Layout & Routing

May 10, 2017
Nest Thermostat for IoT PCB article

The basic PCB rules for a successful IoT design

Seven core considerations will help you realize your PCB for the Internet of Things more effectively.
December 29, 2016
Danit Atar is a senior marketing programs specialist at Mentor Graphics

A reliability checklist for the Connected World

Reliability is growing to match security as a key challenge for PCB design. These tools and techniques will help you rise to it.
February 11, 2016
David Wiens is Business Development Manager for the System Design Division at Mentor Graphics.

Where tools end and best practices begin

Learn how you can benchmark your design practices against the most successful players in the PCB market - and why you should.
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May 28, 2015
Featured image PCB Design for the mid-market

PCB tool innovation from the middle out

Mid-market users are driving richer features and cost competition into PCB design software like never before, largely thanks to the Internet of Things.
April 15, 2015
AIDT allows automated timing-alignment of PCB traces

Layout automation and simulation support DDR4 at lower system cost

The introduction of the DDR4 memory-bus standard will allow system designers to meet aggressive performance targets for their next-generation systems. But the changes required to support the higher datarates of DDR4 place stringent demands on the PCB designer.
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July 25, 2014
Bundles help group signals on package pinouts

Multi-fabric planning for more efficient PCB design

A coordinated design methodology fine-tunes chip-to-package PCB layout and routing that involves high-integration devices.
April 8, 2014
Randall Myers is an Xpedition Flow technical marketing engineer at Mentor Graphics

Straighten up and fly right

Fighter pilots have long trusted highly sophisticated automation. That’s how you can meet the challenges posed by advanced PCB design techniques.
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March 19, 2014
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Bring decaps under control with automated analysis

Decoupling capacitor counts are increasing as PCBs deploy more advanced silicon. But you can use automated analysis to bring counts and costs under control.
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October 23, 2012
A same net sliver

Better PCB design using the fabricator’s view

Early use of design for manufacturing can capture PCB yield issues related to pads, copper distribution, same net slivers and more
August 6, 2012
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Concurrent design: one team, one virtual location

Speeding up electronics design by learning lessons in increasing parallelism from computer science.

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