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  • The Effect of PDN Elements on Impedance

    The Effect of PDN Elements on Impedance

    Modern PCB designers are faced with an interesting challenge. The customer demands high speed PCB components with low impedance power networks. But high signal components tend to draw a lot of power..

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  • How Will Automation and Online Shopping Change the Car Buying Process?

    How Will Automation and Online Shopping Change the Car Buying Process?

    There’s no doubt that automation and the internet have revolutionized the way products are bought and sold.

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  • Innovations in IoT-Driven Medical Sensors for Tracking Patient Vitals

    Innovations in IoT-Driven Medical Sensors for Tracking Patient Vitals

    IoT refers to the system of interconnected computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, or objects that have the ability to transfer data over a network...

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  • How to Become an Embedded Systems Engineer

    How to Become an Embedded Systems Engineer

    So you want to become an embedded systems engineer? What’s it going to take to get there? If you’re into robots, know your way around PCBs, and love coding in C...

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  • How Tesla Model 3 Showcases Where Cars Are Heading

    How Tesla Model 3 Showcases Where Cars Are Heading

    The Tesla Model 3 is one of the most highly anticipated cars of the decade. As one of Tesla’s first forays into making its revolutionary cars more affordable for the general public ..

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  • How To Maintain Connectivity in a Multi-Board PCB System

    How To Maintain Connectivity in a Multi-Board PCB System

    Today’s electronics often incorporate multiple interconnected printed circuit boards (PCB) into their designs. Getting all the components in a multi-board system to work together as a cohesive...

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  • Real World (Unexpected) Examples of a Multi-Board PCB System

    Real World (Unexpected) Examples of a Multi-Board PCB System

    What do reusable rockets, self-driving cars, and the blockchain have in common? Besides breaching major milestones in the last 3-5 years, they are all stellar examples of how advancements...

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  • How Do I Know What Functionality to Put on Which Board/Component Placement Strategies for Multi-board PCB Systems

    How Do I Know What Functionality to Put on Which Board/Component Placement Strategies for Multi-board PCB Systems

    There’s only so much you can do with a single printed circuit board (PCB). We’ve seen advances in miniaturization and the steady rise..

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  • How is a Multi-board PCB System Assembly Different from Rigid-Flex Assembly

    How is a Multi-board PCB System Assembly Different from Rigid-Flex Assembly

    When people typically think of multi-board PCB design, they tend to picture racks of boards in server farms or the components of a gaming rig. But what if your typical rigid boards don’t fit...

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  • What Role do PCB Designers Play in Product Field Service?

    What Role do PCB Designers Play in Product Field Service?

    At the end of the day, your products are only as good as their in-the-field performance. It doesn’t matter how well they performed in a controlled environment.

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  • Augmented Reality Eyewear Beyond Google Glass

    Augmented Reality Eyewear Beyond Google Glass

    Augmented technology has broken into the mainstream, with popular apps such as Pokemon Go, Snapchat and Instagram face filters available to anyone with a smartphone. The next step in the wave of AR

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  • How Are Car Manufacturers Building Sustainability into the Auto Industry?

    How Are Car Manufacturers Building Sustainability into the Auto Industry?

    One of the most well-known instances of sustainability efforts involved with the automobile industry is the eco-friendly car. Generally, an eco-friendly (also referred to as a “green” or “clean”...

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  • What Careers Can You Pursue With an Electrical Engineering Degree?

    What Careers Can You Pursue With an Electrical Engineering Degree?

    Between the reusable rockets, self driving cars, and the ever expanding IoT, there’s never been a better time to become an electrical engineer. In this post we’ll dive into the different career paths

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  • The Next Generation of DDR5 Is Near: Here’s How to Prepare

    The Next Generation of DDR5 Is Near: Here’s How to Prepare

    This past summer, Cadence and Micron teamed up to demo the first IP interface in silicon for a preliminary version of the DDR5-4400 IMC. The chip was fabricated with TSMC’s 7nm...

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  • What Impact Will Robotics in Manufacturing Have on the Job Market?

    What Impact Will Robotics in Manufacturing Have on the Job Market?

    Robots are a hot topic these days. From helping doctors in the operating room to helping survivors of a natural disaster, it’s clear that robots are poised to play an important role...

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  • Keeping High-Tech Weaponry Safe from Hackers

    Keeping High-Tech Weaponry Safe from Hackers

    When many modern high-tech weapons were developed, such as nuclear weapon systems, computer capabilities were a fraction of what they are now. Few could have predicted the strides that...

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  • Soldiers or Cyborgs? The Technology Behind Enhanced Armor

    Soldiers or Cyborgs? The Technology Behind Enhanced Armor

    Very soon, cyborg soldiers might not just be the stuff of science fiction anymore — the military has several active projects that work on using technology to enhance a soldier’s human abilities.

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  • Rigid Flex Circuitry Applications in Medical and Medical Device Worlds

    Rigid Flex Circuitry Applications in Medical and Medical Device Worlds

    More advanced medical devices such as cochlear implants or implants for damaged retinas require that powerful processing be contained within a flexible form factor

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  • Heatsink Trends I've Seen in Recent Years

    Heatsink Trends I've Seen in Recent Years

    A heat sink is a passive heat exchanger that removes heat from a surface via conduction and dissipates it to the surrounding atmosphere.

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  • Cadence DesignTrue DFM Ecosystem Connects Manufacturers with Customers to Ensure PCB Design Manufacturability Early in the Design Process

    Cadence DesignTrue DFM Ecosystem Connects Manufacturers with Customers to Ensure PCB Design Manufacturability Early in the Design Process

    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced that it has launched a broad ecosystem with nine initial printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing partners...

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