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Posted on Apr 25, 2019
This episode of Whiteboard Wednesday discusses how Designing for Manufacturing (DFMA) can help you reduce any potential manufacturing pitfalls. This episode will review factors you should consider during your layout process as well as some Do's and Don'ts when designing for manufacturing and assembly.
Posted on Apr 11, 2019
An overview on what factors need to be considered when choosing a part and their corresponding effect on a project.
Posted on Apr 11, 2019
Part two of an overview of the printed circuit board manufacturing process and information designers need to keep in mind before sending their PCB to manufacturing.
Posted on Apr 11, 2019
Part one of an overview of the printed circuit board manufacturing process and information designers need to keep in mind before sending their PCB to manufacturing.
Posted on Apr 2, 2019
You've completed your schematic design and are ready to begin the PCB layout process, but where to begin? This episode of Whiteboard Wednesdays will discuss the PCB Stackup and what factors need to be considered.
Posted on Apr 2, 2019
It is very important to give your manufacturer all the necessary information so your board is produced correctly, but what information doe the manufacturer actually need to produce your board? This episode of Whiteboard Wednesdays will discuss the fabrication data package and what files are needed to ensure your manufacturer produces your board correctly.
Posted on Mar 18, 2019
BOM denied. Redesign required. Dreaded words to any engineering team. Obsolete parts, RoHS / REACH compliance issues, inadequate stock, almost every engineer has been bitten by one of these issues at some point. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way. Join EMA Design Automation and SiliconExpert to learn about the common causes of BOM rejection and how to prevent these issues in the future. As they say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Posted on Feb 12, 2019
The purpose of an assembly drawing is to show all of the components that will be assembled onto it’s two outer surfaces. The Assembly Drawing will be a guide for both the placement programmers and inspection personnel. This episode of Whiteboard Wednesdays will review what to include in assembly drawings.
Posted on Feb 12, 2019
Communication and collaboration during a project are vital to ensure your design is completed on-time, on-budget and as smoothly as possible. There are many aspects to manage in a design and many stakeholders, but who is responsible for what? This episode of Whiteboard Wednesdays will discuss PCB project stakeholders and their responsibilities throughout the design process.
Posted on Feb 12, 2019
The fabrication drawing will help the manufacturer produce your design accurately. Including the correct information in your fabrication drawing will streamline manufacturing by minimizing questions and errors throughout the process. This episode of Whiteboard Wednesday will discuss what Fabrication drawings are and what you should include in yours.

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