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TIP #055: Use different footprint for resistors and capacitors, even they are same size (e.g. 0805)

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Why? Recommended land patterns are different. You may also want to use different 3D model for capacitors and different for resistors. 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 …

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TIP #053: Create net classes (if your CAD system supports it)

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Why? You can then very simply select elements (pins, tracks, polygons, …) which belong to a particular net class. It’s very useful during layout and helps with assigning colors and creating rules for specific interfaces or groups. Note: This is a tip from my new book which I am preparing. …

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TIP #050: Read Errata documents

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Why? Most erratas are not important, but there are always a few which may cause you problems. You really want to double check if the listed erratas are not going to influence functionality of your board. Note: This is a tip from my new book which I am preparing. If …

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TIP #048: Import reference schematics

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Why? This will save you a lot of time and minimize possible mistakes which could happen when re-drawing the schematic. 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 #047: Use chips with good software support

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Why? It speeds up development process. It may be time consuming to start developing software from scratch, especially if you do not have to. It is very hard and costly to develop things like new drivers. Note: This is a tip from my new book which I am preparing. If …

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