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                              Which fanout strategy is best for your PCB?
                              By Altium, Mar 01, 2017
                              In designing integrated circuits, fanout refers to the number of gate inputs a logic gate output can be connected to. While dog bone fanout is a tried-and-true method, here we explore the merits of a via-in-pad fanout approach for specific applications, as well as the various considerations which should be taken when developing a fanout strategy. Read on to learn more.
                              SMT heat sinks help keep your PCB cool
                              By Altium, Feb 24, 2017
                              Simply adding surface mount technology (SMT) heat sinks will not be effective if they are not properly aligned with the air flow or the right shape for transferring heat to the air. It is best to avoid burning up your board by selecting the correct SMT heat sink. Read on to find out how to do this!
                              design prep centralizing your data design
                              By David Cousineau, Feb 23, 2017
                              Electronics design, like cooking, requires having the right ingredients in place to complete your creations. What if all that information was located in a single, centralized location so that everyone in the organization had access to pre-defined, pre-approved design ingredients to speed the process? Read on to learn more.
                              pumpkin PCB
                              By Altium, Feb 22, 2017
                              There is a saying in PCB design, “Copper is free.” It means a PCB designer must think in reverse. A board starts off as solid copper, and the copper you don’t want is removed. It is faster to build, less consumptive, and less expensive to make a board that is mostly copper as compared to the same size board that is mostly bare. Picking the correct technique will make the difference between an effortless or frustrating experience. Read on to find out how to do this!
                              creating 3d component bodies
                              By David Cousineau, Feb 22, 2017
                              In today’s PCB design process, you need to be able to integrate mechanical design workflows into an electrical design tool. Read on to learn how to easily create 3D component bodies in a footprint library.
                              synchronizing-pcb-design-variants
                              By Pierre Meyitang, Feb 17, 2017
                              By making variations of a baseline product, the new products can address different markets and requirements. But how do you go about keeping all of your design variants synchronized?