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  • How an Integrated PCB Library Can Reduce Development Cost

    How an Integrated PCB Library Can Reduce Development Cost

    With an integrated PCB library, develop time and cost are reduced, as well as easing the stress load spent ensuring that all team members are up-to-date.

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  • Add Any Component to Your Design With Unified Component Libraries

    Add Any Component to Your Design With Unified Component Libraries

    Stuck with in-house part libraries? Altium’s Unified Component Libraries make part possibilities endless and keeps you in your designs longer.

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  • Be the Expert When it Comes to Designing Your Power Distribution PCB

    Be the Expert When it Comes to Designing Your Power Distribution PCB

    Power simulators or multiple prototype builds can cost time and money. Be the expert in your next power distribution PCB design by using a PDN analyzer tool.

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  • Embedded RF Design: Ceramic Chip Antennas vs. PCB Trace Antennas

    Embedded RF Design: Ceramic Chip Antennas vs. PCB Trace Antennas

    Frequency demands will only rise with your PCB as technology becomes more complex. Knowing the matchup of ceramic chip antennas vs PCB trace antennas will help.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Best PCB Design Tools Help You Grow From Design Kindergarten

    The Best PCB Design Tools Help You Grow From Design Kindergarten

    A mixed tool PCB design environment is an open invitation to chaos. Look here how a unified design environment makes for the best PCB design tool system.

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  • Designing Your PDN to Work Within Your PCB Layout Guidelines

    Designing Your PDN to Work Within Your PCB Layout Guidelines

    Designing a circuit board power distribution network can be a challenge. Here's how a PDN analyzer can help you to work within your PCB layout guidelines.

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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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  • See Where You are Going with Your PCB Power Distribution Network Design

    See Where You are Going with Your PCB Power Distribution Network Design

    Having a good power distribution network design is an important part of designing a PCB. A PDN analyzer can help by showing you the best PDN configuration.

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  • Manage Embedded Software through Design Rules for a No-Line PCB Design

    Manage Embedded Software through Design Rules for a No-Line PCB Design

    It’s hard to miss embedded software these days but if you’re looking for design best practices on embedded software, don’t forget design rules.

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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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  • Thermal Pads vs Thermal Paste: The Best Choice for Mounting Your Heatsinks

    Thermal Pads vs Thermal Paste: The Best Choice for Mounting Your Heatsinks

    When mounting your heatsinks, thermal pads and thermal paste are great solutions. However, there are some considerations that will determine which one is right for your specific application.

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  • Understanding the Nuances Between Breadboard Projects and Prototype Layouts

    Understanding the Nuances Between Breadboard Projects and Prototype Layouts

    Working with breadboard projects can be very helpful testing circuits, but designing a PCB layout will give you a more robust and accurate prototype design.

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  • Soup-Up Your CAD Tools as a 64-Bit PCB Designer

    Soup-Up Your CAD Tools as a 64-Bit PCB Designer

    The more memory that your computer can handle will allow it to run more efficiently. As a 64-bit PCB designer, your CAD tools should reflect this for higher performance.

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  • Keep Your PCB Assembly and Production Processes Like Your Best Pants: Seamless

    Keep Your PCB Assembly and Production Processes Like Your Best Pants: Seamless

    To finish producing your PCB, verifying and reviewing assembly and production will ensure your PCB gets produced in a error-free manner.

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  • Learning Current Density: Don’t Pop the Balloon

    Learning Current Density: Don’t Pop the Balloon

    Current density can be a daunting challenge to balance effectively within your PCB; however, using the right software will make it much easier.

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