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TDR Impedance Measurements

November 28, 2017
A Few Notes about TDR I called Ken Taylor, the president of U.S. operations for Polar Instruments, regarding a question from a customer about a time-domain reflectometer my fab uses for impedance tests.
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YouTuber Robert Feranec Visits Sierra Circuits

August 22, 2017
YouTuber and PCB designer Robert Feranec came to visit Sierra Circuits to learn more about our PCB manufacturing and assembly services. As he says in the video, “When you are designing boards, I think it is very useful to know some information about PCB manufacturing." Amit Bahl, Sierra’s director of sales and marketing, invited Robert Feranec to show him around and explain to him our manufacturing and assembling process from beginning to end. He was really amazed by several of our techniques, including the drilling part...
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Becoming a PCB Master: Designing for Manufacturing

November 28, 2016
A successful printed circuit board requires careful planning beyond the design, materials used, and components soldered. PCB design must also weigh the PCB manufacturing needs and requirements; namely, how to ensure your design supports an efficient, effective manufacturing process.
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7 Key Mistakes to Avoid for Quickturn PCBs

August 2, 2016
Printed circuit boards play a major role in determining the success or failure of any quickturn project. There are many factors—and therefore many potential mistakes—that PCB layout engineers and other professionals have to avoid to enjoy the benefits of quickturn PCBs.
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