Author Archives: Brian White

The Importance of Expert Power Integrity Analysis in Modern PCB Design

Power Integrity

Power Integrity (PI) is a critical aspect of PCB design, ensuring that all components on a board receive the correct amount of power at stable voltage levels. This concept, while straightforward, becomes increasingly complex with the trend towards miniaturization and enhanced functionality in electronic devices. Proper PI analysis will ensure that every transistor, IC, and… Read More »

Ultra HDI – Benefits, Design Considerations, and Implementation

Ultra HDI

In the world of electronics and printed circuit boards (PCBs), innovation is relentless. As electronic devices and components continue to shrink in size while packing more functionality, the demand for compact and efficient interconnect solutions has never been higher. This is where Ultra HDI, or Ultra High-Density Interconnect (UHDI), comes into play. UHDI refers to… Read More »

Why ODB++ Should Replace Gerber Outputs on Your Next Project

ODB++ vs. Gerber Outputs

ODB++ (Open DataBase++) is a proprietary, structured, hierarchical data format used in the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) industry for exchanging design and manufacturing data between different software tools and systems. It was developed by Valor Computerized Systems Ltd. and is now maintained by Mentor Graphics, a Siemens Business. The format is supported by leading tools… Read More »

The Top 5 Reasons to Outsource Your PCB Design & Engineering Needs

Outsourcing electronic product design to a specialized services company is a strategic decision that can bring numerous benefits to your next engineering project. This is especially beneficial when working with a company that is positioned to act as an extension of your own engineering team. By partnering with a company like FREEDOMCAD, you can leverage… Read More »

From Footprints to Fabrication

So I’ve got a great idea for a new product, I run to my computer to start researching components, drawing up the schematic, and sketching out the mechanical outline. I’ve got the circuits mapped; a rough component placement & the fab drawing created. I’m ready to get this gem into layout so I start to… Read More »

Freedom CAD Services Garners ISO 9001-2015 Re-certification

Freedom CAD Services successfully passed the ISO 9001-2015 Re-certification Audit performed by TÜV Rheinland.  Freedom CAD was re-certified with no nonconformities identified.  “Passing the ISO 9001-2015 re-certification Audit without any nonconformities is a tribute to the efforts of the entire Freedom CAD staff.”  Said Brian White, Director – Business & Compliance.  “It reinforces the top-to-bottom… Read More »

Scott Miller Interviewed by PCB007 – Taking Care of Customers & Staff

Andy Shaughnessy speaks with Scott Miller, COO of Freedom CAD Services, who shares an update on the company’s current level of business operations under COVID-19 restrictions. Miller explains that Freedom CAD remains fully operational during the COVID-19 quarantine. Staff members have been telecommuting for years, so the company’s day-to-day operations are relatively unchanged. He also… Read More »

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Preparedness

Over this past week, the growing threat of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has become a global issue that is impacting all of our lives. The management at Freedom CAD Services would like you to know that we are taking every precaution to minimize its impact on our employees and our ability to service our customers. All Freedom CAD… Read More »