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TIP #024: Place Reference point (the x=0,y=0 point) of a footprint for …

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TIP #024: Place Reference point (the x=0,y=0 point) of a footprint for SMT components to the middle of the component or consider to place it into center of gravity. Why? This reference point is very often used in Pick & Place output files. This means, when doing assembling, machine will …

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TIP #022: Place ESD protection as close as possible to the connectors

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Why? So the ESD pulse doesn’t travel through your board and it discharges immediately behind the connector Note: This is a tip from my new book which I am preparing. If you would like to be notified when this book is ready, just fill out this form >

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TIP #021: If possible, have two soldering irons

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Why? It’s very useful for desoldering components like resistors, capacitors and even some chips Note: This is a tip from my new book which I am preparing. If you would like to be notified when this book is ready, just fill out this form >

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TIP #020: Don’t forget about heat distribution

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Why? Some components may get really hot and you may need to place there heatsink or find another way how to take the heat away, otherwise you board may not work properly. Note: This is a tip from my new book which I am preparing. If you would like to …

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TIP #019: Always be sure that the pin numbers in schematic are pointing to …

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TIP #019: Always be sure that the pin numbers in schematic are pointing to the right pins in footprint Why? Because it’s one of the silly mistakes which you can make while creating a new component. It is often very hard to find and fix (many times, board has to …

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