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Counterfeit components: how to protect yourselves?

According to an article published by the french newspaper Le Monde in 2016, counterfeit electronic components cause from 7 to 10% losses for the industry out of a total turnover of 309 billion...

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Impedance control on PCBs: what for?

For high frequency analogue or digital circuits, it is essential to protect the signals that propagate on the PCB from being damaged. In fact, signals above 100Mhz are impacted by trace impedance...

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Why detailed evaluation of your AC-DC converter topology pays off ?

When power-system designers start a new AC-DC power converter design, they are faced straight away with the important choice of topology. Broadly seven different topologies at least are supported...

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Our tips to reduce the price and optimise the cost of your PCBs

Controlling the cost of your PCBs requires rigorous initial board design, strict forwarding of your specifications to suppliers and rigour in the relationship you have with them.

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SMD soldering paste: which technology should be used to apply it?

The assembly of electronic boards (PCB) has a key step, the application of soldering paste in order to solder SMDs. This is a comparative overview of the available solutions, as well as some...

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Our Top 10 printed circuit design software programmes

There are many software programmes to design printed circuits, whether free of charge or not, from the prototyping phase through to industrialisation. How to choose between freeware for DIY fans...

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How to choose your PCB finish?

To prevent the copper from oxidising and to guarantee correct component weldability, printed circuit surfaces must undergo a finishing step. This is an overview and a few tips to help you choose...

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Siklscreen printing PCB: trends for SMD

Silkscreen printing – also known as screen printing or serigraphy – is the flagship solution for electronic boards to be fitted with SMD*. This technology is regularly adapted to meet the always...

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The choice of material for your PCB is an important factor

When manufacturing your PCB prototypes, you must choose the PCB material. This choice is an important factor in the quality and service life of your PCBs, but also when obtaining approvals under...

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