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The Fundamentals of Programming a PIC Microcontroller
Using a microcontroller in your designs might be a common practice, however, before jumping into them for the first time its best to know how to program them.
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.
Propagation Delay, Transmission Delay, and Analog Signal Resonance in Your PCB
Every PCB interconnect has transmission delay, leading to resonance effects that can degrade signal quality. Learn how to use transmission delay to your advantage in this article.
Explain Like I’m a Designer: ELIC PCB and HDI Multilayer Designing
Maximize your connection and component density in multilayer PCBs using ELIC.
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.
Ducks in a Row: Process Control and Document Traceability in One Place
Running around to different departments will keep you away from your design time. Prioritize process control and document traceability to keep creating.
Interface an LED With an 8051 Microcontroller: Processes and Applications
Interfacing an LED microcontroller can be difficult to design for, however, can also be within your best interests as a designer for your electronics.
Flex PCB Vs Rigid PCB: How Adaptable is Your Design Approach
The choice between using a flex PCB vs rigid PCB is will affect the direction of your entire design methodology. Carefully understand the parameters.
Connecting Two PCBs With a Bus: Do Not Pass When Flashing Yellow
There are always inventive ways to manipulate your PCB designs and get your boards in communication with each other. PCB bus is one of those ways.
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.
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.
Understanding Ground Planes in Your Two-Layer PCB
Star connections and ground plane gridding can help prevent noise from ground loops and EMI in your PCB designs.
High Density Interconnect Boards and How They Can Benefit Your Design
High-density interconnect boards require a bit of a careful understanding for their utilization, but can give you an advantage in your pcb designs once you know.
Pin Swapping and Gate Swapping in Your PCB Layout to Clean Up Your Rat Nest
Pin swapping and gate swapping in your PCB layout allows you to efficiently re-route traces that may have previously caused design challenges.
Increase Component Density in Multilayer PCB Design with Blind Vias
Blind vias allow PCB designers to route signals in multilayer PCBs without sacrificing form factor.
Aspect Ratios and Their Importance to Multi-Layered PCBs
Aspect ratios, vias, and annular rings all affect one another your design. Learning how they interact and the rules they follow will be important for multilayer PCBs
Rigid Flex PCBs and Your Future: Smart, Effective Designing
Your rigid flex PCB design has more benefits than you can count, but we’ll try anyway. Keep it in mind for your next PCB design.
How Blind, Buried and Through-Hole Vias Can Impact Your PCB Design
Integrating blind, buried, or through-hole vias into your multi-layered PCB design can benefit your board in more ways than one.
Annular Rings and Multilayer PCB Design: Stay Within Your Tolerances
Knowing how to calculate your annular ring dimensions can save you and your components from critical failure.
Managing a 7-Segment LED Display Array With Minimal Pins