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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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  • How Do I Flip and Rotate Components in Altium and Other Schematic Functions

    How Do I Flip and Rotate Components in Altium and Other Schematic Functions

    Many designers waste time because they don't know the shortcuts on how to flip and rotate components in Altium Designer. Here are some tips that will help.

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  • Pin Swapping Without Back Annotation Using Straightforward PCB Design Software

    Pin Swapping Without Back Annotation Using Straightforward PCB Design Software

    PCB design is more than just finding a unified workflow, it’s about maintaining an entire unified design environment. Find the software which gives you what you need.

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  • Altium User Groups: Starting, Finding, and Joining

    Altium User Groups: Starting, Finding, and Joining

    Insight into what user-to-user benefits you’ll see in these groups and learn how to start your very own!

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  • Easy PCB Routing Board Layout with Altium Designer

    Easy PCB Routing Board Layout with Altium Designer

    With Altium Designer, you have the capability and flexibility to easily layout your board and ensure that it meets all routing requirements for performance.

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  • What’s the Future of WiFi for the Internet of Things?

    What’s the Future of WiFi for the Internet of Things?

    While many innovations are phasing devices away from WiFi, it is still a reliable and easy-applicable constant for connectivity in electronics.

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  • What PCB Designers Need to Know About Conductive Ink Printing With 3D Printers

    What PCB Designers Need to Know About Conductive Ink Printing With 3D Printers

    You’ll be able to move your designs through the prototyping phase and into full PCB manufacturing and production quicker with conductive ink printing.

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  • What's New In Altium Designer 18 Webinar Recap May 17, 2018

    What's New In Altium Designer 18 Webinar Recap May 17, 2018

    Watch and review this past Altium Designer 18 webinar including answers to your questions.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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