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  • SpaceX and Other Advanced Technologies Require Multi Board PCB Innovations

    SpaceX and Other Advanced Technologies Require Multi Board PCB Innovations

    To design multi-board PCB systems for SpaceX and other innovative technologies, PCB design tools that can develop Multi-Boards simultaneously are needed.

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  • Phalanx, not Failure: PCB Shielding to Protect Your Design

    Phalanx, not Failure: PCB Shielding to Protect Your Design

    The Greeks may not have had PCBs, but you can still learn from their PCB shielding techniques to keep your design protected from absorption and reflection loss.

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  • Protecting Your PCB Design From Machine Assembly Defects

    Protecting Your PCB Design From Machine Assembly Defects

    Machine assembly defects can be immense dampers to your production process; however, if you arm yourself with more knowledge as to what types of defects might occur to your designs.

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  • SPI Versus I2C: How to Choose the Best Protocol for Your Memory Chips

    SPI Versus I2C: How to Choose the Best Protocol for Your Memory Chips

    If you’re wondering how to begin making the choice of SPI versus I2C for your memory chip protocol, begin here by understanding the fundamental necessities of your memory chip protocol.

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  • Raise the Volume: How To Design A Signal Amplification Device

    Raise the Volume: How To Design A Signal Amplification Device

    Learning how to design a signal amplification device can help your PCB design accomplish more within its parameters and design limitations.

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  • If All Else Fails: How to Locate Short Circuits on a PCB

    If All Else Fails: How to Locate Short Circuits on a PCB

    By locating short circuits on a PCB, your design failure doesn’t have to be as long of a set-back as it could be. Find tips within on how to find where in the production process shorts occur.

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  • Where Do They All Go? PCB Layout Component Placement Guidelines

    Where Do They All Go? PCB Layout Component Placement Guidelines

    Placing components on a circuit board for the first time can be an intimidating prospect. Here are some PCB layout component placement guidelines to help.

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  • Designing Operational Amplifiers: PCB Layout Tips to Reduce the Noise

    Designing Operational Amplifiers: PCB Layout Tips to Reduce the Noise

    Operational amplifiers are great tools for your PCB design; however, during PCB layout you’ll need some tips to keep your noise in check.

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  • PCB Designers for SpaceX and Beyond: Yesterday’s Fiction, Tomorrow’s Reality

    PCB Designers for SpaceX and Beyond: Yesterday’s Fiction, Tomorrow’s Reality

    The technology of tomorrow to propel us further into space will require the next generation of tools, and PCB designers that are up to the SpaceX challenge.

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  • Circuit Board Sizes and Shapes, How to Make a PCB

    Circuit Board Sizes and Shapes, How to Make a PCB

    With all the different sizes and shapes out there, it begs the question of how to make a PCB. The answer is, use the best PCB design software that you can.

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  • Mastering Magnetism: Hall Effect Sensors and Applications for PCBs

    Mastering Magnetism: Hall Effect Sensors and Applications for PCBs

    If you’re just delving into magnetism, or if you’re learning how to put it to good use in your PCB designs, knowing how a Hall effect sensor works can take you far.

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  • Efficient Heat Dissipation with SMD Heat Sinks Keeps You From Dropping PCBs

    Efficient Heat Dissipation with SMD Heat Sinks Keeps You From Dropping PCBs

    Improper heat distribution can cause immense problems for your PCB design, so using SMD heat sinks will help mitigate those problems.

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  • Manage Embedded Software through Design Rules for a No-Line PCB Design

    Manage Embedded Software through Design Rules for a No-Line PCB Design

    It’s hard to miss embedded software these days but if you’re looking for design best practices on embedded software, don’t forget design rules.

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  • Help Your PCB Design Process with CAD Tools that are Designed to Work Together

    Help Your PCB Design Process with CAD Tools that are Designed to Work Together

    PCB design tools that are blended may have communication problems. CAD tools that are designed to work together will give you the best PCB design process.

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  • Take the Fear out of PCB Form Factors with These Four Considerations

    Take the Fear out of PCB Form Factors with These Four Considerations

    When trying to fit a million things into a single device, how can you mitigate issues that arise when dealing with your PCB form factor.

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  • Don’t Settle for Better Late Than Never: Packing and Shipping Your PCBs

    Don’t Settle for Better Late Than Never: Packing and Shipping Your PCBs

    Producing your PCBs can be a strenuous process from conception to manufacturing, but don’t forget to make sure your packing and shipping processes let you finish the design worry-free.

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  • Thermal Pads vs Thermal Paste: The Best Choice for Mounting Your Heatsinks

    Thermal Pads vs Thermal Paste: The Best Choice for Mounting Your Heatsinks

    When mounting your heatsinks, thermal pads and thermal paste are great solutions. However, there are some considerations that will determine which one is right for your specific application.

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  • Avoid Re-Placing the Same Parts Over and Over Again with a Pre-Placement Checklist

    Avoid Re-Placing the Same Parts Over and Over Again with a Pre-Placement Checklist

    A pre-placement checklist will help you to be prepared for placing components on your PCB design and avoid re-placing them for error corrections or updates.

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  • Understanding the Nuances Between Breadboard Projects and Prototype Layouts

    Understanding the Nuances Between Breadboard Projects and Prototype Layouts

    Working with breadboard projects can be very helpful testing circuits, but designing a PCB layout will give you a more robust and accurate prototype design.

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  • Keep Your PCB Assembly and Production Processes Like Your Best Pants: Seamless

    Keep Your PCB Assembly and Production Processes Like Your Best Pants: Seamless

    To finish producing your PCB, verifying and reviewing assembly and production will ensure your PCB gets produced in a error-free manner.

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