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Designing small, dense layouts for medical electronics products

Many considerations go into designing and producing small PCBs for today’s portable and handheld medical devices. The end-to-end process, from component selection to testability, is critical to a successful design. Zulki walks through several decisions designers should carefully consider when designing for assembly process, including mixed signal layout tips.

As electronics technologies advance rapidly and demand for portable products increases, carry-along medical instruments and compact and wireless devices are becoming more prevalent in hospitals, health care centers, and first responder vehicles. Small form factor products like these are based on compact PCBs with tightly spaced digital and analog circuits placed directly next to each other.

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