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The importance of design for manufacturability in the PCB design process

When it comes to designing and producing electronics, success hinges not merely on the excellence of your design, but also…

On the top we have a digital waveform we intent to transmit and on the bottom we have an actual waveform – which is an analog waveform representing the digital pattern.

Understanding signal integrity

Signal integrity is a critical aspect of electronic systems that ensures reliable and accurate signal transmission. In this blog, we…

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Eight questions on BCI-ROM answered: solve thermal design challenges earlier in circuit simulation

We recently hosted a LinkedIn Live session: “Beat the heat: New technology to solve electronic design thermal challenges,” that focused…

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Thermal analysis: a crucial part of any PCB design flow

Thermal analysis stands out as a pivotal tool for ensuring the reliability, performance, and longevity of electronic systems. Often overshadowed…

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Revolutionizing PCB design through automation: insights from John Medina

In PCB design, the integration of automation into your design approach isn’t just a convenience; it’s a necessity that enhances…

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Navigating the maze of PCB routing: understanding interactive, auto, and sketch routing techniques

In the world of PCB design, PCB routing plays a pivotal role in ensuring the efficiency and functionality of electronic…

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Simplifying component research for efficient electronics design

Let’s delve into the challenges that electronic systems development organizations face and how an integrated part research solution, such as…

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PCB design best practices pillar 5: supply chain resilience

Today I’m going to discuss the fifth pillar of PCB design best practices: supply chain resilience. This is a topic…

Frequently asked questions about PADS Professional

Frequently asked questions about PADS Professional

You asked and we answered! Here are the frequently asked questions about PADS Professional. What is PADS PCB design software?…