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Human-Machine Interface Design Options to Meet MIL-STD Requirements

Flex and Rigid-Flex PCBs: A Design and Layout Point of View

EMI Shielding Methods for Flex & Rigid-Flex PCB Designs - Q&A

What Does It Mean to Constrain a SolidWorks Sketch?

Flexible Circuit Boards Connector Options, Which One Is Best For You?

PCB Data Sets: What You Need to Know

Supply Chain Challenges on the Electronics and Manufacturing Industry

Rigid-Flex PCB Design Limitations for Laser Drilled Holes and Slots

Guidelines for Designing Low-Cost Multiconductor Cable Assemblies

Designing Flexible Circuits for High-Temperature Applications

Membrane Switch Material for Sterilization and Autoclave Application

How Flexible PCB Material Selection Affects Lead Times

Understanding Battery Power Requirements Before Development Starts

Benefits of Using Air Gap Rigid-Flex PCB Constructions

PCB Mechanical Drilling vs. Laser - Aspect Ratios and Drill Sizing

Prototypes to Production: Can Your Cable Assembly Supplier Keep Pace?

Common PCB Quality Issues and What to Inspect For

Why DOT/UN 38.3 is Required for Lithium Batteries

Circuit Board Material Tolerances that Affect Manufacturing

Best Mechanisms to Control Flexible Heater Temperatures

PCB Design & Layout: Checklist of What You Need Before You Start - Q&A

Understanding How Solder and Coatings Impact PCB Shelf Life

Flexible PCB Line and Space Limitations to Be Aware Of

Circuit Board Solder Mask - What to Use and What Not to Use

Defining a STEP Model and Its Importance

IPC Class III vs. MIL Spec for Printed Circuit Boards

When to Use a Floating Shield on Your Mil-Aero Cable Assembly

Best Practices for Ordering Your High-Tech PCBs Online

What to Expect for Battery Development Timelines

Understanding Revision Control in Product Development

Designing Accurate Fuel Gauges for Custom Battery Packs

Rigid-Flex PCB Stack-ups for Impedance Controlled Designs

Battery Packs for Medical Devices Requirements and Certification - Q&A

Advantages and Disadvantages of Embedded Battery Chargers

Ohm's Law: What It Means for Flexible Heaters and Their Operations

Integrating GPIO Options in Your Custom Battery Pack

High Flexibility Wires for Minimum Bend Radius Requirements

Custom BMS vs. Off-the-Shelf BMS: Features and Limitations

Incorporating Low-Cost NVIS Materials into Your Avionics Bezel

Best Practices When Charging Custom Battery Packs

How to Specify Dielectric Call-outs in Your PCB Design

Common Failures in Lithium Battery Packs

Temperature and Power Limits for Polyimide Flexible Heaters

10993 Biocompatibility for Cable Assemblies

5 Custom Cable Overmold Designs with No Tooling Expense

Peak Season Challenges in a Not-So-Normal Year

Reducing Risk in Your Custom Cable Assembly - Q&A

Circuit Board Guidelines: Copper Weight vs. Lines and Spacing

Incorporating LVDS Pairs into Your Multi-Conductor Cable

Design Considerations When Using Batteries in Portable Devices

Buying Custom Cables from TAA-Approved Countries

Battery Storage and Charge Management Best Practices

The Pros and Cons of Building a Prototype HMI for Electronic Devices

Cable Assembly Minimum Order Quantity: What Drives High MOQs?

Differences in Controlled Impedance Between a Rigid PCB and Flexible PCB

Low-Cost Cable Options for ISO 13485 Class 1 & 2 Medical Devices

Utilizing Multiple Heating Zones in a Flexible Heater

Does a Hybrid Build Make Sense for My PCB Design?

Is Your Cable the Last Thing You Design: Five Tips To Consider

PCB Via-In-Pad Processing - Do You Really Need It?

Improve Insertion Loss with Proper PCB Material Stack-ups

How Electrical Testing Confirms Printed Circuit Board Integrity

Quick Turn PCBs - Why an Experienced Supply Chain Matters - Q&A

Choosing High-Speed PCB Materials That Are Readily Available

Heavy and Extreme Copper PCBs: Hole Sizes, Trace Widths, and Spacing

Three Options to Adding a Cable to a Rigid PCB Front Panel HMI

PCB Cost Drivers: Simplify for Lower Circuit Board Cost

How to Effectively Manage High Technology Quick-Turn PCBs

Adding a Standard Stack-up to Your PCB Documentation

Standard Materials and Components in Battery Pack Manufacturing

PCB Tolerances for Routing, Drilling, and Chemical Plating

Do You Really Need Lithium or Will Nickel Metal Hydride Suffice - Q&A

Challenges of Changing Battery Suppliers on an Existing Design

Flex Circuit Design Guidelines for High-Current Applications

Developing a Custom Battery Pack with Limited Information

Using Flex Heaters with Electronics Operating in Extreme Temperatures

5 Methods to Improve Battery Pack Time to Market

Tips to Reduce Non-Recurring Costs for Custom Medical Cables

Peak Season Shipping 2.0 or the New Normal

Components Used in Battery Pack Manufacturing

How PCB Design Choices Affect the Cost from Your PCB Fabricator - Q&A

Understanding Battery Pack NREs, Certifications, and Logistics

Limitations of Inductive Charging

Incorporating Transparent Capacitive Touch Switches

Printed Circuit Board for RF/Microwave Applications: Laminate Trends

What to Know Before Shipping Lithium Batteries

What Are Gerber Files and What Are They Used For?

Minimum Flexible PCB Specifications Needed for an Accurate Quote

5 Tips to Operate LCD Displays in Cold Environments

Common Prototype vs. Production Failures in Flexible Circuit Boards

Using Rigid-Flex PCBs to Improve Design Reliability - Q&A

UL Cable Harness Design: Low-Risk Wire Options

Flex Circuit Design Challenges: Electrical vs. Mechanical

Battery Charging: What to Know to Successfully Charge Your Batteries

EMI and RF Shielding Options for Flexible Circuits

Top 10 Applications for Flexible Heaters

Challenges in Dynamic Flexible Circuit Board Design

Advanced and Non-Standard PCB Manufacturing Capabilities

Differences Between Coverlay and Flexible Solder Mask

Three Trends in Electronics Hardware Development

Advantages of Developing Effective Inventory Management

How EC Technology Can Save Data Operators 20 Percent in Energy Costs

Managing The Development Of Your Overmolded Cable - Q&A

Understanding Your Custom Cable Assembly Testing Requirements

Five Tips When Substituting Cable Assembly Connectors

The Many Layers of HMIs and What They Do

Cable Assembly Conductor Options 101

What You Need To Know Before High-Volume Cable Production

The Impact of Measurement Units on Your Cable Assembly

Design Factors for Lithium Batteries Used in Portable Devices: Q&A

Avoiding Challenges During Peak Season Shipping

Applying Artwork In Overmolded Cables

Guide to Shipping Lithium Batteries

Lithium Iron Phosphate Vs. Lithium-Ion: Differences and Advantages

Extending Battery Pack Life Through Proper Care

Backup Battery Systems: Ensuring Power to Systems During Outages

Custom Battery Pack Cost Drivers

The Design Process For Manufacturing And The 80-20 Rule

Battery End Of Life Vs. State Of Charge

Lithium Batteries: Cylindrical Versus Prismatic

DFM For Your Quick-Turn PCB Order

Match Your High-Tech PCB Design To Your Suppliers Capabilities: Q&A

Using Wire-To-Board PCB-Mounted Connectors In Your Cable Assembly

Technical Writing for Engineers

A PCB Trick for Vias and Impedance Traces

Balancing Layers in Your PCB Layout

How to Specify Your PCB Controlled Impedance Requirements

5 Guidelines When Designing Parts For 3D Printing

Printed Circuit Board Design Trends

PCB Layout Quote: A Guide to Required Items

What Are RoHS and REACH and What Do They Mean?

Challenges When Using Flexible Silicone and Kapton® Heaters

Root Cause Analysis Through the Five Why Method – Part 2

Flexible Heater Elements: Differences and Advantages

Flexible Heater Types: Which to Use for Your Application?

Various Stiffener Materials for Flexible Circuit Boards

Flexible Circuit Board Material Selection

Root Cause Analysis Through the Five Why Method - Part 1

Design Comparison: Flex Circuit with Stiffeners vs. Rigid-Flex PCB

Integrating Flex with Rigid PCB to Improve Design

Understanding the Actuation Force of Your Keypad

How to Specify Stiffener Requirements in Flex PCB Design Drawings

Differences of Via in Pad Technology in Flex Circuits vs Rigid PCBs

Overview of the Shielded Cable Process

Defining Standard Wire Jacket Colors in Cables

The Many Variations and Uses of Keypads

Consider the Cable: How to Improve Product Design with Big Picture Planning

Substituting Cable Connectors to Match Form, Fit, and Function

Radiated Emissions Testing For Cable Assemblies

What is a PCB Netlist and Why do You Need It?

Differential Paired Cables And When To Use Them

Overcoming Tariffs By Strengthening Manufacturing Infrastructure

Challenges of Battery Powered Portable Devices

Manufacturing Planning for U.S. and China Holiday Seasons

ENEPIG Benefits for Gold Wire Bonding

What You Should Know About Discrete Wire

What is Heat Shrink Tubing and How is it Used?

PCB Array Cost Saving Suggestions

How to Manage PCB Design Cost Adders

Guide to Using Different Types of Gold in PCB

Custom Cable Assembly Manufacturing During the Holiday Season

Celebrating An Epec 2018 MFG Day

Common PCB Scoring Guidelines to Follow

Top 3 Reasons Why Battery Pack Development Gets Delayed

What Makes a Smart Battery Pack...Smart?

Why Should You Use Alkaline Batteries in Your Application?

Custom Cable Assemblies: Cost-Effective Manufacturing

Printed Circuit Board Solderability Issues

How-to Guide For Capacitive Touch Switches [Video]

What are Non-Conformances and How do PCB Manufacturers Fix Them?

How the United States - China Trade Tariffs Impact the PCB Industry

Capacitive Touch HMI Overlay and Materials

Firmware Development Basics For SMART HMIs

How IoT in Manufacturing Improves Customer and User Efficiency

Why Is A Supplier Quality Manual Still Needed?

How To Design PCBs - Engineering Advice on Details

PCB Vias - Everything You Need To Know

What is the Standard PCB Manufacturing Process?

Importance of Supplier Process Stability in Electronics Manufacturing

Developing the Engineer of the Future

Metal Core PCB vs Standard Circuit Boards

Improving the Accuracy of Your PCB Quote

How To Select PCB Core Materials

PCB Laminate Material FAQs

5 Whys Root Cause Analysis Starts with a Problem Statement

What Should You Know About Vendor Outsourcing?

How Added Electronics Improve Your Cable Assembly Design

Flex PCB Stackup Documentation

Flex PCB EMI Shielding Methods and Materials

Benefits to Utilizing an Inventory Management System

Why Pre-Bake Flex PCB Prior To Assembly?

Common Flex Circuit Technical Issues That Delay Quick Turn Orders

Combining PCB Surface Finishes on External PCB Layers

Cable Assembly Design For Shielding From EMI and RFI

Interpreting RF PCB Laminate Material Data Sheets

Creating Low Pass High Pass Band Stop Filter Designs

Electronics Packaging Requires Experience and Investment

Achieve Very Broad Bandwidth With High Pass/Low Pass Series Elements

Urban Legends of PCB Processes: ENIG Black Pad

Impacts of Manufacturing Tolerance on Filter Performance and Yields

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