Screaming Circuits: Quality control

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PCB ASSEMBLY MADE EASY

A Few Details of Note about Solder Mask

A Few Details of Note about Solder Mask
I'm going to oversimplify this, so my apologies to our colleagues over at Sunstone Circuits, but a PC board basically has four parts: metal, substrate, solder mask and silk screen. I might simplify it even more to say that it... Read more

One Library Per Design

One Library Per Design
There was a time when I relied pretty heavily on the libraries that came with my CAD software. At first, I exclusively used what came with the package. Next, I started downloading libraries for new components from user contributed content.... Read more

Thanksgiving is over - How to prevent holiday induced design errors.

Thanksgiving is over - How to prevent holiday induced design errors.
Whether you ate turkey, ham or squash, the feast is over. If you’re like me, a big meal and a holiday weekend make it rather difficult to re engage your work brain come Monday morning. Wait. Scratch that and reverse.... Read more