Recent news, announcements and blog posts from Freedom CAD

  • Why You Should Outsource Your PCB Hardware Design

    Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are an integral part nearly every electronic device you see or use today. Though some may be small in size, they can be highly complex in design and packed with power.  Creating your PCB design in-house allows for greater control over the project, but it comes with several drawbacks, particularly if […]

  • Why Use High Density Interconnect?

    One of the fastest growing technologies in printed circuit board (PCB) design is high density interconnect (HDI). HDI boards allow for higher circuitry density than traditional circuit boards due to a more concentrated arrangement of smaller components, creating more concise pathways. Blind and/or buried vias are commonly used to optimize space in HDI boards, and […]

  • Through Hole vs Surface Mount: Which Should You Use?

    Nearly every modern electronic device contains at least one printed circuit board (PCB)—a piece of material, such as plastic or resin board, onto which is printed or deposited tracks of conductive soldering material to connect various electronic components such as resistors, integrated circuits, capacitors, transformers, and so on. After all the components have been attached […]

  • SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – IPC Designers Council “Lunch ‘n Learn” event on 6/28 in Irvine, CA

    Date:         Thursday June 28th, 2018 Time:        11:30 am – 1:30 pm Where:      Harvard Athletic Park multi-purpose room – Irvine 1st Topic: Addressing the challenges of multi board design – Taking the “big picture” approach to system design. Speaker: Chris Carlson, CID, Senior Field Applications Engineer at Altium Topic: As technology becomes more complex and […]

  • 15th Anniversary

    Freedom CAD Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary

    May 16, 2018 marks the 15th year Anniversary for Freedom CAD Services.   Freedom CAD was founded on this day by Lou and Lauren Primmer, pioneers in the PCB CAD industry. They launched Freedom CAD when Plexus decided to divest the Nashua, NH design center in 2003.   The Primmer’s formed Freedom CAD with 11 other ex-Plexus […]