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Free HDI Tools for Better PCB Design

November 21, 2017
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. Since it was developed at the end of the 20th century, HDI technology – which stands for High Density Interconnection – is very popular. HDI technology transformed our electronic products. We now have smaller, lighter, and faster products such as..
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HDI Stackup Planner Tutorial

October 24, 2017
Using Sierra Circuits' free HDI Stackup Planner before you begin your layout design will ensure that your HDI PCB design will be manufacturable the very first time. Step 1: The Board Information The first thing you have to do to use this tool is to fill out the board information. Fill out a part number, like Sierra Test for example; a revision number, like 2; the estimated size of the PCB, like 4 inches by 4 inches; and then choose the finished thickness –..
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Behind the Scenes with Flex PCBs, Part 1

February 5, 2016
When designing a printed circuit board for devices such as fitness trackers and hearing aids, reliability is going to be at the top of your list of requirements. Flex PCBs are the go-to options for these types of applications because they're rugged and reliable, especially compared with conventional ribbon cables.
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Rigid-flex Webinar with Altium

August 26, 2015
Sierra and Altium have teamed up to bring you a rigid-flex webinar. On September 1, at 10:00 am, we will be discussing rigid-flex design for manufacturing tips, sample stackups, and best practices for your next design.
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