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HDI Standard Board Tools for a Better PCB design

Unlike traditional PCBs, HDI boards can obtain interconnections through blind vias, buried vias, and microvias, instead of just through holes ... more »

HDI / Blind & Buried Vias

Online Soldering Seminar by Jim Smith

After four sold-out seminars this year, we are excited to announce the fifth one, still led by expert Jim Smith ... more »

Events

Industry Comics

Industry Comics

Industry Comics

Industry Comics

Industry Comics

Industry Comics

Industry Comics

IPC-6012 or IPC-A-600: Which Standard Should You Use?

The association connecting electronics industries – commonly known as IPC – is an international trade association serving the printed circuit ... more »

How To PCB

IPC Class 2 VS Class 3: The Different Design Rules

As circuit board manufacturers, designers often ask us about the difference between IPC Class 2 and Class 3. Class 1 ... more »

How To PCB

Industry Comics

Industry Comics

Industry Comics

Industry Comics

How to Route Differential Pairs in KiCad

Routing is simply the process of wiring between the components placed in the PCB design while following all the design ... more »

How To PCB

How to Place Components in KiCad

In our previous tutorial, we demonstrated how to set up design rules in KiCad, which included how to create a ... more »

How To PCB

Industry Comics

How to Set Up Design Rules in KiCad

In this tutorial, we will show you how to set up design rules in KiCad. Before starting the layout, it ... more »

How To PCB

How to Create a Schematic for High-Speed Design in KiCad

KiCAD is a widely used free Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software. The software is mainly used as a PCB layout ... more »

How To PCB

How to Create a Schematic and Symbol Library in KiCad

In this KiCad tutorial, we will explain how to create a schematic and a symbol library for components to be ... more »

How To PCB

It’s All About the Space, A Tribute to Ralph Morrison

Sierra Circuits presents ‘It’s All About the Space’, a webinar presented by Elizabeth Morrison, Daniel Beeker, Rick Hartley and Kenneth ... more »

Videos

Sierra Circuits Builds PCBs Used in COVID-19 Medical Devices

The whole world is holding its breath. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus disease, more than 600,000 patients have been ... more »

Industry News

How to breakout a .4mm BGA

One thing PCB designers will all agree on is that to breakout a BGA, you need precision and discipline. When ... more »

HDI / Blind & Buried Vias

IPC-2581 Set to Retire Gerber Files Across the Board

Why IPC-2581 is the go-to standard in PCB manufacturing? Similar to the Mentor Graphics-owned ODB++ in terms of functionality, it ... more »

How To PCB

9 Must-Knows to Design and Build a Circuit Board for Aviation and Aerospace

Aviation and aerospace is a hot topic right now. The number of aircraft is likely to double in the next ... more »

Defense & Space

PCB Design for Low EMI by Ken Wyatt

I’ll explain why reducing circuit loop areas is only part of the solution and to understand proper board design for ... more »

Videos

Case Study: Rigid-Flex PCB Design for an Innovative Helmet-Mounted Display

This flex case study was originally published in PCD&F and Circuits Assembly. It was written by Dr. Dave Cowl who ... more »

Case Studies

Signal Integrity and Power Integrity Workshop with Keysight Technologies

This intensive Signal Integrity and Power Integrity workshop provide you with the necessary skills to tackle everyday SI and PI ... more »

Events

An HDI Class with Sierra Circuits

Our first HDI webinar is entitled ''An HDI Class with Sierra Circuits.'' We recorded it at our Bangalore office in ... more »

HDI / Blind & Buried Vias

Sierra sponsored KiCon 2019 and we’re glad we did. Here’s our recap!

We had a busy weekend in Chicago where we attended KiCon 2019. On Friday 26th and Saturday 27th of April, ... more »

Events

IPC-2581 Questions Answered by Consortium Members

As you know, we’re a circuit board manufacturer that supports IPC-2581. We recently met with two Consortium members, Michael Ford ... more »

How To PCB

See What You Missed: Hands-on Power Integrity Workshop with Steve Sandler

Sierra Circuits teamed up with Steve Sandler - Master of Power Integrity (and a little help from Heidi Barnes) to ... more »

Events

HDI PCB Case Study: Partner Early for HDI Board Design

HDI PCB Case Study: When customers want to design HDI boards that are as compact as possible, there is often ... more »

Case Studies

How To Breakout a .5mm BGA

Just like we mentioned in the .4mm BGA breakout article, there are a few different ways to breakout BGA. This ... more »

HDI / Blind & Buried Vias

Hands-On Power Integrity Workshop by Steve Sandler

After our PCB Layout Design workshop presented by Robert Feranec, Sierra Circuits is hosting Steve Sandler's hands-on power integrity workshop ... more »

Events

Sierra Circuits 360 Facility Tour

Thanks to some VR magic, you can now tour Sierra Circuits from YouTube. Our brand new 360 video will take ... more »

Assembly Videos

PerfectPulse Is the Pocket-Sized TDR Every Engineer Needs

For only $3,500, you can now own a precise portable TDR/TDT (Time Domain Reflectometer / Time Domain Transmissometer). It is ... more »

How To PCB

PCB West 2018: Discover Our New 1-Mil Trace and Space Patented Technology

“1-mil tech is now available at low cost on regular circuit boards instead of being a niche technology for certain ... more »

Events

The Building of the Internet of Underwater Things

It looks like a torpedo, it can dive up to 328 feet, it does the job whenever it’s too risky ... more »

Industry News

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Hyperloop Has A New Speed Record of 290 mph

The third Hyperloop Pod Competition took place yesterday under the burning Californian sun at SpaceX located in Hawthorne. Sierra was ... more »

Automotive

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Industry Comics

Industry Comics

Industry Comics

Industry Comics

Zoox, The Future of Autonomous Mobility

“In the race to start the world’s first driving business without human drivers, everyone is chasing Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo,” the ... more »

Automotive

Sierra’s PCB Layout Design Workshop with Robert Feranec

On May 17 and 18, Sierra Circuits hosted its first workshop at Levi's Stadium. PCB expert Robert Feranec led the ... more »

Events

What Is a Single Pulse Response?

The important thing about the single pulse is the rise time of the pulse and there's the width, which is ... more »

PCB Experts

Workshop on PCB Board Layout Design Engineering

The training focuses on practical aspects of PCB layout and goes through the subjects important for today's processor board design. ... more »

Events

PCB2DAY: What Will Rick Hartley Teach You?

According to Rick, the principal objective of attending PCB workshops is to bridge a gap in knowledge. “There are so ... more »

Events

Boston Dynamics’ Robot Dog Can Open Doors

The video entitled “Hey Buddy, Can You Give Me a Hand?” was posted on Boston Dynamics YouTube channel yesterday and ... more »

Industry News

Sierra Circuits Sponsored and Met UW Hyperloop at SpaceX

Straight after the first competition, the team went back to work on its pod. The students figured out a way ... more »

Automotive

YouTuber Robert Feranec Visits Sierra Circuits

Amit Bahl, Sierra’s director of sales and marketing, invited Robert Feranec to show him around and explain to him our ... more »

How To PCB

Augmented Reality Is Going Mainstream

Augmented reality (AR) is already a part of our daily lives. Whether we like to chase Pokémon around the world ... more »

Industry News

Stanford Unveils Solar Car, Sundae

In 2015, the team raced 1864 miles (3,000 km) from Darwin to Adelaide with Arctan, an asymmetrical catamaran aerobody solar ... more »

Automotive

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