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Top Tips and Tricks for Maximizing the Use of Decoupling Capacitors in PCB Design

Are you tired of dealing with power supply noise and voltage spikes in your PCB designs? Look no further because decoupling capacitors are here to save the day!

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Low Power, High Performance: Techniques for Optimizing PCB Design in IoT Devices

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing at an unprecedented rate, and with it, the demand for low-power, high-performance devices. These devices are expected to run for long periods on a single battery charge, while still maintaining a high level of performance. This can be a significant challenge for PCB designers, as they must balance power consumption with performance while also ensuring the devices are reliable and cost-effective.

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5 KiCad Tips for Beginners: Getting Started with EDA Software

KiCad is a popular electronic design automation (EDA) software suite used to create printed circuit boards (PCBs). If you’re new to KiCad, here are five tips to help you get started:

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From Bits to Atoms: Software vs. Hardware Project Management

Project management is a crucial aspect of any development project, but it can take on different forms depending on the type of development being done. Software development and hardware development are two distinct fields, each with their own challenges.

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Electricity 101: Understanding Voltage, Current, and Resistance

When we talk about electricity, there are a few key units of measurement that we use to describe how it flows and how it is used. These units are voltage, current, and resistance. Let’s take a closer look at each of these…

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Power Up Your Product: The Top 5 CR2032 Battery Connectors to Consider

The CR2032 is a fantastic battery for many different solutions. CR2032 batteries are a cost-effective, widely available, and user-friendly power source for electronic devices.

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The Key to a Successful MVP: Choosing the Right Features

When developing a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), it is critical to determine the key features that will be included. This can assist in focusing resources and verifying that the MVP can effectively test the market and validate the product concept. Here are some suggestions for determining the features to include in your MVP: Choosing the…

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Event Badge Special!

Are you looking for a unique and engaging way to showcase your brand or event to attendees? Look no further than custom PCB Event Badges! With the help of Cyber City Circuits, you can have a custom PCB Event Badge that reflects the theme and branding of your event and will be manufactured by our expert team in Augusta, Ga.

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Usability Matters: Tips for Creating an Easy-to-Use Electronic Product

As an electronics product design, prototyping, and manufacturing company, we at Cyber City Circuits understand the importance of designing a product that not only meets the functional needs of its users, but also enhances their overall experience. In today’s competitive market, it’s essential to consider every aspect of the user experience, from the product’s aesthetic appeal to its usability and user-friendliness.

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Top 5 Pluggable Screw Terminal Socket Connectors

Pluggable Screw Terminal Connectors are an innovative solution for PCB to wire connections. They eliminate the need for messy wire soldering and provide a clean and organized setup. The screw terminals make it easy to connect wires securely, while the plug on the other end allows for a seamless connection to the PCB.

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2 Become 1: Splicing Cut Tape Together

Splicing cut tape is an essential step in the PCB assembly process, and it is the process of joining two pieces of cut tape to make a single piece.

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From Concept to Production: Proof of Concept vs Prototype

By working with a company like Cyber City Circuits, you can also benefit from cost savings and increased production efficiency during the process of creating a proof of concept, prototype, and pre-production prototype. Cyber City Circuits has the expertise and experience to help you through each stage of the product design process, resulting in a successful and cost-efficient outcome.

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Top 5 Pluggable Screw Terminal Plug Connectors

Pluggable Screw Terminal Connectors are an innovative solution for PCB to wire connections. They eliminate the need for messy wire soldering and provide a clean and organized setup. The screw terminals make it easy to connect wires securely, while the plug on the other end allows for a seamless connection to the PCB.

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Why a MVP Can Be More Effective Than a Fully Realized Product

At Cyber City Circuits, we get the concept of an MVP approach. While it may be tempting to pour all of your resources into developing a fully realized product, a MVP can often be a more effective and efficient way to validate your ideas and get to market quicker.

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Placing an Assembly Order with Cyber City Circuits

We offer an assortment of assembly services for your company’s needs. Click here to learn how to place an assembly order.

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Type-Cs

The age of USB-C is here and your product best be with the times. USB-C is great because it is so versatile. It is designed to be present everywhere. Not all USB-C Connectors are designed equal though. There are options for Power Only, USB 2.0, USB 3.x, angled, straight, etc. It can be taunting to decide with connector is right for your device.

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5 Tips for Designing a Successful Electronic Product

As a product design company that works with small to medium sized businesses, we at Cyber City Circuits know firsthand the importance of designing a successful development cycle.

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The Role of the Proof of Concept in New Product Development

The Proof of Concept helps designers test and refine product ideas before committing to a final product. It aims to bring the product design to life and test its feasibility, usability, and appeal.

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Requirements – Objectives vs Constraints

When deciding on requirements during the development process, it is important to differentiate between objectives and constraints. Understanding the difference can help ensure that the product meets the needs of the users and is feasible to produce.

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Electricity 101: What is Ohm’s Law?

Ohm’s Law tells us that the amount of electricity flowing through a conductor is related to how much resistance the conductor has to the flow of electrons. Resistance is a measure of how hard it is for the electrons to move through the conductor.

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Capacitors: Three Things that Affect Capacitance

Capacitors are electrical components that store and release electrical energy. They are commonly used in electronic circuits for a variety of purposes, such as filtering, coupling, and storing electrical energy. The capacitance of a capacitor, or its ability to store electrical energy, is determined by three physical factors: 1) the type of material used as…

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Soldering: Basic Soldering Safety

You should know that soldering irons are HOT! That means you will get burned. It’s okay, everyone gets burned a few times when starting out, but just be careful. You may also need to use tweezers or clamps to help hold things in place while you’re working. Also, when you’re not using the iron always…

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The Numbers Game: The Process of a Great Idea

Cultivating a great idea into a product and being able to disregard other ideas is a valuable skill when developing a new product. I like to call my process ‘The Numbers Game’. Having a Great Idea is a process. It takes a lot of time and effort to have a Great Idea. It is a…

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Requirements – The Stacey Complexity Matrix

At Cyber City Circuits, we understand the importance of being able to accurately assess the complexity of a given project. That’s why we frequently use the Stacey Complexity Matrix as a tool to help us understand the unique challenges and requirements of each project we undertake. New product development depends on two things, what you…

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KICAD Tip: Generate a Position File

When you need a PCB assembled by a machine, you can generate a position file for the machine to know where to place your parts. This process in KiCAD can be a little tricky, so I wanted to write an article to help you generate a position file. First you need to place a ‘Place…

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Much Ado About Panelization and Mounting Holes

A good trick in manufacturing to speed up assembly is to order PCBs in panels. In this example, there are 4 different PCBs set in one panel. This way the machines can build 4 boards at one time. Takes less human interaction and less errors than if the boards are assembled and processed it one…

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Bot DingsALot – A Look Back to New Years 2018

Five years ago, my Christmas and New Years Break was spent with family, friends, and BELLS. I bought a set of 20 handbells and set out to make them sing.

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ARDUINO NANO TONE KEYBOARD KIT TUTORIAL

Want to make music? We love music, so we designed this kit based around a small keyboard footprint. This kit will allow you to be able to play music from the keyboard right away, or reprogram it and make the buttons do whatever you would like! To purchase this kit, Click Here! WARNING: SOLDERING IRONS…

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AMERICAN FLAG KIT TUTORIAL

October 21, 2021/Angel Andino/Article EDIT BELOW THIS LINE ———— This kit was designed for the Fourth of July, which the United States’ holiday to celebrate the declaration of independence. It is a day to remember when people got together to break the bonds of the existing government to form a more perfect nation for the…

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BLEEP BUG TUTORIAL

October 21, 2021/Angel Andino/Article EDIT BELOW THIS LINE ———— Do you like annoying people? If yes, then we have the kit for you! This is the Bleep Bug Soldering Kit. This kit will beep every so often, just like those annoying smoke detectors when the battery gets low. You can hide these around the house,…

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DREAMWEAVER 4N JR TUTORIAL

October 20, 2021/Angel Andino/Article EDIT BELOW THIS LINE ———— Beep boop bloop beep! Who doesn’t love audio synthesizers? This month’s kit is a smaller version of our popular Dreamweaver 4N! To purchase this kit, Click Here! WARNING: SOLDERING IRONS ARE HOT.  SOLDERING IRONS ARE NOT TOYS.  ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION WHILE USING A SOLDERING IRON….

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CYBER VOICE RECORDER TUTORIAL

October 20, 2021/Angel Andino/Article EDIT BELOW THIS LINE ———— Ever had trouble remembering something? With this month’s kit, you can save those important memories, at least 15 seconds worth! Once you build this kit, you’ll be able to record a small voice message and play it back any time. To purchase this kit, Click Here!…

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LED DICE KIT TUTORIAL

October 20, 2021/Angel Andino/Article EDIT BELOW THIS LINE ———— We are so excited that you have decided to join us on this journey of electrifying tech fun!  In this box you will find everything you need to make your own LED Dice Simulator!  Just like any 6-sided die in any board game you have played,…

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ARDUINO THEREMIN TUTORIAL

October 18, 2021/Angel Andino/Article EDIT BELOW THIS LINE ———— More music for your ears! This soldering kit we designed to be wireless controlled by your hands! Wave your hands in front of it to create different notes. By linking an ultrasonic sensor to the Arduino Nano, we can detect the range of your hand and…

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