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                              By Altium, Mar 22, 2017
                              Using AC and DC components on the same board can cause EMI issues, however, these issues can be resolved through isolating the AC and DC systems. There are several straightforward solutions to help manage interference between AC and DC circuits, mainly; shielding components, separating systems, dedicated power supplies, good grounding, and not bridging isolation. Read on to find out more!
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                              While having your manufacturer source components for you might seem like the fastest and cheapest option, some difficulties can arise. After a bad experience with counterfeit components, we began sourcing our own components and never looked back. Counterfeit parts are common and incredibly difficult to detect. Having good control over your sources is absolutely essential if you have tight performance or security specifications. Read on to find out more!
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                              By Altium, Mar 17, 2017
                              Everyone knows that excessive heat can kill components or drive them out of spec, but sometimes it isn’t obvious when heat will be a problem. Heat mitigation issues may appear over time, like a solder joint that fractures due to thermal expansion and contraction over numerous heat cycles. These issues can go undetected in testing, which is why it is important to layout your board correctly in order to avoid these scenarios. Read on to find out more!
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                              By Altium, Mar 15, 2017
                              When Fitbit was first developed neither of its creators had PCB design or manufacturing experience, and they immediately ran into major problems. They ultimately wanted a product that comes in a small package, which meant that proper PCB layout was critical for success. Read on to learn more!
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                              By John Magyar, Mar 14, 2017
                              In some instances, geometrically irregular or complex pad shapes may be required in your designs, and getting them just right can drain a significant amount of time and manual effort. Learn how to save time and energy by quickly implementing complex pad shapes into your PCB design in Altium Designer. Read on to find out more.
                              Getting started with PCB design can feel as daunting as climbing a mountain
                              By Altium, Mar 10, 2017
                              PCB design can end up taking more time if it is not planned out properly when moving from conceptual spec to actual design. There are a lot of factors to consider at once. For example, where to place major components to optimize space and performance, and which one to drop first. You’ll also need to consider where subsystems fit and which placement will result in the cleanest traces. These initial decisions can be daunting and lead to either procrastination or having to completely start over. Read on to find a solution for this!