Unified Design

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  • Choose Unified Symbols for Your PCB Prototype Design Documents

    Choose Unified Symbols for Your PCB Prototype Design Documents

    Symbols placed on the schematic should contain comprehensive part information needed for all aspects of the design and build process.

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  • Customize designs with Consistent and Flexible Custom Rules and Queries

    Customize designs with Consistent and Flexible Custom Rules and Queries

    Setting up and adjusting rules within a hierarchical structure makes using queries easy when customizing your design environment.

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  • Don’t Reinvent the Wheel: Use Altium Multi-Channel Design for Easy Repeat Circuit Use

    Don’t Reinvent the Wheel: Use Altium Multi-Channel Design for Easy Repeat Circuit Use

    Repeat circuit use can be a major asset for your PCB design, but it is counterproductive to have team members waiting for revisions before completing their designs.

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  • How to Panelize Your PCBs Before Lunch with Altium Designer

    How to Panelize Your PCBs Before Lunch with Altium Designer

    Panelizing your PCBs for manufacturing is a piece of cake when using Altium Designer. Here’s a quick guide to get you rolling.

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  • Design for Easy Processes: Create and Link Supplier Data to Any Component

    Design for Easy Processes: Create and Link Supplier Data to Any Component

    We’ll often need to specify the datasheets to be used for our specified parts. Here’s how you can link any piece of supplier data in Altium Designer.

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  • Beyond Unified Workflow: True Unified PCB Design

    Beyond Unified Workflow: True Unified PCB Design

    PCB design is more than just finding a unified workflow, it’s about maintaining an entire unified design environment. Find the software which gives you what you need.

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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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