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What Is Thieving In PCBs And Why Is It Done?
In this Article, Expert Kella Knack describes thieving, to what sections of the board it is applied; at what point in the fabrication is it done, how it relates to plating operations; who is responsible for adding thieving to the outer layer artwork and its shortcomings and benefits.
PDS Impedance: The Traditional Approach To PDS Design vs. Energy Flow
Take a look at traditional PDS impedance versus the “energy flow” view of PDS design. We’ll debunk misleading information that could cause your designs to fail.
Huge Vu-meter with RGB LEDs Project
A laboratory journal to guide you through the steps to develop a successful product that value-conscious customers are sure to love.
Developing a PCB Testing Procedure For New Designs
Before your new device comes off the fabrication line, it will need to go through a comprehensive PCB testing procedure. Here’s how to create a PCB testing procedure for new boards.
Using the iPad Pro for Electronic Design
Altium Concord Pro® on Altium 365 was updated with a smoother, more feature-full and more intuitive interface for the web design viewer. I want to use this occasion to share with you some of my favourite apps and websites for electronic design.
My Favorite Altium Designer Keyboard Shortcuts and Viewing Features
If you want to be more productive in PCB design and layout, try out these common Altium Designer keyboard shortcuts.
The Benefits of High-Dk PCB Materials
The terms “high-speed design” and “low-Dk PCB laminate” are often used in the same articles, and often in the same sentence. Low-Dk PCB materials have their place in high speed and high-frequency PCBs, but high-Dk PCB materials provide power integrity. Low-Dk PCBs are typically chosen as they tend to have lower loss tangent. Thus high-DK PCB materials tend to get overlooked for high speed and high-frequency PCBs. When we look at power integrity
Solder Bridge Jumper Best Practices in PCB Design
A PCB variant is often simply thought of as a new layout created from an old design. However, if you’re creative with your routing and layout, you can use a solder bridge jumper to configure portions of a single PCB layout for multiple variants. This lets you quickly create variants of a PCB layout without rerouting traces or changing your schematics. If you plan to use jumpers in your PCB layout, there are some important guidelines to follow to
What is Transfer Impedance in a PDN?
We often talk about impedance in a PDN, but we always refer to self impedance. Here’s what you need to know about transfer impedance in your PCB.
An Overview Of PCB Outer Layer Processing
Expert Kella Knack describes in detail the fabrication of the PCB outer layer. Read and learn about how different vias are formed and the steps involved in the multilayer build-up process.
Top Tips from Experienced Flex Designers
Fabrication: In general, advice given about flexible circuit fabrication is split between knowledge of the fabricator and their process, and communication. Knowledge of the printed circuit board fabrication process is not as common as it once was, and this is even more apparent with the subtleties of flex manufacturing. Understanding the manufacturing process helps to illuminate areas that are more challenging for fabrication, as well as areas
High Performance Sub 1GHz RF Project
This week, I’m building a high-performance sub-1GHz transceiver that I want to use as a standalone Internet of Things node using the ARM Cortex M3 microcontroller. As with my other projects, this project is open source and published on GitHub for you to use as the basis of your own design, or to use as-is. The RF schematic and layout are production proven, as are the microcontroller schematic and all footprints on the board. However, do keep in
Customizable Layer Stack Table
Place and customize a layer stack table including width, text, and alignment directly in your PCB workspace.
About the Altium Designer 19.1 Update
In this video, Ben Jordan talks about the Altium Designer 19.1 software update, what’s new with some features and bug
Ensure fit, form and function with Altium Designer advanced multi-board viewing features
Altium Designer 19: Advanced Layer Stack Manager
Advanced Layer Stack Manager in Altium Designer 19