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Understanding PCB Layout Essential – Change the way how you look at the tracks

About different way of thinking when doing PCB Layout. Do not think about voltages and currents, think about transferring energy.

Altium Tip: Selecting objects – Difference between Right & Left

There is difference in selecting objects when starting at top left vs top right. I didn’t know about this for a long time. Hope you find this useful.

Simple way to Calculate Impedance, Current, Crosstalk, …

Going through Saturn PCB Calculator – which is free and useful software for engineers. I use the software a lot to calculate impedance, maximum current for tracks / VIAs and sometimes to check possible crosstalk.

Altium – How to set and use Layer Type (very useful in libraries)

A feature which helps you to define PCB layers based on how they are used instead of assigning them to a specific Mechanical Layer.

Altium – Quick way to create symbols with many pins

Video explains how you can copy pin names from datasheet in insert them into your schematic symbol.

How to create 3D model of your PCB for 3D printing – Step by Step

This is a step by step tutorial to learn how to create simple 3D model of PCB which can be used for 3D printing and checking the product which you are designing.

Altium – How Manufacturer Part Search can be useful

How the manufacturer part search works and what we can do with it.

Review of Server PCB Layout & Schematic – Part 7: MISC

Layer ordering, Poured GND on signal layers, 90 Degree angles, Power plane pulled back, Fiducials, USB & Ethernet shield, Non hierarchical schematic

Review of Server PCB Layout & Schematic – Part 6: DDR4 Memory Layout & CPU Power

DDR4 Layout, DDR4 Power Planes, Tabbed Routing, 90A (MAX 255A) Power Supply Planes, CPU Decoupling, Non PCB Components