Design For Manufacturing - Principles and techniques that are used to ensure that a product is more easily manufactured, has higher yield during manufacture and/or exhibits lower cost of manufacturing. May be accomplished through choice of components, extra circuits for testing through to mundane ...

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PCB Design Software for work collaboration and minor alterations? [closed]

In my workplace I need PCB software to make minor changes to PCB layouts from our design partners and also to review and suggest changes to incoming designs. Our design partners use x and y. X is ...
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Symmetry in routing

I'm moving a design to an 8"x6" panel, and got thinking as I drew the route layer(white). The cutouts on the right two boards will be routed out. The left cutout will stay with the frame. During ...
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Via to Pad Clearance

Is it possible to put a via right next to the component pad it is connected to? In other words, if a via and a component pad are on the same net, can they touch as in the image below (red=top layer, ...
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Are acid traps real? (2014)

Some people online say that acute angles in trace routing will cause these problems: "Acid Trap" - PCB etchant gets stuck in the corner, and eats away too much, causing open circuit "Peelable" - ...
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How to make a device in miniSD or microSD form factor?

I would like to design and get produced a device in miniSD or microSD card form factor. This is not actually a memory card, it just uses that connector. There are other devices like that, for ...
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How to go from newbie to manufactured?

I'm a software guy who wants to get into the hardware side of things so I can enjoy the same creativity from software design in the physical world. I've found plenty of posts here regarding how to ...
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How close is too close for traces on a PCB?

Are these traces too close for conventional PCB manufacture? DRC check advises against it, but I haven't filled out all the settings for it. For scale, the resistors are all 0603.