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Category Archives: PCB Design

Demand More From Your PCB Manufacturer

Your PCB vendor should offer a full suite of complementary services, in addition to all the PCB types you require. Advanced Circuits provides over two decades of PCB manufacturing and assembly experience, including vital PCB design support. No minimums, no … Continue reading

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HDI PCB Capabilities Matter in Modern Electronics Manufacturing

HDI PCB or High-Density Interconnector Printed Control Boards, are essential for many of today’s higher-end electronics. With finer lines and spaces, higher connection pad density and other refinements, they enhance electrical performance; as they help reduce both the size and … Continue reading

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Designing and Creating Circuit Boards Quickly Has Never Been Easier

Turnaround times on production or fabrication of circuit boards is rarely thought of as a fast or rapid process. After all, the many steps involved typically translate to a very lengthy period. From the initial design and output to design … Continue reading

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Enjoy Flawless Printed Circuit Board Design Without a Visit to the Production Facility

Over the years, printed circuit board design has grown into a crucial step in almost all electronics production processes. And in the past, one of the most common demands prior to initiating any sort of project that included printed circuit … Continue reading

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Common Printed Circuit Board Design Rule Violations

Printed circuit board design can be very challenging, even for the most experienced design engineers. There are many reasons a printed circuit board design can be held up in production for design rule violations, but Advanced Circuits makes it easy … Continue reading

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Printed Circuit Board Design Using PCB Artist™ – Part 2

In Part 1 of this Blog post, we discussed the basics toolbars and Menus for printed circuit board design in PCB Artist™ and began the design of a printed circuit board from the Schematic mode.  In this second and final … Continue reading

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Printed Circuit Board Design Using PCB Artist™ – Part 1

Advanced Circuits’ PCB Artist™ is a free and completely unrestricted printed circuit board design software that allows users the ability to create up to 28 layer boards with its Multipage Schematics, Controlled Autorouter, and components library of over 500k parts.  … Continue reading

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Accelerate Circuit Board Development with This Free PCB Design Software

Advanced Circuits offers an array of helpful tools and services to help accelerate the design, ordering, and production of printed circuit boards.  From our innovative services like quick-turn prototype PCB fabrication as fast as same day and weekend turns, to … Continue reading

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Why Use PCB Artist for Printed Circuit Board Layout?

There are many PCB layout software packages in the market.  Some are very costly and provide advanced layout features and tools.  There are also free PCB layout software available which often come with limitations to its PCB layout capabilities.  Determining … Continue reading

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Printed Circuit Board Gerber Files

Gerber files are a key piece to the puzzle for manufacturing printed circuit boards.  They contain all the necessary data that a PCB manufacture will require to produce the boards to your exact specifications accurately.  Advanced Circuits offers free tools … Continue reading

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