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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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  • Even Simple Schematic Drawing Software is Better than Pencil and Paper

    Even Simple Schematic Drawing Software is Better than Pencil and Paper

    It may be easier to use a pencil and paper to sketch out a circuit, but you will get the best results by using simple schematic drawing software instead.

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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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  • 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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  • Best PCB Routing Practices after Auto Routing Goes the Distance

    Best PCB Routing Practices after Auto Routing Goes the Distance

    Your best PCB routing practices shouldn’t neglect the auto router; however, once your design has been auto routed, there is some additional routing left to do.

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  • A Big Kick in PCB Interconnect Solutions: Multi-Board Best Practices

    A Big Kick in PCB Interconnect Solutions: Multi-Board Best Practices

    Multi-board PCB designs will require a bit more planning and testing to ensure their stability, make sure you have the PCB interconnect solutions to support them.

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  • Sooner or Later, Your PCB Design Layout Will Need Rework

    Sooner or Later, Your PCB Design Layout Will Need Rework

    Having to do rework can be difficult and demotivating. Here are some tips for helping you through the design change process on your next PCB design layout.

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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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  • The Best PCB Design Tools Help You Grow From Design Kindergarten

    The Best PCB Design Tools Help You Grow From Design Kindergarten

    A mixed tool PCB design environment is an open invitation to chaos. Look here how a unified design environment makes for the best PCB design tool system.

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  • Putting Constraints to Work for You in Your Circuit Routing Software

    Putting Constraints to Work for You in Your Circuit Routing Software

    Today’s PCB designs need more than regular DRCs. High speed routing constraints in your circuit routing software will help you to design a better board.

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  • Through It All: PCB Tools and What Experience Has Shown

    Through It All: PCB Tools and What Experience Has Shown

    Through years of growth and change in the industry, PCB tools have also grown and changed to meet the demands of today's PCB design needs and requirements.

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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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  • 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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  • Learning Current Density: Don’t Pop the Balloon

    Learning Current Density: Don’t Pop the Balloon

    Current density can be a daunting challenge to balance effectively within your PCB; however, using the right software will make it much easier.

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  • Security by Design: Internet of Things Authentification and Self Testing

    Security by Design: Internet of Things Authentification and Self Testing

    Not all hacks are preventable, but you are not defenseless so long as you know what security measures you can design for.

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  • Internet of Things Security Issues Prompt Government Intervention

    Internet of Things Security Issues Prompt Government Intervention

    High profile botnet attacks have spurred the US government to introduce legislation on the IoT.

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  • How Online BOM Management Helps Build Teamwork

    How Online BOM Management Helps Build Teamwork

    How online management of PCB BOMs will help improve communication, build teamwork, and retain key personnel in your company.

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  • What Are the Best PCB Design Software Features That You Should Consider?: PCB Design Tips & Tricks - Altium Audio Bites

    What Are the Best PCB Design Software Features That You Should Consider?: PCB Design Tips & Tricks - Altium Audio Bites

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  • What Are the Best PCB Design Software Features That You Should Consider?

    What Are the Best PCB Design Software Features That You Should Consider?

    Here are some key factors to consider to help you with your new PCB design software decision.

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