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Is Your BOM Clean?

November 7, 2017
Cleaning your BOM just became easier and faster than ever. Sierra's new free BOM Checker tool helps identify and resolve mismatches and errors in your Bill of Materials early in the PCB design process. There are several advantages to using the BOM Checker before your next PCB order. Sierra's free BOM Checker will help correct issues in the BOM before pricing. The tool also informs you of long lead-time components, and gives users the option to change to a component with shorter lead-times. We also find..
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Becoming a PCB Master: Design for Assembly

December 1, 2016
This series is dedicated to helping you become a PCB Master—someone whose PCB design has been optimized on the first try, ensuring a smooth quickturn PCB production process. In this first part, we'll take a close look at one of the most important and frequently misunderstood elements: designing PCBs with assembly in mind.
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PCBs: From Concept To Ordering

July 28, 2015
Say your business is looking for a new printed circuit board—anything from the finished layout for a wearable device or a heads-up display, to fabrication and assembly of a prototype. No matter the case, precise manufacturing and quick turnaround times, as well as a reliable single point of support throughout the entire process, are essential to getting what you need, when you need it.
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Steps To Your PCB Prototype (For Hardware Startups)

March 6, 2015
For hardware startups, having prototype printed circuit boards are a crucial part of your device. Efficiency, cost, and board size, and much more are just a few considerations to keep in mind. John Teel has published what steps to consider when tackling the manufacturing and assembly of your PCB prototype.
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IPC-2581B Will Ease the Information Transfer of PCB Stackups

September 16, 2014
PCB manufacturers often find that important details are unclear or missing from the designs customers submit, and such projects can’t move forward until the designers are reached for clarification. In many of those cases, it is the way design data are organized and conveyed that is ultimately to blame.
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