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Top 10 Design for Manufacturing Mistakes

Ever wonder what kind of DFM mistakes you can make that will drive your PCB manufacturer absolutely crazy? Learn about the top 10 DFM mistakes now, so you don’t make them in the future!

Now Available: New, Free EAGLE Library Plugin from SamacSys

Ready to search and download free symbols, footprints, and 3D models without ever leaving EAGLE? Learn about the new Library Plugin from SamacSys!

8 PCB Grounding Rules

Grounding isn’t all that important, right? It’s only the foundation of your house. Here are 8 PCB grounding rules to live your engineering life by.

Everyday App Note: How to Reduce EMI with These PCB Design Guidelines

Losing the battle with excess EMI in your electronics project? Try these practical PCB design guidelines from Texas Instruments!

Everyday App Note: How to Design a Buck Converter Circuit with This Layout Strategy

Need an efficient DC-to-DC power converter? Learn how to design a Buck Converter circuit with this layout strategy from Rohm Semiconductor!

Design Rewind: Building an Ambient Light Control System

Let there be light! Learn how to build an ambient light control system in today’s Design Rewind.

Let There Be Light! How an Optocoupler Works

An optocoupler works to safely separate high-voltage components and low-voltage devices while removing electrical noise in electronic devices.

Everyday App Note: The Top 5 Techniques for Terminating Transmission Lines

Struggling with signal reflections on your PCB design? Learn the top 5 techniques for terminating transmission lines in today’s Everyday App Note!

FCC Requirements for Electronics Design and PCB

Designing an electronic device that you plan to sell and market in the United States? Before the FCC comes knocking, here’s what you need to know first.

SPICE Simulation Part 5: Schematic to SPICE Mapping

Got some existing EAGLE designs that you want to simulate with SPICE? No problem. Learn how to quickly make your schematics SPICE compatible.