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Lifecycle Insights 2022 Study Findings:  Companies are Investing in Electrical Power and Signal Distribution Systems

Over the past two years, the world has experienced an unexpected disruption from the COVID pandemic. We encountered shifts in the way we work and live that have created opportunities and exposed weaknesses. Even as people hope everything will get back to normal, the pandemic continues to alter choices that both individuals and businesses make.  …

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PCB Libraries: Who are they and what do they do

All electronic product designs, from small handheld devices to complex space and military applications, start with components. Each one must be mounted securely and accurately on the printed circuit board (PCB) for the product to work properly. A single miscalculation can result in a company having to scrap a fabricated PCB and start a new …

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Evolving Design Reuse Considerations

For many electronics companies, their new products are actually variations of existing products. Products often have design circuits that can be leveraged from product to product. The ability to reuse board-to-board printed circuit board (PCB) circuits enables design teams to build new products quickly, accelerating time to market. These reusable “golden circuits” can vary from …

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The Evolution of the PCB Librarian Role

Is the traditional PCB librarian’s role becoming obsolete? Printed circuit board (PCB) engineers and specialists like signal integrity (SI) and electromagnetic interference (EMI) engineers have traditionally had very different responsibilities, but the lines between these roles are now becoming blurred. Over the past few years, engineers performing the layout tasks within the PCB design flow …

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