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  • Top 5 PCB Design Guidelines Every PCB Designer Needs to Know

    Top 5 PCB Design Guidelines Every PCB Designer Needs to Know

    Explore the top PCB design guidelines for manufacturable, functional PCBs.

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  • Sneak Peek and Meet the Keynotes for AltiumLive 2018: ANNUAL PCB DESIGN SUMMIT

    Sneak Peek and Meet the Keynotes for AltiumLive 2018: ANNUAL PCB DESIGN SUMMIT

    Learn more about AltiumLive 2018: ANNUAL PCB DESIGN SUMMIT here. Click for a sneak peek and meet the Keynote Speakers.

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  • Meet the San Diego Keynotes of AltiumLive 2018: Annual PCB Design Summit

    Meet the San Diego Keynotes of AltiumLive 2018: Annual PCB Design Summit

    This month we have a special AltiumLive 2018: Annual PCB Design Summit feature in which you can get a sneak peek into what we have planned with you in mind.

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  • How to Easily Reverse Engineer PCB Project Libraries

    How to Easily Reverse Engineer PCB Project Libraries

    Receiving design files from clients isn’t always as smooth a process. Clients may send incomplete project files, project files with unstandardized component libraries, or other files that don’t...

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  • Standardize and Enhance Your Design Efficiency with Project Templates

    Standardize and Enhance Your Design Efficiency with Project Templates

    Are you unnecessarily repeating steps that are slowing your design workflow down? Starting to feel the pressure of a modern, fast-paced design environment that demands continuous product...

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  • The Best Tools for Multi-Board PCB Systems Design

    The Best Tools for Multi-Board PCB Systems Design

    Multi-Board PCB Systems Design Tools and Tips

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  • How to Save Time Managing Your Component Libraries

    How to Save Time Managing Your Component Libraries

    Component library management is a time-consuming and frustrating process that takes valuable time away from other important tasks, but what if there was a way to auto-fill the necessary...

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  • Practical PCB Design Tips for an Unroutable Board

    Practical PCB Design Tips for an Unroutable Board

    A PCB may be unroutable due to various reasons: limited dimensions, strict compliance to routing practices, and component choice. Follow these tips to save time and make your PCB routable.

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  • Auto-Interactive Routing to Overcome Obstacles and Other Polygons

    Auto-Interactive Routing to Overcome Obstacles and Other Polygons

    As the technology of printed circuit boards becomes more complex, PCB designers need the help of auto-interactive routing in order to reduce routing times.

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  • PCB Component Failure: How to Workaround a Tragedy

    PCB Component Failure: How to Workaround a Tragedy

    Turning the tragedy of PCB component failure into an opportunity to display your PCB design skills. By adding smart workarounds into your PCB design you can reduce the impact of PCB component failures

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  • PCB Assembly Manufacturing Documentation with Draftsman

    PCB Assembly Manufacturing Documentation with Draftsman

    Describing your PCB and assembly to the manufacturer is just as important as the design. Altium Designer can help enormously in this important, but often ignored, task.

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  • Comparator Propagation Delay in High Speed Mixed-Signal Design

    Comparator Propagation Delay in High Speed Mixed-Signal Design

    There are a number of design aspects that affect comparator propagation delay in high-speed PCB design. Learn how to control them in this article.

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  • How to Implement Capacitive Touch Sensor Technology

    How to Implement Capacitive Touch Sensor Technology

    Manually creating or resizing a touch sensor’s complex vendor/technology-specific patterns can be both difficult and time-consuming. Fortunately, there is an automated solution, which enables the...

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  • No Last Calls Here: PCI Express Routing and Layout

    No Last Calls Here: PCI Express Routing and Layout

    While some routing necessities will always be concerned, like crosstalk, PCI express routing and layout does require some personal knowledge.

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  • How Does Dispersion in FR4 Really Affect Propagation Delay?

    How Does Dispersion in FR4 Really Affect Propagation Delay?

    Are you using FR4 for your PCB substrate? Learn more about FR4-specific high-speed design issues in this article.

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  • Prioritize Precision Querying in Circuit Board Design Software

    Prioritize Precision Querying in Circuit Board Design Software

    Altium Designer gives you precision filtering with its Query Builder.

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  • Supply Chain Solutions for Electronic Assemblies

    Supply Chain Solutions for Electronic Assemblies

    To keep your schematic parts organized and up-to-date, check out supply chain solution software to manage the bill of materials in your PCB design tools.

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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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  • The Kyoto Institute of Technology Racing Team Aims for Third Win

    The Kyoto Institute of Technology Racing Team Aims for Third Win

    Meet the Kyoto Institute of Technology Racing Team, they are building an electric vehicle prototype. Click to see their PCB design in Altium Designer.

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  • Are Engineers and PCB Technologists Homegrown?

    Are Engineers and PCB Technologists Homegrown?

    Engineers and PCB Technologists share how they got started in the electronics industry.

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