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.

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.

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.

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.