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  • Tips to Remove Noise on Via to Via Coupling

    Tips to Remove Noise on Via to Via Coupling

    Via-to-via coupling in particular remains a challenging aspect in designing multilayer PCBs. In this post we’ll cover some tips for removing noise from your vias.

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  • Neural networks in the automotive world

    Neural networks in the automotive world

    Neural networks are also being heavily utilized in the development of autonomous vehicles, which depend on analytic and predictive capabilities for success and safety.

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  • Automotive System Trends for Analog IC Design

    Automotive System Trends for Analog IC Design

    Automotive trends in electrification, autonomous driving, e-mobility and connectivity are shaping today’s analog design requirementts.

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  • How Data-Driven Technology Improves Patient Diagnostics

    How Data-Driven Technology Improves Patient Diagnostics

    Recent technology has enabled new types of data collection with important implications for both patients and medical professionals. Here is a round-up of...

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  • Five Tell-Tale Signs of a Bad Power Distribution Network

    Five Tell-Tale Signs of a Bad Power Distribution Network

    Given multiple power supply voltages, PCBs with high layer counts, or split planes, designing a PDN can be a daunting process. Here are five signs that a PDN needs some design adjustments.

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  • Thermal Challenges in Medical Devices: Keeping Cool in a Hot and Evolving Tech Space

    Thermal Challenges in Medical Devices: Keeping Cool in a Hot and Evolving Tech Space

    With over 40 medical devices being cleared or approved by the FDA in 2018, it’s clear that medical technology mirrors the behavior of technology in general - it’s evolving rapidly.

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  • DDR Bus Design for PCB Engineers

    DDR Bus Design for PCB Engineers

    Last summer, Cadence and Micron prototyped the first IP interface in silicon for a preliminary version of the DDR5-4400 IMC. The new chip clocked in at an impressive....

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  • What are the different types of solder?

    What are the different types of solder?

    Solder on a PCB can be thought of as connective tissue. It serves as the conductive glue that sticks components to substrate and brings continuity to the circuit board.

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  • How are companies ensuring the security of IOT devices?

    How are companies ensuring the security of IOT devices?

    The possibilities for IoT devices, much like the internet itself, are endless. But with all of those possibilities comes risks.

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  • Putting Wearables to Work: How Your Wearable Health Tracker Keeps You and Your Doctor Connected

    Putting Wearables to Work: How Your Wearable Health Tracker Keeps You and Your Doctor Connected

    With Apple’s “Wearable” category of sales setting a new record this September with growth over 50%, and FitBit seeing growth in both trackers...

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  • Can You Really Test for Diseases on a Single Drop of Blood?

    Can You Really Test for Diseases on a Single Drop of Blood?

    The futuristic concept of testing for a variety of inconsistencies in blood with just a drop seemed within reach with the promising company Theranos.

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  • The Next Generation of Prosthetics

    The Next Generation of Prosthetics

    We may think of prosthetics as devices created to enable basic functions, such as walking or grasping an object. Regarded as a necessity, but not an asset, prosthetics of the past...

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  • Wearable Technology: Types of Materials Used

    Wearable Technology: Types of Materials Used

    Wearable tech is officially the next big innovation in technology, and its popularity has skyrocketed in the past few years. It seems like every few months...

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  • Flexible Circuit Bending

    Flexible Circuit Bending

    Bend flex circuitry in your design individually or in groups to verify assembly and fit, and see any collisions that might happen when folded.

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  • Real-Time 3D Measurements

    Real-Time 3D Measurements

    Get accurate measurements of a component and copper spacing in the natural and intuitive Interactive3D canvas

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  • Real-Time 3D Movement

    Real-Time 3D Movement

    Move and place components in 3D, where it’s easiest to find and fix collisions.

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  • DesignTrue DFM Ecosystem

    DesignTrue DFM Ecosystem

    Connect with the world's leading manufacturers to easily request and implement custom manufacturability rules

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  • DRC Browser

    DRC Browser

    Double check your DFM rules before signoff with a forced batch check of all rules for your whole design. If you do find something awry, it’s easy to locate and fix in your design.

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  • Real-Time DFT Rules

    Real-Time DFT Rules

    Easily ensure test points are accessible in your designs.

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  • Real-Time DFF Rules

    Real-Time DFF Rules

    Check for common copper and component spacing issues that could potentially derail manufacturing and cause a respin.

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