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A HDMI design guide for successful high-speed PCB design

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A HDMI Design Guide For Successful High-Speed PCB Design

This article presents design guidelines for helping users of HDMI mux-repeaters to maximise the device's full performance through careful printed circuit board (PCB) design. We'll explain important concepts of some main aspects of high-speed PCB design with recommendations. This discussion will cover layer stack, differential traces, controlled impedance transmission lines, discontinuities, routing guidelines, reference planes, vias and decoupling capacitors.

Credit / Source: Thomas Kugelstadt, Senior Systems Engineer Texas Instruments Inc.

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Ten Steps Toward More Successful Projects

Have you ever been asked to lead a project to fix a problem, implement a new technology or some other initiative? It can be intimidating. Just because you, yourself are a good problem-solver, doesn't mean you have the capacity or drive to work with a team to achieve a goal.

Often the secret to success lies in up-front preparation. Here are ten things you can do to help assure that when the project is done, it will have the effective results your leadership team is looking for.

Credit/Source: Mike Weekes, Continuous Improvement Specialist Whataboutquality LLC

Author of the self-published book; "Everything is a Process" availbale at

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Blowholes in SMT process

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I was puzzled because of terrible blowholes in solder joints of gold plated odd-form components. I am very confused because all other components on the boards have perfect solder joints... »»

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Certain packages will always be out 90 degrees or so when a program is first ran on mydata. Is there a way to automatically adjust rotations for mydata packages when generated with circuitcam?... »»

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PWA failures under static and dynamic flexural loading

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