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what's new in Xpedition VX.2.14

What’s new in Xpedition VX.2.14

The new VX.2.14 release of Xpedition Enterprise includes improvements to design capture, multi-board systems design, library and design data management,…

what's new in HyperLynx VX.2.14

What’s new in HyperLynx VX.2.14

The new VX.2.14 release of HyperLynx contains improvements across: HyperLynx DRC HyperLynx DRC includes a new via length rule that…

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Forging a new path: game-changing electro-thermal design advancement

Let’s talk about revolutionizing electro-thermal design. But first, some context. To meet the functional requirements of a circuit under design,…

Let's connect at PCB West 2023

Visit Siemens at PCB West 2023

Stop by and see us in booth 405 at the annual PCB West show in Santa Clara, CA on September…

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PCB design best practices: electrical/electronic co-design

What is electrical/electronic co-design? Circuit boards don’t work in isolation, they usually interface with other circuit boards via connectors, cables…

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Collaboration elevates PCB design excellence

Collaboration is crucial when it comes to designing electronic systems. Nowadays, products are becoming more and more complex, requiring inputs…

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PCB design best practices: multi-board PCB design

What is multi-board PCB design? Multi-board PCB design is the design of multiple printed circuit boards that make up one…

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PCB design best practices: power integrity analysis

What is power integrity analysis? PCB power integrity analysis is the study of a PCB’s Power Delivery Network (PDN), which…

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PCB design best practices pillar 4: model-based systems engineering

Today I will outline our fourth pillar of PCB design best practices, model-based systems engineering. Having the ability to design…