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PCB Vias: The Ins and Outs

Connectivity is at the heart of electronic function – without reliable physical connections to support electrical continuity, a PCBA is much closer to an expensive paperweight. The readily apparent traces on the board’s surface highlight connectivity within the plane, but what about inter-layer connection? The PCB via fills this role: it can tunnel through to…

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MVP vs. POC: The Product Development Process

Before producing a prototype, every new product introduced on the market underwent multiple (sometimes dozens) iterations. Even after prototyping concludes, more revisions are necessary to assure manufacturability for a minimum viable product (MVP). Finally, with enough design iterations, the mass-produced version, as seen on store shelves and in marketing materials, becomes a reality. Developing a…

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RF PCB Design: Guidelines for Layout

Designing a PCB that has RF circuitry on it can be a real shock to a layout engineer if they aren’t prepared for it. PCB shapes for RF may be odd-looking, and the design constraints may end up breaking the standard rules that you are used to. Here are some RF PCB design guidelines that can help.

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