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  • Pedestals in your PCB!

    By quantum on 07/10/2017
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    Recently we completed a high current PCB design, handling 1500A and we used a new technology to Quantum. The use of Pedestals. Prior to this working closely with PCB fabricators we had tried using studs and PCBs with up to 9,000 microvias through a thin FR4 laminate bonded to...

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  • IoT PCB Design Lifestyle Band

    By quantum on 05/12/2017
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    With IoT all the rage I took a look this week too see what projects we have worked on in this new technology sector. I found this IoT PCB Design project we worked on over 12 months ago! The Activinsights Band, designed as a convenient lifestyle analysis tool. It...

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  • Tracking objects in space and time

    By quantum on 01/30/2017
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    Autumn 2016 was a busy period  concluding with the delivery of the first PCB revision of a Wi-Fi Access point designed to locate a moving object in 3 Dimensional space as well as time. Containing multiple 2.4 and 5GHZ Wi-Fi channels requiring consistent electrical performance between channels, the PCB...

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  • What side of the PCB is my component on?

    By quantum on 01/12/2017
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    We have completed a number of Altium designs where we have been supplied a design with critical placement completed. However there has been a common problem.  Components have been placed on the bottom side but no layer mapping has been setup for outlines on the assembly or courtyard layers...

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  • Ensure your impedance controlled PCB is manufacturable from the start.

    By quantum on 12/19/2016
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    If you have a design that requires impedance control there are numerous tools and CAD systems that will allow you to calculate the required track width, track clearance and board stack properties to achieve your impedance values. However, how can you be sure that what you have calculated is...

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