Project Management

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  • SpaceX and Other Advanced Technologies Require Multi Board PCB Innovations

    SpaceX and Other Advanced Technologies Require Multi Board PCB Innovations

    To design multi-board PCB systems for SpaceX and other innovative technologies, PCB design tools that can develop Multi-Boards simultaneously are needed.

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  • Even Simple Schematic Drawing Software is Better than Pencil and Paper

    Even Simple Schematic Drawing Software is Better than Pencil and Paper

    It may be easier to use a pencil and paper to sketch out a circuit, but you will get the best results by using simple schematic drawing software instead.

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  • Optimize PCB Designs Before Product Development With Clear Client Requirements

    Optimize PCB Designs Before Product Development With Clear Client Requirements

    Don't make a good design only to have to backstep after a new client demand has come through. Get your PCB design to product development smoothly with more clear client requirements.

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  • If All Else Fails: How to Locate Short Circuits on a PCB

    If All Else Fails: How to Locate Short Circuits on a PCB

    By locating short circuits on a PCB, your design failure doesn’t have to be as long of a set-back as it could be. Find tips within on how to find where in the production process shorts occur.

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  • Single-Sided Versus Double-Sided PCB Costs Are Necessary Comparisons

    Single-Sided Versus Double-Sided PCB Costs Are Necessary Comparisons

    Your designs will benefit from having a smart understanding of single-sided versus double-sided PCB costs, and your BOM will thank you, too.

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  •  BOM Control: Setting up your PCB Documentation for Success

    BOM Control: Setting up your PCB Documentation for Success

    Tips for setting up your PCB documentation for success. Knowing what data to include in your PCB BOM is essential for accuracy and complete BOM control.

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  • Wet and Dry PCB Etching Solutions: Which Process is the Right Solution?

    Wet and Dry PCB Etching Solutions: Which Process is the Right Solution?

    There are many factors to consider when you are thinking about the various ways to etch your PCB, and how to know what’s best for your design.

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  • Sooner or Later, Your PCB Design Layout Will Need Rework

    Sooner or Later, Your PCB Design Layout Will Need Rework

    Having to do rework can be difficult and demotivating. Here are some tips for helping you through the design change process on your next PCB design layout.

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  • Bill of Materials Management Strategies: Automation is Your Friend

    Bill of Materials Management Strategies: Automation is Your Friend

    Design tools that automate the bill of materials management are the key to creating a PCB BOM that can be used by all members of your company's workflow.

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  • Step Up Your Game: Multi-Board Versus Multilayer Designs

    Step Up Your Game: Multi-Board Versus Multilayer Designs

    PCB designers are well versed in creating multilayer designs, but today's systems require the next step up. What you need to know about multi-board designs.

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  • Designing Operational Amplifiers: PCB Layout Tips to Reduce the Noise

    Designing Operational Amplifiers: PCB Layout Tips to Reduce the Noise

    Operational amplifiers are great tools for your PCB design; however, during PCB layout you’ll need some tips to keep your noise in check.

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  • The Advantages and Disadvantages of Designing with Breadboards

    The Advantages and Disadvantages of Designing with Breadboards

    No matter the end of the spectrum your design needs fall on, knowing the capabilities of a breadboard will give you a greater idea of how to plan out your project.

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  • Circuit Board Sizes and Shapes, How to Make a PCB

    Circuit Board Sizes and Shapes, How to Make a PCB

    With all the different sizes and shapes out there, it begs the question of how to make a PCB. The answer is, use the best PCB design software that you can.

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  • Remove the Chance of PCB Manufacturing Delays by Using a Final Deliverable Checklist

    Remove the Chance of PCB Manufacturing Delays by Using a Final Deliverable Checklist

    Using a final deliverable checklist for your PCB manufacturing files will help to protect you delivering partial or incomplete data to your PCB manufacturer.

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  • Efficient Heat Dissipation with SMD Heat Sinks Keeps You From Dropping PCBs

    Efficient Heat Dissipation with SMD Heat Sinks Keeps You From Dropping PCBs

    Improper heat distribution can cause immense problems for your PCB design, so using SMD heat sinks will help mitigate those problems.

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  • Through It All: PCB Tools and What Experience Has Shown

    Through It All: PCB Tools and What Experience Has Shown

    Through years of growth and change in the industry, PCB tools have also grown and changed to meet the demands of today's PCB design needs and requirements.

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  • Optimizing Your BOM for Rapid Prototype Manufacturing

    Optimizing Your BOM for Rapid Prototype Manufacturing

    Through optimizing your BOM for rapid prototype manufacturing, you ensure your product gets to the full design phase quick and with as little pain as possible.

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  • Help Your PCB Design Process with CAD Tools that are Designed to Work Together

    Help Your PCB Design Process with CAD Tools that are Designed to Work Together

    PCB design tools that are blended may have communication problems. CAD tools that are designed to work together will give you the best PCB design process.

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  • Learn to Manage Your BOM Inventory for Smooth Production Runs

    Learn to Manage Your BOM Inventory for Smooth Production Runs

    Even if you’re a people person, managing calls between suppliers, manufacturers, and customers while you’re in production can make you wish you had better BOM inventory management.

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  • Don’t Settle for Better Late Than Never: Packing and Shipping Your PCBs

    Don’t Settle for Better Late Than Never: Packing and Shipping Your PCBs

    Producing your PCBs can be a strenuous process from conception to manufacturing, but don’t forget to make sure your packing and shipping processes let you finish the design worry-free.

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