Getting Started

Getting Started with PCB design? Learn more about PCB design software, tools and process here.

  • Elmatica: Advancing the Vision of a Fully-Digital Supply Chain

    Elmatica: Advancing the Vision of a Fully-Digital Supply Chain

    Norwegian PCB Broker Leads with Transparency and Data

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  • AutoRouter and Massive Potential for Routing Ease

    AutoRouter and Massive Potential for Routing Ease

    There’s no need to suffer the pain of complex routing tasks with outdated design software. Move up to Altium Designer’s advanced tools for your routing ease.

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  • Impedance and PCB Etching: Utilizing Altium Designer for Your Board Needs

    Impedance and PCB Etching: Utilizing Altium Designer for Your Board Needs

    The key to controlling the impedance and PCB etching in design is to have the knowledge and tools available so that you can make the best fabrication choices.

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  • Impedance Controlled Routing for Boards Made in Altium Designer

    Impedance Controlled Routing for Boards Made in Altium Designer

    Altium Designer makes it easy to diagnose power delivery and thermal problems in your next PCB.

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  • Meeting Standards: IPC 6012 Class 3 Annular Ring

    Meeting Standards: IPC 6012 Class 3 Annular Ring

    Design with an eye towards device reliability: make sure your designs meet the IPC 6012 Class 3 industry standards.

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  • Adding Fabrication Tolerance Options to Your Manufacturer Deliverables

    Adding Fabrication Tolerance Options to Your Manufacturer Deliverables

    See how an integrated bill of materials tool lets you add fabrication tolerances to your manufacturing deliverables.

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  • SMART System for Data Management

    SMART System for Data Management

    Just as utilizing the SMART system for data management will help increase design efficiency, so will using PCB design tools with a unified data environment.

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  • 2019 Five Tech Predictions — The Decade of Disruption

    2019 Five Tech Predictions — The Decade of Disruption

    Read what’s possible in the next decade from artificial intelligence to highways, IoT, healthcare and security.

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  • Student Rocket Team Oronos Polytechnique Shoots for the Stars with PCB Designs

    Student Rocket Team Oronos Polytechnique Shoots for the Stars with PCB Designs

    Learn about Team Oronos Polytechnique.

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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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  • Looking Forward What to Expect After Switching from OrCAD

    Looking Forward What to Expect After Switching from OrCAD

    There’s no reason to spend time trying to get older PCB design tools to work. The best solution is switching from OrCAD to modern tools that work well together.

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  • Pipelining Your Design File Process with Manufacturing Output Files

    Pipelining Your Design File Process with Manufacturing Output Files

    Keeping your PCB design data managed throughout your design requires pipelining your design file process all the way through to the manufacturing output files.

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  • The Benefits of Using a Professional PCB Design Service Bureau

    The Benefits of Using a Professional PCB Design Service Bureau

    Learn about the Benefits of Using a Professional PCB Design Service Bureau straight from the experts.

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  • Pipelining Your Design File Process; Component Selection

    Pipelining Your Design File Process; Component Selection

    By using advanced PCB design CAD tools with part vendor searching capabilities, you can automate your component selection and pipeline your design file process.

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  • Design Rules to Fanout a Large BGA

    Design Rules to Fanout a Large BGA

    With today’s compressed PCB design schedules, you need all the help you can get. Here’s how using design rules to fanout a large BGA can help you to save time.

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  •  Building Your Next Multi-Level Bill of Materials

    Building Your Next Multi-Level Bill of Materials

    A multi-level bill of materials aids design and manufacturing of your next electronic product.

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  • Working with IPC Compliant Footprint Models

    Working with IPC Compliant Footprint Models

    Need to create a IPC compliant footprint for your custom component? Try using the footprint wizard in Altium Designer.

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  • Routing Differential Pairs in Altium Designer

    Routing Differential Pairs in Altium Designer

    Routing differential pairs between components is easy in Altium Designer.

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  • SMD LEDs in Your PCB and Your Bill of Materials

    SMD LEDs in Your PCB and Your Bill of Materials

    Including KPKF LEDs in your next PCB requires some important design decisions. Learn more in this article.

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  • Managing Net Connection Order from Schematic to Layout

    Managing Net Connection Order from Schematic to Layout

    Here are some suggestions for how you can more efficiently manage your net connection order in Altium Designer going between the schematic and the layout.

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