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2021 Year in Review: EMA’s Top 10 PCB Design Content Pieces

It’s that time of the year where we look back at our most-read content pieces. From quick tutorials and on-demand webinars to blog posts and e-books, we are happy we could provide a wide variety of content to help engineers work more efficiently and learn about important industry topics. Let’s look at all the pieces that grabbed your attention in 2021:


1. E-Book—Routing: Your Route to Design Success

In this e-book, our experts provide an overview of tips and tools needed to achieve routing success, even for the most complex designs.

2. E-Book—PDN Gives your Board Life

As product trends continue to demand reduced form factor, while still requiring even more power to support our always-on, always-connected lives, Power Integrity is more important than ever. In this e-book, our experts provide tips and tools needed to design with confidence knowing your PDN is up to the task and keep your products humming smoothly.


3. E-book—RF Design: The Wave of the Future

This e-book reviews quick tips and tricks to help you design and manage RF circuitry in your PCBs.


4. E-Book—Hot or Not? An Introduction to Electrical Thermal Co-Design

In this e-book, our experts discuss why thermal analysis needs to be performed in the electrical domain and highlights several nuances, pitfalls, and challenges of thermal design as well as how to best navigate them.


5. The Hitchhikers Guide to PCB Design

This 100+ page e-book offers a cheeky, easy-to-understand dive into the PCB design and manufacturing process. It provides all the information engineers wish they learned in school, but didn’t.


6. 17.4 OrCAD Capture Walk-Through: Creating Parts

This OrCAD Capture tutorial demonstrates several ways you can create and add parts to a Capture library.


7. Allegro Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet

This downloadable cheat sheet includes common shortcuts Allegro users utilize in an easy to read, infographic format. For those of you who want more time-saving tips and tricks, we’ve also created a bonus sheet for you to download.


8. Webinar: How to Design Your PCB for Low EMI

This on-demand webinar presented by EMC consultant, Kenneth Wyatt discusses why stack up design “rules of thumb” no longer apply and how to correctly design your next PC board stack-up. He will also explain the physics of digital signal propagation as electromagnetic waves and how this will help dictate proper stack-up and circuit routing design for lowest EMI issues.


9. Tutorial: Configuring Part Property Display in OrCAD Capture CIS Part Manager

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to customize the OrCAD Capture CIS Part Manager views with different properties. 


10. 17.4 OrCAD Capture Walk-Through: Netlisting

This OrCAD Capture tutorial demonstrates how to generate a netlist and new layout file for your Capture 17.4 schematic. 

We look forward to providing you with more engaging content in 2022. If you have suggestions on topics you would like us to cover in the future, please email us at info@ema-eda.com or leave a comment below.


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