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This article examines PCB component orientation problems and why part rotations are important both electrically and for manufacturability.
This article is about different PCB component placement defect detection methods you can use to avoid common DFM errors.
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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.
Notes on why it's important for component placement to meet assembly requirements.
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Designs are increasing in complexity, which means there are more rules for engineers to maintain. Unfortunately, this also means more room for errors. How does a design engineer combat this?
This article is about the challenges of routing with the correct PCB trace width and spacing, as well as some design tooltips to help with that.
This article explains ball grid array parts used in the design of circuit boards and discusses some best practice PCB layout recommendations for BGA packages.
This article discusses the potential problems with PCB component to edge clearances that are too tight and what the designer can do about it.
An overheated PCB is likely to malfunction, which is why proper PCB thermal management is such a vital part of ensuring the reliability of an electronics design.
IPC component spacing guidelines exist to minimize physical overlap and electrical interference that could have detrimental effects on PCB performance.
Ground noise refers to electrical fluctuations that may cause PCB performance problems. Learning how to reduce ground noise is an important part of PCB design.
Read our guide to learn about standing wave patterns on your electrical transmission lines and interconnects.
This article explores figuring out the right IPC through-hole standards in PCB design and how to apply them in calculating pad size.