “hacks” (pin swapping, gate swapping, etc.), we recommend syncing your schematics and PCB layouts. Using a Unified Data...

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  • Getting Your Layer Stack Right

    Getting Your Layer Stack Right

    An improper layer stack in your PCB design is one of the most common errors leading to fabrication failures and rejects.

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  • Eliminate Mistakes in Your Schematics with Electronic Rule Checking

    Eliminate Mistakes in Your Schematics with Electronic Rule Checking

    In times of rising design complexity and shortened timelines, it’s more and more common for mistakes to sneak through in the schematic that can translate to the PCB. Read on to find out how to...

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  • 5 Ways to Customize Altium Designer for Better Efficiency

    5 Ways to Customize Altium Designer for Better Efficiency

    The Altium Designer environment is designed to be very intuitive, but even slight customization of the interface can greatly enhance the efficiency of your PCB design workflow. Read on to find out...

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  • How to Successfully Design for Testing or DFT

    How to Successfully Design for Testing or DFT

    By designing a PCB product to have the highest test coverage and the ability to isolate faults quickly regarding both PCB manufacturing errors and component failures, DFT becomes paramount in...

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  • How to Get Your Layer Stack Done Right the First Time

    How to Get Your Layer Stack Done Right the First Time

    Failure to properly design the layer stack is a common mistake in PCB assembly. This blunder often occurs during the final stages of fabrication, but can easily be prevented by including the...

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  • Creating a custom Altium pick and place file

    Creating a custom Altium pick and place file

    I recently worked with a customer who had to generate a nonstandard pick and place file because his assembly house was using antiquated equipment and could not accept a standard pick and place...

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  • Multi-board design projects in Altium Designer

    Multi-board design projects in Altium Designer

    I was working with a customer recently who had two PCBs that were related. He wanted to work from a single schematic package, yet have a subset of the schematics populate two different boards.

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