Words of Advice: Planning a New Design


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In a recent survey, we asked the following question: What do you think is the most important thing a designer should remember when planning a new PCB design? Here are a few of the answers, edited slightly for clarity.

  1. How will the board be fabricated and how will it be assembled? Both of these will affect cost and reliability.
  2. Make sure the footprints are right.
  3. Things can change. Some steps might be iterative.
  4. Ask questions. Make sure you have all of the information.
  5. Have a good music selection.

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