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Milana Yogendrappa

Sierra Circuits
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Transient Analysis for Non-Sinusoidal Signals

Transient analysis is one of the critical aspects to ensure signal integrity in your PCB design. The main goal is ... more »

PCB Design

Try the KiCad PCB Plugin for an Instant Quote

Sierra Circuits has developed a KiCad PCB plugin that can be integrated into the design tool. This plugin enables designers ... more »

KiCad Tutorials

How to Determine the Impedance of a Circuit

Impedance impacts how signals propagate through the board, how power is exchanged between components, and how signals leak into undesired ... more »

PCB Design

Best EMI and RF Shielding Methods for Flex PCBs

Flexible PCBs, like any other electrical interconnect, are susceptible to electromagnetic (EM) and radio frequency (RF) interference. The negative consequences ... more »

Flex PCBs

Air Gap Construction Method in Rigid-Flex PCBs

Air gap construction method in rigid-flex PCB manufacturing was introduced by the IPC to overcome the mechanical and electrical reliability ... more »

Flex PCBs

5 Factors That Delay Flex PCB Quick Turn Delivery

The production of flex circuit boards is rising at a rapid rate in response to the increased demand. Quick turn ... more »

Flex PCBs

What Are the Cost Drivers of Flex PCBs?

Cost optimization is one of the major objectives when designing a PCB. To achieve that, every designer should know the ... more »

Flex PCBs

How to Mitigate Outgassing Effects in PCBs

PCB outgassing or off-gassing is a defect that occurs when air is trapped inside a circuit board during production. The ... more »

How To PCB

Why FR4 Material is Commonly used in PCB Fabrication?

FR4 is the most common grade dielectric material that is used in the fabrication of circuit boards. This material is ... more »

How To PCB

How to Build a Flex Stack-Up with Controlled Impedance

Impedance is the measurement of the restriction imposed by a circuit on the current flow. It is similar to resistance, ... more »

Controlled Impedance

How to Build a Multilayer PCB Stack-up

A multilayer PCB  has more than two layers in its stack-up. Stack-up is one of the most important aspects of ... more »

How To PCB

What’s the Meaning of a Schematic Diagram?

A  schematic diagram is a fundamental two-dimensional circuit representation showing the functionality and connectivity between different electrical components. It is ... more »

How To PCB

Flex PCB Design Guidelines for Manufacturing

In this webinar, we discuss flex PCB design guidelines for manufacturing. The flex PCBs offer many advantages for both the ... more »

How To PCB

PCB Material Selection: Electrical and Manufacturing Considerations

When it comes to PCB material selection, making the right choice for your design is important because materials can impact ... more »

How To PCB

How to Design a PCB Layout

The design process of a PCB will essentially begin by creating a schematic. This schematic is then developed into a ... more »

How To PCB

Why Are Flex PCBs Used in Satellite Applications?

The development of flex PCBs for satellite application has gathered significant interest among several space agencies. Numerous benefits of flex ... more »

Defense & Space

A Guide to PCB Stiffeners for Flex and Rigid-Flex

In the PCB assembly, stiffeners are a typical necessity in numerous flex circuit designs. Flexible circuit boards are one of ... more »

Flex PCBs

What is CAM or Computer-Aided Manufacturing?

Computer-Aided Manufacturing is the use of software and computer-controlled machinery to automate a manufacturing process.

How To PCB

How to Achieve a Robust PCB Design Workflow for Signal Integrity?

Signal Integrity (SI) signifies the signal’s ability to propagate along PCB traces without distortion. Signal integrity is about the quality ... more »

How To PCB

PCB Stack-Up: Plan, Design, Manufacture & Repeat

Often ignored, it is important to understand the difference between anHDI stack-up and a standard stack-up. The primary reason being ... more »

HDI / Blind & Buried Vias

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