The rules of PCB design have changed little over the years, but the demands on the
boards themselves keep increasing. The need for smaller, more complex boards used
in smartphones, tablets, and other handheld devices translates into less real estate for
Design for Manufacturability (DFM) now plays a more important role in the production
process. Good DFM techniques are more important than ever. This paper explores a number of
straightforward ways you can increase the manufacturability of your boards.