TIP OF THE DAY :

Almost every PCB needs to interface with the outside world in some way or another, or interface with other PCB’s within the internal structure. This means that power and I/O connectors are very common, and unfortunately requirements are commonly overlooked.

Save time and money on the overall design cycle by ensuring that the gender, pin-out, mating, orientation, and location in regard to the housing or board edge have all been carefully thought out. Identify pin 1 locations and provide specific coordinates to ensure that the PCB designers can easily set up the mechanical drawing accurately the first time.

If there are multiple connectors of the same type, make sure to communicate the specific reference designators for each connector based on the schematic. Do not wait until the first batch of boards arrives to debug these types of mistakes!

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