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  • PCB Dimensions in Manufacturing

    PCB Dimensions in Manufacturing

    In this post, we’ll walk you through the different dimensions and tolerances to consider for the manufacturability of your PCB design.

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  • Gerber vs. CAD: PCB File Formats Demystified

    Gerber vs. CAD: PCB File Formats Demystified

    Today’s PCBs can be quite complex, there are multiple layers of traces, vias, and components that must fit together with a high degree of precision. One small error can turn a PCB into...

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  • Are Acid Traps Still a Problem for PCBs in 2019?

    Are Acid Traps Still a Problem for PCBs in 2019?

    So what exactly are acid traps and are they still a problem in 2019? In this post we’ll get to the root of this old engineering heuristic.

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  • How PCB Panelization Can Improve Your Manufacturing Process

    How PCB Panelization Can Improve Your Manufacturing Process

    PCB panelization is the art of organizing multiple boards on a single panel in order to manufacture more efficiently. From soldering, to component assembly, and even testing...

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  • Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Chamfering in PCB Design

    Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Chamfering in PCB Design

    Take any corner, cut it off, and you’re left with a chamfer. From your child-proof tables to the iconic walls of the Taj Mahal, humans have long used chamfers to solve corner-related problems...

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  • Five Steps for Securing Customer Data in IoT

    Five Steps for Securing Customer Data in IoT

    If your company is harnessing the power of IoT and machine learning as a way to improve efficiency and customer service, you have probably worried about the inherent safety risks and what they could

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  • What’s the difference between AI and Robotics?

    What’s the difference between AI and Robotics?

    How does the field of artificial intelligence differ from robotics? They’re often used interchangeably, so the differences can be difficult to understand.

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  • PCB Fabrication Techniques

    PCB Fabrication Techniques

    As a PCB designer, it can be tempting to leave the details of the manufacturing process up to the fabrication house. However a little understanding of the manufacturing process upfront can help...

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  • Everything you need to know about drilling PCB mounting holes

    Everything you need to know about drilling PCB mounting holes

    Mounting holes seem simple enough—they let you mount your PCB to an enclosure or a surface. Simply pick a screw size that makes sense for the size of your board and the surface you wish to mount...

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  • Barcodes In Manufacturing

    Barcodes In Manufacturing

    Barcode technologies also add value to manufacturing processes. The ability to tie large amounts of data to an object via a small code or chip allows for greater accuracy in the manufacturing process.

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  • Backdrilling in PCB Manufacturing

    Backdrilling in PCB Manufacturing

    Plated through holes (PTH) are great. They electrically connect two or more layers together, and serve as convenient connecting points for traces and components throughout a multilayer PCB.

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  • What Is Bare Board Testing?

    What Is Bare Board Testing?

    There’s a point in manufacturing where you’ve got a decision to make. Do you start assembling your bare PCB or electrically test its connectivity for opens and shorts?

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  • Why Bank of America Is Betting on Blockchain

    Why Bank of America Is Betting on Blockchain

    Undoubtedly you’ve heard a lot about blockchain as the next big revolution for businesses—it’s even been referred to as “the new internet,” and businesses of all types are finding ways to tap into...

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  • What You Need to Know About Picking a Power Supply for a Gaming PC

    What You Need to Know About Picking a Power Supply for a Gaming PC

    Beginners often make the mistake of settling for a cheap off-brand unit that boasts a large power supply rating. Others might overspend on a larger power supply rating to ensure they’ll have enough...

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  • Tips for Routing Mixed Signal PCBs

    Tips for Routing Mixed Signal PCBs

    Your list gets even longer when working with mixed signal circuits, so here are some tips to get you started on the right track with your design

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  • Early Stage Design Considerations of Starting a PCB Project from Scratch

    Early Stage Design Considerations of Starting a PCB Project from Scratch

    There’s nothing quite like the smell of hot solder on a Sunday afternoon, tinkering in your basement as you bring a new electronic concept to life. PCBs are the foundation of modern electronics.

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  • Tips to Remove Noise on Via to Via Coupling

    Tips to Remove Noise on Via to Via Coupling

    Via-to-via coupling in particular remains a challenging aspect in designing multilayer PCBs. In this post we’ll cover some tips for removing noise from your vias.

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  • Neural networks in the automotive world

    Neural networks in the automotive world

    Neural networks are also being heavily utilized in the development of autonomous vehicles, which depend on analytic and predictive capabilities for success and safety.

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  • Automotive System Trends for Analog IC Design

    Automotive System Trends for Analog IC Design

    Automotive trends in electrification, autonomous driving, e-mobility and connectivity are shaping today’s analog design requirementts.

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  • How Data-Driven Technology Improves Patient Diagnostics

    How Data-Driven Technology Improves Patient Diagnostics

    Recent technology has enabled new types of data collection with important implications for both patients and medical professionals. Here is a round-up of...

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