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Eight PCB Design Best Practices

Before a circuit board is manufactured, it goes through a very involved design process. This includes creating an electronic schematic, setting up and placing component footprints in the physical PCB layout, routing the nets in the layout, and then finally preparing and sending out the layout data for manufacturing. In this first of a four-part series, we are going to give you an overview of the entire PCB design process and discuss some of the PCB design best practices for creating an electronic schematic.

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PCB Storage Guidelines to Maximize Component Shelf Life

Regardless of the PCBA design, it always seems there is a sense of urgency attached to the board development process. That is, bringing the design to the production phase as soon as possible is always the goal. However, this must be done with a view towards avoidance of common PCB quality issues that may result in extended time for bring up, redesigns, and additional manufacturing costs. And although successfully reaching and executing board production is a primary objective, it is not the final one.

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Via Stitching Guidelines for High Current Traces

Current is a vital part of the operation of any circuit board, but as the current in a fast-moving river, it can also be unforgiving if not treated with the care that it deserves. When you are working with high current applications, you need to exercise an even greater amount of caution in your design. Let’s take a look at some via stitching guidelines and other tactics that are helpful in designing high current printed circuit boards.

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High Voltage PCB Design Considerations

Designers, builders and suppliers of electrical and electronic products bear the responsibility of minimizing the probability of these fears manifesting and posing a threat to anyone’s safety. For circuit boards, that means following good design tips for high current and when incorporating high voltage PCB design considerations that will aid your CM in building safe, reliable boards and avoiding potential dangers. Before laying out the essential considerations to include, let’s define a high voltage PCB and the potential threats laying in wait that you want to avoid.

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Seven Benefits of Local Manufacturing for Electronics Innovators

Electronics innovators like you need a PCB CM who can help you to develop and manufacture your designs. These seven benefits are critical in producing a high-quality product quickly and efficiently in order to meet your schedule requirements. Let’s take a closer look at these benefits of local manufacturing, and how they are going to help you to achieve your business goals.

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How to Choose a PCB Manufacturer

When it comes time to choose who to work with, you will need to determine which PCB CM will be the best choice for what you need to be done. Some CMs will have more experience and capabilities than others, and it will pay to have a better understanding of who they are and what they have to offer. Let’s look further into these different services so that you will have a better idea of how to choose a PCB Manufacturer that will be right for your needs.

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