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  • When Is My Printed Circuit Board Considered ‘High-Speed’?

    When Is My Printed Circuit Board Considered ‘High-Speed’?

    You may think if your devices are operating at lower frequencies then your board is not high-speed; this not the case. This blog post helps you identify whether your PCB is considered high-speed.

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  • 3 Key Principles You Need to Know to Become Confident at PCB Design

    3 Key Principles You Need to Know to Become Confident at PCB Design

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  • The Product Design Process

    The Product Design Process

    Understanding the overall product design process, will empower engineers to innovate a finished product that will make consumers relate to it in powerful ways.

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  • The Benefits of an Ad-hoc Design Process

    The Benefits of an Ad-hoc Design Process

    The ad-hoc design process has merit, but when is it more advantageous to adopt an ad-hoc vs. structured design? This blog post will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of using either in your own work.

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  • Ensuring Proper Alignment of Layers and Components on a Printed Circuit Board

    Ensuring Proper Alignment of Layers and Components on a Printed Circuit Board

    Ensuring Proper Alignment of Layers and Components on a Printed Circuit Board

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  • How to Create a Custom Workflow in OrCAD

    How to Create a Custom Workflow in OrCAD

    Learn how to create a workflow in OrCAD PCB Editor detailing the steps required for a specific portion of your design.

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  • Layout Best Practices for PCB Board-to-Board Connectors

    Layout Best Practices for PCB Board-to-Board Connectors

    Hear our recommendations on layout problems to avoid when working with PCB board-to-board connectors.

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  • Two Approaches To Ensuring Even Copper Distribution for a Printed Circuit Board

    Two Approaches To Ensuring Even Copper Distribution for a Printed Circuit Board

    Here are some strategies for even copper distribution on your PCB

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  • Optimal EMI Filter PCB Layout Guidelines

    Optimal EMI Filter PCB Layout Guidelines

    Employing the best EMI filter PCB layout guidelines requires you to view a design from a multidimensional perspective that targets electromagnetic compatibility.

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  •  PCB Layout Rules of Thumb for Consideration

    PCB Layout Rules of Thumb for Consideration

    Learn PCB layout rules of thumb and how to incorporate these design tips into your layout to avoid costly design errors.

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  • PCB Stacking Techniques for Board Layers in Layout

    PCB Stacking Techniques for Board Layers in Layout

    Because additional layers in a stackup can impact a design in many ways, you should consider these PCB stacking techniques before you increase the layer count.

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  • Is it Time to Design Printed Circuit Boards Around the Bill of Materials

    Is it Time to Design Printed Circuit Boards Around the Bill of Materials

    Relying on old methods can only get us so far, maybe it's time we look at other solutions

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  • Some Key Design Rules for PCB Layout

    Some Key Design Rules for PCB Layout

    An examination of the key design rules for PCB layout, and how these rules should be used within a PCB design CAD system.

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  • Via Stitching for High Current Traces in PCB Layouts

    Via Stitching for High Current Traces in PCB Layouts

    To help control thermal problems in a PCB design, it is important to understand via stitching for high current traces.

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  • Housekeeping and PCB Design: Let's Draw Some Parallels

    Housekeeping and PCB Design: Let's Draw Some Parallels

    Learn about the common compromises when it comes to designing a PCB.

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  • PCB Component Orientation Considerations for Optimum Part Placement

    PCB Component Orientation Considerations for Optimum Part Placement

    This article examines PCB component orientation problems and why part rotations are important both electrically and for manufacturability.

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  • PCB Component Placement Defect Detection for Layouts

    PCB Component Placement Defect Detection for Layouts

    This article is about different PCB component placement defect detection methods you can use to avoid common DFM errors.

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  • Designing to PCB Creepage and Clearance Standards in Circuit Board Layouts

    Designing to PCB Creepage and Clearance Standards in Circuit Board Layouts

    This article discusses the importance of maintaining PCB creepage and clearance standards in your circuit board layout and methods for accomplishing that.

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  • Exploring the Difference Between Single-Ended and Differential Signals

    Exploring the Difference Between Single-Ended and Differential Signals

    This article will explore the differences between single-ended and differential signals and show you how to use each to your advantage in your designs.

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  • Component Placement is a Game of Compromises

    Component Placement is a Game of Compromises

    Notes on why it's important for component placement to meet assembly requirements.

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