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  • Add Any Component to Your Design With Unified Component Libraries

    Add Any Component to Your Design With Unified Component Libraries

    Stuck with in-house part libraries? Altium’s Unified Component Libraries make part possibilities endless and keeps you in your designs longer.

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  • What Is a Gerber File in the PCB Fabrication Process?

    What Is a Gerber File in the PCB Fabrication Process?

    Let's look at what a Gerber file is, and how is it used to send your design image data to your manufacturer for the PCB fabrication process.

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  • The Wheel Keeps Turning: Advanced Bill of Materials for PCB Design

    The Wheel Keeps Turning: Advanced Bill of Materials for PCB Design

    Don’t let your desire for comfort impede your ability to get work done efficiently and effectively, make sure to stay up-to-date with innovations in BOM software.

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  • PCB Design Tutorial: Tips for Using Optocouplers in Your PCB Layout: PCB Design Tips & Tricks - Altium Audio Bites

    PCB Design Tutorial: Tips for Using Optocouplers in Your PCB Layout: PCB Design Tips & Tricks - Altium Audio Bites

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  • PCB Design Tutorial: Tips for Using Optocouplers in Your PCB Layout

    PCB Design Tutorial: Tips for Using Optocouplers in Your PCB Layout

    How to be successful when implementing optocouplers into your PCB design

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  •  Why You Should Include Mechanical Parts in Your Bill of Materials Template

    Why You Should Include Mechanical Parts in Your Bill of Materials Template

    Mechanical parts can sometimes get forgotten from a PCB BOM. Here are some reasons why this can happen and some tips on how to avoid that problem.

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  • Printed Circuit Board Defects: Dealing with PCB Component Warpage

    Printed Circuit Board Defects: Dealing with PCB Component Warpage

    Warpage happens, here’s how you can minimize it from happening to your designs.

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  • Important Considerations in Your Embedded System's Master-Slave Communication Model

    Important Considerations in Your Embedded System's Master-Slave Communication Model

    What needs to be considered in your master-slave communication model. Read on to find out more.

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  • PCB Circuit Design Tips: Standard vs. Specialized Component Selection

    PCB Circuit Design Tips: Standard vs. Specialized Component Selection

    The choice between standard or specialized components can make or break your design. Read on to figure out how to navigate this decision.

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  • Why You Should Use a Flyback Diode in a Relay to Prevent Electrical Noise in Your Circuits

    Why You Should Use a Flyback Diode in a Relay to Prevent Electrical Noise in Your Circuits

    When used properly, flyback diodes can reduce electrical noise and prevent flyback voltages.

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  • BOM Part Number Management: Why It Should Be Automated

    BOM Part Number Management: Why It Should Be Automated

    One mislabeled part number can lead to a slew of negative repercussions.

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  • Important Features to Consider When You're Comparing PCB Design Software

    Important Features to Consider When You're Comparing PCB Design Software

    Some useful tips to help you shop effectively for the right PCB design software.

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  • The Best Static Analysis Tool For Developing Autonomous Vehicle Software

    The Best Static Analysis Tool For Developing Autonomous Vehicle Software

    Designers often focus on benchmarking their compiler when developing Autonomous Vehicle Software.

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  • Choosing the Best Communication Configuration for Your IoT Device Network

    Choosing the Best Communication Configuration for Your IoT Device Network

    It’s all set, you have perfected the design of the latest state-of-the-art IoT fork and you’re feeling unstoppable.

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  • Don't Write Your Own Libraries for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Applications

    Don't Write Your Own Libraries for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Applications

    Have you ever tried renovating your house on your own? In my opinion, the only thing worse than doing your own renovations is writing your own libraries for advanced driver assistance systems...

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  • SpaceX to Launch Modular Falcon Rocket with Reused Engines

    SpaceX to Launch Modular Falcon Rocket with Reused Engines

    Modular, reusable design is a design methodology that demands serious consideration. SpaceX have put the associated advantages to work with their Falcon family of spacecraft.

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  • The Challenges Of ECAD Library Management

    The Challenges Of ECAD Library Management

    Implementing a proper system for ECAD data library management enhances team productivity and efficiency to help you deliver products on time and within budget.

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  • Creating 3D Component Bodies in a Footprint Library

    Creating 3D Component Bodies in a Footprint Library

    In today’s PCB design process, you need to be able to integrate mechanical design workflows into an electrical design tool. Read on to learn how to easily create 3D component bodies in a footprint...

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  • Creating Project Libraries from the Schematic

    Creating Project Libraries from the Schematic

    When using an external manufacturer, or sharing a design with another party without access to your internal libraries, creating a project library allows for quick and easy sharing. You can quickly...

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  • How to Easily Reverse Engineer PCB Project Libraries

    How to Easily Reverse Engineer PCB Project Libraries

    Receiving design files from clients isn’t always as smooth a process. Clients may send incomplete project files, project files with unstandardized component libraries, or other files that don’t...

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