Screaming Circuits: March 2008

PROTOTYPE AND SMALL VOLUME
PCB ASSEMBLY MADE EASY

Point Of Load Power Supply

POL or Point-of-load seems to be a hot topic these days. Just to be clear, I'm not talking about Internet traffic or construction - although point of load, as well as load bearing capacity are also quite important in those... Read more

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Who does the PCB Layout?

We've done some PCB layout surveys with our customers recently; how long it takes, what is the most tedious task, where do mistakes happen, etc. One thing we've noticed is that you are tasked with the design and layout for... Read more

Will The CAD Library Madness Never End?

Here's another parts library gone wrong. The electrical connectors fit fine. That's good. But the clippies are spaced too far apart for the mounting holes. Most likely, the CAD library part was made for a similar connector, but with solderable... Read more

RoHS Options Close By

Sometimes you feel like a nut and sometimes you don't. I hope that phrase isn't copyrighted by the Peter Paul Mounds candy company. Hmm. I'll just claim "fair use." I'm pretty sure that when I started writing this, it fit... Read more

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