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Our hints for high-speed PCB design

Over the last few years, we have witnessed a continuous upward evolution of electronic devices, increasingly rich in new features, fast and with extremely compact size. Electronic devices belonging...


New PCB materials: definitions, when and why you should use them

Over the past few years, we have witnessed significant progress in several electronic applications, resulting in the introduction of increasingly innovative technologies. The sectors where the...


Our Design hints for high-power PCBs

Most recent electronic applications are based on highly integrated components capable of withstanding ever greater power levels and operating frequencies. The need to manage high currents and...


Wearable PCB design guidelines

In recent years, wearable devices have become increasingly popular, thanks to the enormous progress made in the electronic field and the availability of highly integrated electronic components with...


How will 5G affect your PCB design?

Printed circuit board, the heart of every electronic device, is important not only because it allows the electrical connections between the various components, but also because it carries digital and...


Our 5 PCB Design Hints for Automotive Applications

Automotive PCB design is without any doubt one of the toughest challenges for electronic engineers. On-board electronic devices must in fact operate in the most demanding conditions, while ensuring...


DFM: is your PCB design ready for manufacturing?

The term DFM (Design For Manufacturing) refers to the process by which a product is designed with the precise aim of simplifying its manufacturing, creating a better product at a lower cost. Ideally,...


Gerber files: what are they & how are they used by your PCB manufacturer ?

Before the affirmation of Gerber files, there was no standard guideline to follow for the production of printed circuit boards (PCB). The documents that embraced the PCB specifications followed...


Flexible PCBs: advantages and disadvantages

Flexible PCB technology, also known as FPC (Flexible Printed Circuit), is continuously growing, with applications in the main electronics sectors, such as consumer, automotive, electro-medical...