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  • Electronic Hardware Startup Tips: From Idea to Manufacturing

    Electronic Hardware Startup Tips: From Idea to Manufacturing

    Everyone has those napkin-sketch type of ideas, but not everyone makes them into a reality. Ensure your electronic hardware startup succeeds with these tips.

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  • Manufacturing Startup Costs: Budget for Tests and Success

    Manufacturing Startup Costs: Budget for Tests and Success

    Design, components, testing, and manufacturing costs are a major challenge for any hardware startup. Learn how to manage all of it with these budgeting tips.

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  • Design for Manual Prototyping and Throw Off Your Restraints

    Design for Manual Prototyping and Throw Off Your Restraints

    While there are alternatives to manual prototyping, learning how to design for it will keep you equipped for your testing phase of product development.

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  • Coatings vs Resins for Your PCB: What’s Best for Providing Protection?

    Coatings vs Resins for Your PCB: What’s Best for Providing Protection?

    There are a plethora of differences in the levels of protection coatings and resins offer your PCB. Which is best for you?

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  • Milling Artwork in Copper: PCB Router Bit Diameters Get the Job Done

    Milling Artwork in Copper: PCB Router Bit Diameters Get the Job Done

    Take a look here for a description of the interrelationship between PCB output files and etching copper with PCB router bit diameters

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  • Avoid Signal Integrity Loss While Using a Fanout Strategy in Your PCB

    Avoid Signal Integrity Loss While Using a Fanout Strategy in Your PCB

    You’ll want to maintain your signal integrity in any PCB design. Signal integrity can be kept high when using fanout BGA traces in your PCB.

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  • Learning the PCB Design Software Shortcuts to Hack Your Design Growth

    Learning the PCB Design Software Shortcuts to Hack Your Design Growth

    If you’re wondering about the PCB design software shortcuts that are available for users of Altium, look no further for a few of the most useful and common ones.

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  • Hardware Startup Questions: Beginning to Realize Your Electronics Dreams

    Hardware Startup Questions: Beginning to Realize Your Electronics Dreams

    By walking step-by-step through your main hardware startup questions, you can learn how to get your product design to first pass manufacturing and beyond.

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  • Suppress Noise and EMI in Your PCB With the Right Analog Filter Design

    Suppress Noise and EMI in Your PCB With the Right Analog Filter Design

    You won’t want to muck through poor signal integrity in your circuit boards. Add the right active or passive filter to keep signal integrity high and suppress EMI.

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  • Laser Drilling Microvias and Stub Removal in PCBs

    Laser Drilling Microvias and Stub Removal in PCBs

    Clean up stubs, route signals to small traces, and increase component density by laser drilling microvias in your PCB.

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  • Picking the Right Bluetooth Antenna for Your PCB Design

    Picking the Right Bluetooth Antenna for Your PCB Design

    Layout and signal are achieved so long as you maintain strong design best practices. Compare different types of Bluetooth antennas and explore the best PCB design practices for Bluetooth devices.

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  • Working with Altium Designer’s Multilayered Via Routing Rules

    Working with Altium Designer’s Multilayered Via Routing Rules

    With multilayer boards, you can use Altium’s routing rules more effectively. Here’s a quick guide on how to route between layers by designating via rules.

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  • Create a Symbol Quickly Using the Altium’s Schematic Symbol Generation Tool

    Create a Symbol Quickly Using the Altium’s Schematic Symbol Generation Tool

    If you've ever wondered how to create a symbol in your PCB schematic, using the symbol generator tool in Altium Designer is a great way to get the job done.

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  •  Dual-Band PCB Antenna Design: Keeping Your EMI In-Line

    Dual-Band PCB Antenna Design: Keeping Your EMI In-Line

    Design dual-band antennas and place them in your layout using PCB design software.

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  • How an Integrated PCB Library Can Reduce Development Cost

    How an Integrated PCB Library Can Reduce Development Cost

    With an integrated PCB library, develop time and cost are reduced, as well as easing the stress load spent ensuring that all team members are up-to-date.

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  • PCB Components Assembly Faults: Tombstoning and Resurrection

    PCB Components Assembly Faults: Tombstoning and Resurrection

    You’ll want to be wary of tombstoning within your PCB components assembly process. Common causes that leave your design dead can be designed around.

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  • Using the New Select Filter When Selecting Objects in Altium Designer 18

    Using the New Select Filter When Selecting Objects in Altium Designer 18

    PCB design means selecting objects in your tools to edit, and Altium's advanced selection functionality makes selecting objects in Altium Designer 18 easy.

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  • Keep Your Altium PCB Layout in Line with Grids and Grid-Selection Shortcuts

    Keep Your Altium PCB Layout in Line with Grids and Grid-Selection Shortcuts

    Working with a grid system is an important part of PCB design. Here are some useful grid functions and shortcuts that can help you with Altium PCB layout.

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  • Getting a Handle on Flex Cost Drivers

    Getting a Handle on Flex Cost Drivers

    Flex designs are really only limited by our imagination.

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  • Preventing Ground Loops in Your PCB Design

    Preventing Ground Loops in Your PCB Design

    Ground loops cause serious signal integrity issues in electronic devices. Learn how to prevent ground loops in your PCB design.

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