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  • Project Release Management within PCB Design Software

    Project Release Management within PCB Design Software

    There’s no need to rely on check lists or your memory when creating manufacturing output files. Altium Designer’s Project Releaser will do the work for you.

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  • Using Rules-Driven Design to Control a High-Frequency Board

    Using Rules-Driven Design to Control a High-Frequency Board

    Designing a high-frequency PCB can be difficult, fortunately, Altium Designer gives you the ability for a rules-driven design to control a high-frequency board.

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  • Design Layout Integration and What it Means for Your Printed Circuit Board

    Design Layout Integration and What it Means for Your Printed Circuit Board

    Design layout integration in Altium Designer keeps your productivity high and your PCBs ticking.

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  • Using Altium's PDN Analyzer and Incorporating Simulation-Driven Workflow

    Using Altium's PDN Analyzer and Incorporating Simulation-Driven Workflow

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

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  • Optimizing Design Output Files for Large Batch Production

    Optimizing Design Output Files for Large Batch Production

    Generating all of the design output files for a large batch production can be time consuming. See how Altium Designer cuts this time with the output job file.

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  • Utilizing Creative Routing Solutions with Tight Component Placement

    Utilizing Creative Routing Solutions with Tight Component Placement

    Altium Designer makes it easy to place your required interconnects when component placement is tight.

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  • Easily Placed Surface Mount Technology with 3D Viewing Software

    Easily Placed Surface Mount Technology with 3D Viewing Software

    With 3D viewing software in your PCB design tools, you will have a better perspective of your surface mount and thru-hole parts placement for manufacturability.

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  • Impedance Calculation and Cross Section Features in PCB Layout

    Impedance Calculation and Cross Section Features in PCB Layout

    Another benefit of Altium Designer is that it will perform your impedance calculations and feed that data directly into your design rules automatically.

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  • HDI PCB Designs and the CAD Tools Behind Them

    HDI PCB Designs and the CAD Tools Behind Them

    Printed circuit boards manufactured with high density interconnect technology is here to stay. See what kind of CAD tools you will need for HDI PCB designs.

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  • Don’t Let Your Unrouted Nets be Traces to Nowhere

    Don’t Let Your Unrouted Nets be Traces to Nowhere

    Make sure to identify and resolve all unrouted nets should be the first rule of PCB design. Otherwise, your board will malfunction or may not be manufacturable at all.

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  •  High-Speed Design: Definitive Guide for Utilizing Altium Designer for Your Board Needs

    High-Speed Design: Definitive Guide for Utilizing Altium Designer for Your Board Needs

    High-speed design can present the PCB designer with many challenges. Here’s a definitive guide of some of Altium Designer’s high-speed features that can help.

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  • Helpful Tips for Interactive Routing in Altium Designer

    Helpful Tips for Interactive Routing in Altium Designer

    Your interactive routing in Altium Designer will be greatly enhanced by using some of these helpful tips and tricks to help you to become more efficient.

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  • An Introduction to Multi-board Design in Altium Designer

    An Introduction to Multi-board Design in Altium Designer

    Trying to fit multiple PCBs into a single design can be frustrating for you and your colleagues. But, with multi-board design in Altium Designer the process is simple and easy, and can be fun.

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  • How to Use Blind and Buried Vias in Altium Designer

    How to Use Blind and Buried Vias in Altium Designer

    Using blind and buried vias in Altium Designer when routing can be very helpful in designs with high density. Here’s how to set up and use these vias.

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  • 10 Easy Steps to Comprehensively Designing a Circuit Board in Altium Designer

    10 Easy Steps to Comprehensively Designing a Circuit Board in Altium Designer

    By following a systematic step-by-step approach and utilizing the advanced capabilities of AD 18 when designing a circuit board you can easily arrive at the comprehensive PCB design you require.

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  • PCB Layout and Polygon Pour: How to Utilize Copper Regions in Your Design

    PCB Layout and Polygon Pour: How to Utilize Copper Regions in Your Design

    Whether you call them planes, fills, metal, or copper, your PCB design will need them. Here’s how to create polygon pours for copper regions in Altium Designer.

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  • Tips for Connecting Hidden Pins with Altium Designer

    Tips for Connecting Hidden Pins with Altium Designer

    When working with complicated printed circuit board designs and highly dense circuits, sometimes less is more. With Altium Designer, connecting hidden pins is simple.

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  • Creating a Ground Plane for Your PCB Design

    Creating a Ground Plane for Your PCB Design

    Your PCB design will probably have power planes of some kind on it. Here are some ways for creating a ground plane in your design using Altium Designer.

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  •  Switching Units From MM to Mil and Other PCB Design Measurement Preferences

    Switching Units From MM to Mil and Other PCB Design Measurement Preferences

    It is no longer a problem to switch between imperial and metric units when designing PCBs. Altium Designer gives you a simple way of switching from MM to mil.

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  • Generate and Export Gerber File in Altium Designer: the Language of PCB Manufacturing

    Generate and Export Gerber File in Altium Designer: the Language of PCB Manufacturing

    Making sure that your PCB manufacturer can easily read your design files is essential to avoid delays and excess cost.

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