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Countersink and Counterbore
Ergonomics and convenience are important issues when designing a printed circuit board and the device as a whole. A lot of Altium Designer tools are aimed at solving them. These include Countersink and Counterbore holes, which allow the use of various types of screws in the mounting holes of the board. Quick overview In most cases, printed circuit boards require mounting holes. Holes with countersink and counterbore allow using different types of
Migrating Data From Other Version Control Systems
The development of electronic devices always involves the release of many different types of files. And these files are not static - they change as the project progresses. When filling a project with data, a user creates new files, modifies outdated files that have become irrelevant. Managing project data is a separate task, especially for large developments where several participants with different specializations are involved in the process
Properties Panel Tuning
High-speed PCBs often require tuning groups of tracks, both single and differential. Altium Designer includes powerful tools that allow you to solve such tasks quickly and with high quality. Study this document and achieve the desired result even faster. What is tuning used for? Most high-speed interfaces contain parallel buses that operate at high frequencies: data buses, address buses, and other. There are some examples of such interfaces: USB3
Properties Panel Routing
Routing is one of the most time-consuming stages of PCB design. Altium Designer has a large set of tools that allow you to do it as accurately and quickly as possible. This document will help you to learn how to manage your routing effectively and use it to its fullest extent. The basis of PCB topology development in Altium Designer. By offering powerful routing tools, the system provides comprehensive settings. All groups of settings are
The High-Reliability PCBA Design and Test Challenge
High-reliability PCBAs require careful design and analysis to ensure compliance with rigorous performance standards. Learn more about testing and evaluation of high-reliability PCBAs in this article.
View Configuration Panel
When designing a printed circuit board, you have to deal with a large amount of visual data of different kinds: layers, components, and much more. For efficient work, you should have abilities to display and use only the items that you need right now to solve a current task. The document below explains how to manage the view of your PCB using the View Configuration panel. Master the tools for manipulating what and how is currently displayed and
Ebook: Guide to Using Ferrite Beads in a PCB
Ferrite beads in a PCB are the stuff of myth, but there are legitimate uses for ferrite beads and other ferrite components. In this e-book, we’ll examine some uses of ferrite beads in a PCB, as well as other magnetics.
EBook: HDI PCB Design and Manufacturing Guide
HDI PCB design and HDI manufacturing processes challenge even the most experienced designers. Download this FREE Ebook to receive an in-depth look at HDI PCB design and the standard HDI manufacturing processes.
Ebook: EnviroSense Multi-board Project
Create your own WI-Fi weather station. Follow along offline by downloading this latest project by Mark Harris.
Ebook: Routing High-Density Interconnects with Reliable Microvias
Routing high density PCBs is heavily rules driven and it requires understanding what contributes to microvia reliability.
Ebook: PDN Simulation and Analysis Guide
In this e-book, we’ll show how to create some fundamental PDN simulation models with SPICE, and how to analyze PDN impedance with industry-standard simulation programs.
E-Book: Navigating PCB Manufacturing: Part 2
This ebook is part 2 of Navigating PCB Manufacturing. We aim to give you the knowledge you need to design a manufacturable PCB confidently.
E-Book: Navigating PCB Manufacturing: Part 1
Every designer should take time to understand the PCB manufacturing process. This e-book will guide designers through important concepts in PCB fabrication, assembly, and DFM.
Using Draftsman to Create a PCB Fabrication Drawing
Download a PCB fabrication drawing example that shows all the important information you should include in your Draftsman document.
Advantages of Using Draftsman to Create a PCB Assembly Drawing
You don't need to use a mechanical drawing application to create your PCB assembly drawing. Instead, you can use Draftsman, an easy-to-use feature in Altium Designer.
High Density Interconnects - A Design and Manufacturing Guidebook
A compilation of Happy Holden's expert advice on high density interconnect design, routing, layout, and manufacturing for HDI PCBs.
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