Category: PCB Manufacturing
PCB Materials Quiz

PCB Materials Quiz

Choosing the right dielectric material for a PCB is important no matter what application you’re working on. Take this quiz and find out how much you know about PCB materials!    

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Why Controlled Impedance Really Matters

Why Controlled Impedance Really Matters

Every day, PCB designs and components become smaller, faster – in other words, more complicated. It is now crucial to understand your critical nets and traces and how the board impacts performance of the signal. The time of simple interconnecting traces and conductors...

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How TDR Impedance Measurements Work

How TDR Impedance Measurements Work

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. Not only was the conversation very helpful, but almost...

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Free HDI Tools for Better PCB Design

Free HDI Tools for Better PCB Design

In this article, you will learn about Sierra’s 3 free HDI tools, essential for HDI PCB design. We will present and explain how our HDI Stackup Planner, our HDI Material Selector, and our Impedance Calculator work so you can choose which one best suits your needs....

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YouTuber Robert Feranec Visits Sierra Circuits

YouTuber Robert Feranec Visits Sierra Circuits

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...

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High-Speed Networks Drive Material Choices

High-Speed Networks Drive Material Choices

One third of the entire human population uses the Internet, according to the International Telecommunication Union, the United Nations agency for information and communication technologies. And access to the network is burgeoning, especially in developing countries....

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