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7 habits of highly efficient PCB designers

This paper explores seven design habits that expedite PCB design completion, improve design quality, and enhance productivity are instrumental to highly efficient PCB design.

Efficient PCB designers pay attention to details

Every step taken during the printed circuit board (PCB) design process is taken purposefully. PCBs are essentially complex puzzles where the designer takes a specified list of components and a schematic diagram, typically with multiple sets of rules and constraints, then, following industry standards, guidelines, and best practices, places and connects them precisely for fabrication and use in electronic products. This paper describes seven habits that highly efficient PCB designers take as they study, prepare, visualize, strategize, and complete PCB designs.

PCB designers study, plan, strategize, and execute

From creating schematic symbols to polishing the layout for fabrication, assembly, and test, even the smallest missed detail can make or break a printed circuit board design. Due to the high cost of errors, close attention to detail is one of the many habits of efficient PCB designers.

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