Design for Manufacturing (DFM)

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  • Three Common PCB Design Mistakes You Can Spot in Your Gerbers

    Three Common PCB Design Mistakes You Can Spot in Your Gerbers

    Don’t make these common PCB design mistakes when preparing for production. Instead, take a close look at your Gerbers before production.

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  • Common SMT Process Defects to Avoid During Soldering

    Common SMT Process Defects to Avoid During Soldering

    Take a look at these simple design choices for preventing some common SMT process defects during soldering and assembly.

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  • Avoid Common Pad and Via Problems in Your Last-Minute DFM Check

    Avoid Common Pad and Via Problems in Your Last-Minute DFM Check

    Don’t make these simple mistakes with your pads and vias during your last-minute DFM check.

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  • Microvia Technology and Beyond for HDI Design

    Microvia Technology and Beyond for HDI Design

    Microvia technology has made HDI design significantly easier, but new routing architectures are paving the way for even higher density design methodologies.

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  • Standard Board Thickness and Your Layer Stack

    Standard Board Thickness and Your Layer Stack

    Board thickness is just one of many aspects that must be considered when designing for manufacturing.

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  • What to Look for in a Board Fabricator with Steve Williams

    What to Look for in a Board Fabricator with Steve Williams

    Do you know what to look for in a new Printed Circuit Board Supplier?

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  • Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFM/A) or Predictive Engineering

    Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFM/A) or Predictive Engineering

    Want to know the difference between Design for Manufacturing, Design for Assembly and DRCs?

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  • Crosstalk Elimination Techniques in Altium Designer

    Crosstalk Elimination Techniques in Altium Designer

    Just as it is difficult for you to listen to more than one person talking at a time, your traces can only propagate one signal at a time clearly. You can ensure this using signal analyzers.

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  • PCB Design Tips for SRAM Users: How to Prevent Data Loss

    PCB Design Tips for SRAM Users: How to Prevent Data Loss

    Learn about SRAM, how it works, and top considerations for designing with SRAM while preventing data loss.

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  • How to Design With a DP83848C Ethernet PHY

    How to Design With a DP83848C Ethernet PHY

    Designing with a DP83848C Ethernet PHY requires a good understanding of the LAN and its underlying interface.

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  • Technological Development Made Easy as Pie with Historical Altium Designer

    Technological Development Made Easy as Pie with Historical Altium Designer

    Technological development is only made easier with PCB design software which innovates alongside industry.

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  • Electronic Component Distributors Harnessing the Power of One-Stop Shopping

    Electronic Component Distributors Harnessing the Power of One-Stop Shopping

    Using a distributor tool for electronic components that searches worldwide markets and incorporates alternates, costing, and sourcing makes your process easy.

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  • Layer Management as a Design Tool Priority

    Layer Management as a Design Tool Priority

    Design a PCB layer stack with a smart tool capable of handling your layer management needs.

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  • Managing 3D Models for ECAD/MCAD Data Transfer

    Managing 3D Models for ECAD/MCAD Data Transfer

    Count on 3D PCB models for automatic management of mechanical modeling

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  • Manufacturing and Online Gerber Viewers: Manufacturing with Browser Based Design

    Manufacturing and Online Gerber Viewers: Manufacturing with Browser Based Design

    An online Gerber viewer tool can help you get your manufacturer the information they need to build your board right the first time.

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  • Get Better PCB Manufacturing with Clear Instructions from Accurate BOM Data

    Get Better PCB Manufacturing with Clear Instructions from Accurate BOM Data

    The key to getting the best results from your printed circuit board manufacturer is to provide them with the most accurate and up to date drawing and BOM data.

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  •  Altium Bill of Materials: Keep It Simple With ActiveBOM

    Altium Bill of Materials: Keep It Simple With ActiveBOM

    Build a BOM intuitively with Altium’s ActiveBOM PCB assembly software that does the work for you, and leave complicated ORCAD Bill of Materials tools behind.

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  • Identify Vendor Parts Early: Manage BoMs Proactively With Consolidated Part Sourcing

    Identify Vendor Parts Early: Manage BoMs Proactively With Consolidated Part Sourcing

    Proactive part sourcing in PCA production is possible with unified libraries containing sourcing and costing information.

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  • A Complete Bill of Materials and Other Suggestions for Error Free PCB Manufacturing

    A Complete Bill of Materials and Other Suggestions for Error Free PCB Manufacturing

    Listening to your fabricator, adhering to design rules, and including a complete bill of materials is the only way to assure error free PCB manufacturing.

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  • Checklist for Systematically Testing PCB Prototypes

    Checklist for Systematically Testing PCB Prototypes

    This checklist covers things to Inspect Before Powering Up Your PCB Prototype so you don't blow it up.. Follow these tips to prevent damaged components as you’re testing your PCB prototype.

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