Why PCB Design Constraints Should Drive Your Design Flow

This white paper will show you how a constraint-based PCB design can optimize the PCB design process, and improve time-to-market. See how with a correct-by-design methodology you can avoid integrity problems early in the design cycle, thus avoiding production delays and additional costs caused by required rework. Learn how PADS makes constraint management easy, intuitive, and time effective ... » read more

Eight Steps For Ensuring PCB Assembly Success

So, you have invented and designed the next hit product, poised to wreak havoc with the competition and ensure continued financial success for the company for a long time into the future. Guess what though; the job is not done until the product hits the street. In between design and sales is printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing and assembly. All critical business metrics, including, cos... » read more

Three Challenges Impacting The Efficiency Of PCB Engineering Teams

We live in an era of rapidly accelerating design complexity, with designs often doubling in performance and/or capacity between board revisions. At the same time, we’re seeing a shift in the workforce, particularly in the older design markets of the United States and Europe. Finally, we live in an era where everything’s a system—the days of standalone, single-board projects are gone. Cons... » read more

Abstractions: The Good, Bad And Ugly

Raising the level of abstraction has become almost a mantra among chipmakers and tools developers. By moving the vantage point up a couple rungs on the ladder, it’s easier to see how the individual parts of a design go together, to identify problems in the design as well as fixes to problems, and it all can happen much more quickly. That’s the theory, at least. And in most cases, it’s ... » read more

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