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When it comes to technology, we never look back, always forward. Sometimes, though, it seems that the old technology just won't die and we can’t get rid of it. But there's always a reason; why use something that's inferior when you can just pick up newer things with richer benefits? From the PCB design perspective, this blog will answer the question, why use through-hole mounting (THM) in printed circuit boards (PCB) when it seems surface mount technology (SMT) is the way to go?
Circuit replication, particularly in flat designs, presents several unique challenges that can be intimidating for any designer. Use a multi-channel design to efficiently replicate circuitry and routing data to successfully overcome the common challenges associated with flat designs.
Today, the new frontiers of spaceflight are explored by SpaceX. SpaceX is an ambitious venture to create a new reusable launch system and, ultimately, interplanetary travel. The most visible of these efforts is the Falcon series of rockets. Designed with the goals of reusability and reduced costs, the Falcon series is engineered around ease of manufacturing and assembly. What role does today’s PCB technology, and the computing power it brings, play in the world of SpaceX? Read on to find out more!
The innovation that most clearly signals the potential of the smartwatch is the LG Watch Sport’s ability to make phone calls and receive data without needing to be near enough to an anchor smartphone to connect. This turns the question “why would I need a smartwatch when I have a smartphone?” on its head. How about: “why would I need a smartphone when I have a smartwatch?” Read on to find out more!
Remember when most professional PCB software came attached with a Hardware Dongle? Thankfully those days are over and software licensing models have evolved. What is best? Perpetual licensing with optional subscriptions, because you can buy your software and OWN it too.
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!