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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!
                              Components on a PCB
                              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!
                              header image for circuit board design blog of businessmen improving upon the traditional clunky wearables
                              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!
                              wearable tech must be wireless
                              By Altium, Mar 08, 2017
                              Medical wearables need to be sleek, unencumbered, and compact; able to collect meaningful medical data with few (or no) wires attached to the patient. This creates demand for flexible board designs. While you’re trying hard to push the limits of space, to use smart materials, and to minimize its footprint, it can be damn annoying when you fall out of a board outline (particularly when dealing with irregular board shapes). Read on to find out how to do this!
                              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.
                              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?