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Hints and Tips
Useful links for PCB and electronics engineers:
Printed Circuit Board
(PCB) Printed Circuit Board Layout Guidelines, Software, Trace Calculators, Tutorials and Assembly Info
Discussion for General PCB Layout, Not Software Specific. PCB Fabrication and Assembly Issues Including Drawings, Suppliers and More.
Hints and Tips
Surface Mount Technology and Electronic Construction Techniques
List of Design Hints and Tips
Design Hints and Tips for the PCB and Electronic Industry
Mentor Graphics tutorial
This tutorial will review the process of entering a design, and show how to prepare your design for PCB layout, how to use the layout tool, and how to generate the files for board fabrication. Even if you feel you are familiar with various steps in the process flow from previous classes, please take a few moments to review each step from this tutorial.
eDrawings 2008 SP01 184.108.40.206
eDrawings is a free software that lets you view and print eDrawings (eDRW, ePRT, eASM), DXF, and DWG format files.
PCB Trace Width Calculator
CrossLoop provides a quick, easy, and completely free way to give a colleague, a friend, or a relative access to your computer.
LTspice IV is a high performance Spice III simulator, schematic capture and waveform viewer with enhancements and models for easing the simulation of switching regulators.
IPC-7351B LP Calculator
The FREE IPC-7351B LP Calculator is a land pattern calculator based on the IPC-7351B SMT land pattern standard that allows you to define your own CAD land patterns and offers seamless compatibility with the freely-distributed library documentation.
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