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  • Wearable Technology: Types of Materials Used

    Wearable Technology: Types of Materials Used

    Wearable tech is officially the next big innovation in technology, and its popularity has skyrocketed in the past few years. It seems like every few months...

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  • What You Should Know About Organic Electronics

    What You Should Know About Organic Electronics

    Organic electronics is a field of materials science centered around organic materials with desirable electronic properties (e.g. conductivity).

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  • Notes From the Board Room - On Dimensions

    Notes From the Board Room - On Dimensions

    The easiest method is called datum dimensioning where all you do is establish the center of the universe at some point and call it zero-zero. Extension lines...

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  • Wearable Technology in Home Healthcare: 10 Devices of the Future

    Wearable Technology in Home Healthcare: 10 Devices of the Future

    Wearables are one of the hottest new technology items today. Smartwatches, fitness trackers, and even VR headsets have gained high popularity.

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  • Why Robots in Healthcare Are Just What The Doctor Ordered

    Why Robots in Healthcare Are Just What The Doctor Ordered

    The healthcare industry provides some stellar examples of ways that automation is making the field better for patients and healthcare.

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  • Hitchhikers Guide to PCB Design Authors’ Round Table with PCB Chat Podcast

    Podcast Interview with the authors of The Hitchhikers Guide to PCB Design eBook by Mike Beutow with PCB Chat.

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  • What Is PCB Panelization and Why Is It Important?

    What Is PCB Panelization and Why Is It Important?

    So you’ve just sketched up the perfect PCB design. You carefully laid out your components and traces to allow for optimal EMI/EMC and thermal considerations. You even made sure your board fits.

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  • The Effect of PDN Elements on Impedance

    The Effect of PDN Elements on Impedance

    Modern PCB designers are faced with an interesting challenge. The customer demands high speed PCB components with low impedance power networks. But high signal components tend to draw a lot of power..

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  • PCB Design Strategies For Survivability

    PCB Design Strategies For Survivability

    Face it; we’re hard on our equipment, especially our favorite gadgets. They get squashed to the point of deformation in our pockets. They get bounced around...

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  • On the Order Form

    On the Order Form

    People get ideas. Naturally, they want to act on those ideas. The hold-up comes when they don’t really know what they’re getting into with regards to the PCB.

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  • Techniques for Optimizing Return Paths

    Techniques for Optimizing Return Paths

    That return path may or may not be the one that was designed for the circuit. A poorly designed return path will result in the return currents wandering around and escaping as electromagnetic...

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  • How Will Automation and Online Shopping Change the Car Buying Process?

    How Will Automation and Online Shopping Change the Car Buying Process?

    There’s no doubt that automation and the internet have revolutionized the way products are bought and sold.

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  • Innovations in IoT-Driven Medical Sensors for Tracking Patient Vitals

    Innovations in IoT-Driven Medical Sensors for Tracking Patient Vitals

    IoT refers to the system of interconnected computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, or objects that have the ability to transfer data over a network...

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  • How to Become an Embedded Systems Engineer

    How to Become an Embedded Systems Engineer

    So you want to become an embedded systems engineer? What’s it going to take to get there? If you’re into robots, know your way around PCBs, and love coding in C...

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  • How Tesla Model 3 Showcases Where Cars Are Heading

    How Tesla Model 3 Showcases Where Cars Are Heading

    The Tesla Model 3 is one of the most highly anticipated cars of the decade. As one of Tesla’s first forays into making its revolutionary cars more affordable for the general public ..

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  • How To Maintain Connectivity in a Multi-Board PCB System

    How To Maintain Connectivity in a Multi-Board PCB System

    Today’s electronics often incorporate multiple interconnected printed circuit boards (PCB) into their designs. Getting all the components in a multi-board system to work together as a cohesive...

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  • Real World (Unexpected) Examples of a Multi-Board PCB System

    Real World (Unexpected) Examples of a Multi-Board PCB System

    What do reusable rockets, self-driving cars, and the blockchain have in common? Besides breaching major milestones in the last 3-5 years, they are all stellar examples of how advancements...

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  • How Do I Know What Functionality to Put on Which Board/Component Placement Strategies for Multi-board PCB Systems

    How Do I Know What Functionality to Put on Which Board/Component Placement Strategies for Multi-board PCB Systems

    There’s only so much you can do with a single printed circuit board (PCB). We’ve seen advances in miniaturization and the steady rise..

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  • How is a Multi-board PCB System Assembly Different from Rigid-Flex Assembly

    How is a Multi-board PCB System Assembly Different from Rigid-Flex Assembly

    When people typically think of multi-board PCB design, they tend to picture racks of boards in server farms or the components of a gaming rig. But what if your typical rigid boards don’t fit...

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  • Making Sense Out of Sensors

    Making Sense Out of Sensors

    The human, or any other animal’s body, is a marvel for its ability to take in data from its surroundings. We can detect light, temperature, pressure, aroma, and, sound. Some member...

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