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Using PCB Cloning to Reduce Downtime in Production

From its humble inception among computer hobbyists to burgeoning arcades and home console libraries in the 70s and 80s (pre- and post-market crash), much of the legal landscape of the video game industry was poorly equipped initially to grapple with subjects like emulation and third-party software.


Importance of EMC Burst Tests in PCB

I naturally gravitate towards endurance exercise rather than high-intensity as I grow older. There’s something about keeping a steady pace for an extended period that I now find much more physically rewarding and mentally stimulating. Whether riding my bike or taking a backcountry trip, incorporating this constant and measured movement has become second nature.


Copy Exact Process and Its Requirements for PCB Production

I am fond of the boxy car bodies of the 80s and 90s. Call it nostalgia, but seeing one of those beauties rolling down the highway with its lack of aerodynamics puts a smile on my face. Beyond the aesthetic value, I’m terrible at working on cars, and the less complicated it is under the hood, the better I can troubleshoot any issues

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Starting Board Design with Circuit Analysis Simulation

I’ve never been much of an artist. Whether it’s a lack of creativity or poor fine motor skills, I’ve only rarely been able to produce drawings and paintings I felt satisfied with by the time the pieces were complete. One of the things that greatly impressed me when taking a few directed drawing classes was how the illustrator was able to explain how they were visualizing features that they were drawing: a “C” for an ear or a “?” rotated 180° for a nose.

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Benefits of Reshoring Electronic Manufacturing

There are countless examples throughout human history of how using the wrong tool for the job can make the job harder. A perfect example: most people have tried to use a slotted screwdriver in a Phillips head (or vice versa) at least once. However, this universal law extends far beyond hand tools; it can also be applied to building printed circuit boards.