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Tag Archives: Design

Gerber Files, Errors, and Free Tools to Avoid Them Now and Forever!

Whether you call it Gerber or IX274X that you use for designing your PCBs, they are often the first crucial step in your PCB manufacturing process. Demanding a lot of design ahead of production, most PCBs lean hard into their … Continue reading

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Optimize Your PCB Layout

PCBs are the foundation of electrical devices all around us – from children’s toys to kitchen appliances to the smartphone you’re probably using to read this article. To function, these items all rely on a functioning PCB or printed circuit … Continue reading

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Circuit Board Design Made Easy

If you’ve ever been curious about circuit boards, but unsure of how to get started, you’re not alone. The green PCBs (printed circuit boards) you see with countless traces and symbols can be intimidating when you first get started. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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PCB Design For Beginners

In the time of Covid-19 and lockdown, you might be looking for new hobbies to keep yourself busy and productive. Perhaps, you’ve always dreamed of being a mad-scientist inventor but instead became bogged down by a 9 – 5 desk … Continue reading

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Make Surface-Mount Technology Part of Your PCB Design

Surface-mount technology, or SMT, is a process that is being used by major manufacturers and designers of printed circuit boards, or PCBs. Appearing in almost any electronic device, they are technologies that bring a tremendous advantage and many benefits. Is … Continue reading

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Understand Printed Circuit Board Design for Better Creations

A printed circuit board design is one of the most commonly used parts of most types of electronics. Large and small electronics, whether they are simple or extremely complex, make use of quality printed circuit boards to ensure they are … Continue reading

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How to Make the PCB Assembly and Design Process Flow Smoothly

The process of developing an idea and a design for a printed circuit board (PCB) and then going through the PCB assembly process can seem long and challenging for those who have never had to go through the process before. … Continue reading

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Key Printed Circuit Board Design Terminology

Printed circuit boards are packed with different features and elements that make their design and functionality unique for their particular application.  In this post we list key printed circuit board design terms that are commonly used in the electronic design … Continue reading

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PCB Artist: PCB Design Software Backed By Industry Leading PCB Manufacturer

There are many choices for PCB design software online, but not all are created equal.  PCB Artist is Advanced Circuits’ own PCB design software that was created with the sole purpose of making it easier for our customers to design … Continue reading

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Collaboration Essential for Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing

The ability for a printed circuit board designer to collaborate with the rest of his or her team is essential for on-time product delivery and quality. As electronic products hitting the market need to be faster and smaller than their … Continue reading

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