The present chip shortage has made plenty of headlines in the mainstream press. Where this is most acutely felt is in the printed circuit board design space. Components (a.k.a chips) are electronic functional elements that make up a circuit. They come together on a medium known as the Printed Circuit Board (PCB). These are the green boards you find in your electronic equipment.Continue reading Feeling the Pain of Chip Shortages?
One of the greatest banes of PCB design is the maintenance of component libraries. There are over 1 billion electrical components on the market according to SiliconExpert. Although there are numerous ways of obtaining components, each company must organize their components to fit their needs and workflow.Continue reading Beyond Altium Designer Symbol Centric Libraries – A Primer on External Tools for Library Management