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The Emerging Role of Mexico in the Electronics Supply Chain
In this insightful discussion, Andrew sheds light on Mexico's distinctive edge in electronics production. Furthermore, he provides us with a comprehensive comparison of the logistical aspects between Mexico and China's production processes.
Altium Announces Launch of Altium 365 GovCloud
Altium 365 GovCloud is a dedicated region operated by Altium, exclusively managed by U.S. Persons, and located within the AWS GovCloud region in the United States.
How to Place PCB Cavities for Embedded SMD Parts
Embedded cavities can be used to place SMD parts, internal copper fills for heat sinking, or as a highly shielded edge-plated region.
Common Causes of PCB Short Circuits
PCB short circuits have many possible causes related to common assembly defects and contamination. Learn more in this article.
PCB Manufacturing Startup Costs: Budget for Tests and Success
So you have a hot new hardware device that you plan to manufacture and bring to market? Maximize your chances of success by budgeting your startup costs.
Can You Use ChatGPT for PCB Design?
ChatGPT is turning everything upside-down, including engineering. Can LLMs be used for PCB design? We’ll take a look at some tasks that can be automated with ChatGPT.
Collaboration for Mechanical & PCB Designers
Enhance your product design process by enabling seamless collaboration between mechanical and PCB designers. Discover how Altium MCAD CoDesigner simplifies data exchange, eliminates inefficiencies, and boosts design quality.
Should You Remove Ground Below Impedance Matching Networks?
Impedance matching networks in a PCB layout might need to have ground cleared from them. We’ll explore when to remove ground in this short guide.
Why We Really Need Inventory Management: Strategies and Tips
Effective inventory management is crucial for businesses dealing with physical products. Strategies include analyzing demand, setting reorder points, utilizing just-in-time inventory, implementing automation, forecasting, establishing strong supplier relationships, and monitoring inventory levels. Additional steps such as creating early warning bills, identifying long lead times, and communicating with procurement and planning can also help manage inventory effectively. This can lead to improved operational, financial, and customer service goals.
New Opportunities for PCB Education with John Watson
John Watson talks about the importance of education for designers, what it's like working with students, and what new opportunities there are for PCB designers in today's market.
SMA Edge Connector Transitions in an RF PCB
SMA edge connector footprints sometimes require ground clearance below the connector’s coaxial pin. We’ll show why this can arise and how to qualify the need for ground clearance.
Flexible Circuits: Start with the Basics
There are several advantages to using flexible materials. Size, weight, the ability to bend around corners and to flex during use to name just a few. Read this blog to learn more!
Mastering SPICE Simulation in Altium Designer
Watch our webinar: “Mastering SPICE Simulation in Altium Designer”. Click here.
Guide to PCB Edge Plating in RF Design
RF designs sometimes use PCB edge plating to contain electromagnetic fields and ruggedize a PCBA.
Using ChatGPT for Automated Testing
In this article Ari Mahpour talks about ChatGPT and how to utilize the service to help with automated testing.
IPC Focus on Substrates, Manufacturers Focus on Boards
March 24, 2023 ONTRACK BI-WEEKLY This edition of our newsletter focuses on current developments in electronics manufacturing, spanning from packaging to components and PCBs. New pilot projects are being proposed to jumpstart IC substrate production, and a recent acquisition brings a notable electronics manufacturer to the #2 spot in North America by market share. Leading Insights IPC CTC Releases Packaging Report IPC’s Chief Technologist Council
How to Optimize Your PCB Prototype for Production
It’s often the case that PCB prototypes look nothing like a final product. If you’re transitioning from PCB prototype to volume production, learn more about optimizing your design.