Design for Manufacturing (DFM)

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  • Online PCB Printing: What to Know With Small or Large PCB Services

    Online PCB Printing: What to Know With Small or Large PCB Services

    Using online PCB printing and design software can help you move to manufacturing successfully, even if you’re new to PCB fabrication.

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  • Connectors, Tooling Holes, and Fiducial Markers for Component Placement and Orientation

    Connectors, Tooling Holes, and Fiducial Markers for Component Placement and Orientation

    See how strategically placed fiducial markers on your PCB gives your manufacturer a productivity boost.

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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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  • Annular Rings for PCB and Nonfunctional Pads: Should You Use ‘em or Lose ‘em?

    Annular Rings for PCB and Nonfunctional Pads: Should You Use ‘em or Lose ‘em?

    Via-in-pad technology places annular rings on your PCB. Learn more about how annular rings cause signal problems and when to remove them.

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  • 7 Benefits of Bringing Additive Manufacturing In-House

    7 Benefits of Bringing Additive Manufacturing In-House

    3D printed PCBs are here, and here’s why you should bring additive manufacturing in-house.

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  • How to Panelize Your PCBs Before Lunch with Altium Designer

    How to Panelize Your PCBs Before Lunch with Altium Designer

    Panelizing your PCBs for manufacturing is a piece of cake when using Altium Designer. Here’s a quick guide to get you rolling.

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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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  • 3D PCB Editor Simplifies Concurrent ECAD/MCAD Modeling

    3D PCB Editor Simplifies Concurrent ECAD/MCAD Modeling

    With a strong PCB design software behind it, a 3D PCB editor can enable your electrical and mechanical teams to collaborate with ease.

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  • Collecting All the Pieces You Need: What is a Bill of Materials?

    Collecting All the Pieces You Need: What is a Bill of Materials?

    If you’ve ever found yourself asking what is a bill of materials, and what can it do for your printed circuit assemblies, look no further.

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  • PCB Components Assembly Faults: Tombstoning and Resurrection

    PCB Components Assembly Faults: Tombstoning and Resurrection

    You’ll want to be wary of tombstoning within your PCB components assembly process. Common causes that leave your design dead can be designed around.

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  • PCB Design and CAD Software: Know What Governs Your Designs

    PCB Design and CAD Software: Know What Governs Your Designs

    Assembly, Congress, Council, or Parliament: whatever you reside under, you need to know the laws and rules for your PCB design and CAD software.

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  • Laser Drilling Microvias and Stub Removal in PCBs

    Laser Drilling Microvias and Stub Removal in PCBs

    Clean up stubs, route signals to small traces, and increase component density by laser drilling microvias in your PCB.

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  • Planting Seeds in a Row SMT Component Placement Tolerance for your PCB

    Planting Seeds in a Row SMT Component Placement Tolerance for your PCB

    Your SMT component’s placement tolerances need to be kept track of for PCB fabrication, but this is only one facet necessary for supply chain management.

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  • High Currents and Higher Temperatures: PCB Design Tips for Heat Management

    High Currents and Higher Temperatures: PCB Design Tips for Heat Management

    High current PCB devices can generate significant heat. While this is unavoidable, there are some design tips you can use to avoid device failure.

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  • Increase Component Density in Multilayer PCB Design with Blind Vias

    Increase Component Density in Multilayer PCB Design with Blind Vias

    Blind vias allow PCB designers to route signals in multilayer PCBs without sacrificing form factor.

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  • How to Use Altium Designer to Quickly Create a Component Footprint

    How to Use Altium Designer to Quickly Create a Component Footprint

    Creating new component footprints can be a pain; however, with the right software you can quickly and easily create custom footprints in no time.

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  • Wet and Dry PCB Etching Solutions: Which Process is the Right Solution?

    Wet and Dry PCB Etching Solutions: Which Process is the Right Solution?

    There are many factors to consider when you are thinking about the various ways to etch your PCB, and how to know what’s best for your design.

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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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  • Tips for Real-World PCB Design: Timing, Communication, and Traceability

    Tips for Real-World PCB Design: Timing, Communication, and Traceability

    Don’t get caught up in the changelogs, use this real-world PCB design advice to stay on top of your projects and keep your team organized.

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  • PCB Design Tips: Should You Include an External Watchdog Timer (WDT) in Your Board Design

    PCB Design Tips: Should You Include an External Watchdog Timer (WDT) in Your Board Design

    For certain applications it is a best practice to include external watchdog timers in your design. Read on to find out when this is the case.

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