Whiteboard Wednesdays

A mini- video series discussing the basics of the PCB design process

  • Whiteboard Wednesday: What is Impedance and Why Should You Care

    Whiteboard Wednesday: What is Impedance and Why Should You Care

    You learned about impedance in school, but how does it relate to PCB design? This episode of Whiteboard Wednesday will discuss impedance and how to implement controlled impedance in your designs.

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  • Whiteboard Wednesday: Via Selection

    Whiteboard Wednesday: Via Selection

    This episode of Whiteboard Wednesday will discuss Via Selection. This video will cover: - What is a via - The types of vias, what they are typically used for, and cost considerations - Why...

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  • Whiteboard Wednesday: Best Practices for PCB Part Placement Part 2

    Whiteboard Wednesday: Best Practices for PCB Part Placement Part 2

    In our last Whiteboard Wednesday episode, Best Practices for PCB Part Placement Part 1, we reviewed the general guidelines for part placement, however there are a few other factors that need to...

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  • Whiteboard Wednesday: How to Measure Impedance

    Whiteboard Wednesday: How to Measure Impedance

    You understand the importance of controlling impedance in a PCB layout, but how is it accomplished? This episode of Whiteboard Wednesdays will discuss how to measure impedance.

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  • Whiteboard Wednesday: Designing for Manufacturing and Assembly

    Whiteboard Wednesday: Designing for Manufacturing and Assembly

    This episode of Whiteboard Wednesday discusses how Designing for Manufacturing (DFMA) can help you reduce any potential manufacturing pitfalls. This episode will review factors you should consider...

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  • Whiteboard Wednesdays: Best Practices for Component Selection

    Whiteboard Wednesdays: Best Practices for Component Selection

    An overview on what factors need to be considered when choosing a part and their corresponding effect on a project.

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  • Whiteboard Wednesday: Understanding the Manufacturing Process Part 2

    Whiteboard Wednesday: Understanding the Manufacturing Process Part 2

    Part two of an overview of the printed circuit board manufacturing process and information designers need to keep in mind before sending their PCB to manufacturing.

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  • Whiteboard Wednesday: Understanding the Manufacturing Process Part 1

    Whiteboard Wednesday: Understanding the Manufacturing Process Part 1

    Part one of an overview of the printed circuit board manufacturing process and information designers need to keep in mind before sending their PCB to manufacturing.

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  • Whiteboard Wednesday: PCB Stackup

    Whiteboard Wednesday: PCB Stackup

    You've completed your schematic design and are ready to begin the PCB layout process, but where to begin? This episode of Whiteboard Wednesdays will discuss the PCB Stackup and what factors need...

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  • Whiteboard Wednesday: Fabrication Overview

    Whiteboard Wednesday: Fabrication Overview

    It is very important to give your manufacturer all the necessary information so your board is produced correctly, but what information does the manufacturer actually need to produce your board?...

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  • Whiteboard Wednesday: Assembly Drawings

    Whiteboard Wednesday: Assembly Drawings

    The purpose of an assembly drawing is to show all of the components that will be assembled onto it’s two outer surfaces. The Assembly Drawing will be a guide for both the placement programmers and...

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  • Whiteboard Wednesday: Team Collaboration

    Whiteboard Wednesday: Team Collaboration

    Communication and collaboration during a project are vital to ensure your design is completed on-time, on-budget and as smoothly as possible. There are many aspects to manage in a design and many...

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  • Whiteboard Wednesday: Fabrication Drawings

    Whiteboard Wednesday: Fabrication Drawings

    The fabrication drawing will help the manufacturer produce your design accurately. Including the correct information in your fabrication drawing will streamline manufacturing by minimizing...

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