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  • The Anniversary Edition OnTrack Newsletter April 2018

    The Anniversary Edition OnTrack Newsletter April 2018

    The Anniversary Edition OnTrack Newsletter is now live, click here to read the April 2018 Edition.

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  • Where to Start in Courses for PCB Design or Skills I Wish I’d Learned in College

    Where to Start in Courses for PCB Design or Skills I Wish I’d Learned in College

    While college is certainly beneficial, some classes I should have paid more attention to. Here are some skills to focus on in your courses for PCB design.

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  • Choosing the Right RFID Card Technology For Your Embedded System

    Choosing the Right RFID Card Technology For Your Embedded System

    With RFID card technology, you might not need to think about the information until you have to use it. There is some depth to understanding its best fits.

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  • Managing Your Audio Power Supply Designs: Tips for Circuit Design

    Managing Your Audio Power Supply Designs: Tips for Circuit Design

    You’ll need to orient yourself to some specific necessities when you’re working through an audio power supply design.

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  • Layout Guide to Changing Board Sizes in Altium Designer

    Layout Guide to Changing Board Sizes in Altium Designer

    As a PCB designer, you'll need to create circuit boards of all sizes and shapes. Here's a quick and useful guide to changing board sizes in Altium Designer.

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  • In Your Altium Library, Multiple Part Symbols Ease Your Design Time

    In Your Altium Library, Multiple Part Symbols Ease Your Design Time

    Complex schematic circuitry will demand the use of Altium Library multiple part components. Here is how to create these symbols for use in your next design.

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  • Creepage and Clearance Design Rules Require More Than Integrated Flow

    Creepage and Clearance Design Rules Require More Than Integrated Flow

    Enough clearance and creepage must be designed into the printed circuit board to avoid arcing or catastrophic heat. Design rules will help resolve this.

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  • PCB Noise Reduction with Linear Devices in Electronics

    PCB Noise Reduction with Linear Devices in Electronics

    Creative filter design does not have to be complicated. Learn how linear electronic devices work and how they can be used to build interesting filters.

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  • Explain Like I’m a Designer: ELIC PCB and HDI Multilayer Designing

    Explain Like I’m a Designer: ELIC PCB and HDI Multilayer Designing

    Maximize your connection and component density in multilayer PCBs using ELIC.

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  • Painless Circuit Creation with a Hierarchical Schematic Design System that Works

    Painless Circuit Creation with a Hierarchical Schematic Design System that Works

    Using a PCB design system that has a good hierarchical schematic design process can save you time and effort, and will give you a better looking schematic.

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  • Small Electronic Circuit Design Demands Large Amounts of Attention

    Small Electronic Circuit Design Demands Large Amounts of Attention

    Much thought has to go into small electronic circuit design. Here are some guidelines to keep your designs working well despite their miniaturization.

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  • Internal Versus External Surge Protection: What’s Best for Total PCB Protection

    Internal Versus External Surge Protection: What’s Best for Total PCB Protection

    As it is inexcusable to ignore protection demands for your device, the debate for protection should be concerned with internal or external surge protection.

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  • PCB Routing Angle Myths: 45-degree Angle Versus 90-degree Angle

    PCB Routing Angle Myths: 45-degree Angle Versus 90-degree Angle

    When using modern PCB design software, PCB routing angles don’t have to be a hotly-contested debate as your software will enable whatever choice you make.

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  • How to Use Test Points on a PCB Design in Altium Designer

    How to Use Test Points on a PCB Design in Altium Designer

    Your PCB design is probably going to require testpoints added to it for automated testing. Here is how to use testpoints on a PCB design in Altium Designer.

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  • With Software for Rigid-Flex Designing, You Can Define and Animate Your PCBs

    With Software for Rigid-Flex Designing, You Can Define and Animate Your PCBs

    Using software for rigid-flex designing can enable you through tools like a 3D model viewer, and layer stack rules that help identify your sections.

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  • Propagation Delay, Transmission Delay, and Analog Signal Resonance in Your PCB

    Propagation Delay, Transmission Delay, and Analog Signal Resonance in Your PCB

    Every PCB interconnect has transmission delay, leading to resonance effects that can degrade signal quality. Learn how to use transmission delay to your advantage in this article.

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  •  Old Software Doesn’t Need a Leash for New Supplier Parts Updating

    Old Software Doesn’t Need a Leash for New Supplier Parts Updating

    While you might have gotten used to creating work-around solutions for poor software supplier parts updating, it would be better to improve your design software

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  • Introduction To PDN Analyzer Webinar Recap May 10, 2018

    Introduction To PDN Analyzer Webinar Recap May 10, 2018

    Avoid low supply voltage and increase productivity with an efficient and realistic workflow.

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  • What’s New in Altium Designer 18 Webinar Recap April 19, 2018

    What’s New in Altium Designer 18 Webinar Recap April 19, 2018

    True System Level Design and performance improvements you won't believe. This isn't the Altium Designer you used to know.

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  • True ECAD / MCAD Co-Design Will Eliminate PCB Design Placement Errors

    True ECAD / MCAD Co-Design Will Eliminate PCB Design Placement Errors

    PCB component to mechanical feature placement errors can be eliminated with a true ECAD / MCAD co-design process giving you full 3D parts placement checking.

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