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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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  • How Blind, Buried and Through-Hole Vias Can Impact Your PCB Design

    How Blind, Buried and Through-Hole Vias Can Impact Your PCB Design

    Integrating blind, buried, or through-hole vias into your multi-layered PCB design can benefit your board in more ways than one.

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  • Annular Rings and Multilayer PCB Design: Stay Within Your Tolerances

    Annular Rings and Multilayer PCB Design: Stay Within Your Tolerances

    Knowing how to calculate your annular ring dimensions can save you and your components from critical failure.

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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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  • Ground Bounce Reduction Techniques to Minimize Signal Integrity Issues

    Ground Bounce Reduction Techniques to Minimize Signal Integrity Issues

    Your PDN is crucial to understand, and knowing ground bounce reduction techniques is another facet to keeping your signal and power integrity intact and functioning to the best of its capabilities.

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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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  • Raise the Volume: How To Design A Signal Amplification Device

    Raise the Volume: How To Design A Signal Amplification Device

    Learning how to design a signal amplification device can help your PCB design accomplish more within its parameters and design limitations.

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  • If All Else Fails: How to Locate Short Circuits on a PCB

    If All Else Fails: How to Locate Short Circuits on a PCB

    By locating short circuits on a PCB, your design failure doesn’t have to be as long of a set-back as it could be. Find tips within on how to find where in the production process shorts occur.

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  • PCB Design Limitations Beyond Borders: Extending Past Edge Clearance

    PCB Design Limitations Beyond Borders: Extending Past Edge Clearance

    PCB design limitations are in-place for a reason; however, if you’re extending past edge clearance avoid falling off by keeping these design considerations in mind.

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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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  • Where Do They All Go? PCB Layout Component Placement Guidelines

    Where Do They All Go? PCB Layout Component Placement Guidelines

    Placing components on a circuit board for the first time can be an intimidating prospect. Here are some PCB layout component placement guidelines to help.

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  • Properties of Semiconductors: Electrodeposition and PCB Devices

    Properties of Semiconductors: Electrodeposition and PCB Devices

    If you’re looking to innovate even further with your PCB designs, knowing the properties of semiconductors and related processes like electrodeposition can up your PCB device game.

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  • Practice Makes Perfect: How to Test Electronic Components during PCB Design

    Practice Makes Perfect: How to Test Electronic Components during PCB Design

    Don’t foul your design in its last minutes, practice during design by testing electronic components on your circuit board.

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  • Designing Operational Amplifiers: PCB Layout Tips to Reduce the Noise

    Designing Operational Amplifiers: PCB Layout Tips to Reduce the Noise

    Operational amplifiers are great tools for your PCB design; however, during PCB layout you’ll need some tips to keep your noise in check.

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  • PCB Designers for SpaceX and Beyond: Yesterday’s Fiction, Tomorrow’s Reality

    PCB Designers for SpaceX and Beyond: Yesterday’s Fiction, Tomorrow’s Reality

    The technology of tomorrow to propel us further into space will require the next generation of tools, and PCB designers that are up to the SpaceX challenge.

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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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