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  • How Current Loads Affect Signals

    How Current Loads Affect Signals

    See how current loads affect signals in the frequency domain and time domain using the analysis tools in PSpice.

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  • Determining Heat Sink CFD Simulations and What to Examine

    Determining Heat Sink CFD Simulations and What to Examine

    What can you figure out with a heat sink CFD simulation? Here’s why you need one of these computational tools.

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  • Nonlinear Multiphysics Modeling for Electronics and Thermal Management

    Nonlinear Multiphysics Modeling for Electronics and Thermal Management

    The real world is nonlinear. Here’s why you need a nonlinear multiphysics modeling simulation tool for advanced electronics.

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  • First Pass Success by Defining PCB Design Constraints

    You can save yourself a lot of problems during the design of your printed circuit board and when it is being assembled by defining PCB design constraints first.

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  • Colpitts Oscillator Circuits and Other Linear/Nonlinear Oscillator Functions

    A Colpitts oscillator’s functionality permits its use as a VFO, such as in a superheterodyne receiver or even a spectrum analyzer, if utilizing a variable inductor.

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  • Qualifications of an Analog Design Engineer

    Qualifications of an Analog Design Engineer

    An analog design engineer is and will be around for quite a while, working through the specifications of analog necessities in circuit designs.

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  • ADSL Noise Margin Values and Effects of Other Characteristic Parameters on Functionality

    ADSL Noise Margin Values and Effects of Other Characteristic Parameters on Functionality

    The effect of noise margin parameters is critical to the functionality of ADSL connectivity.

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  • Engineering Circuit Analysis for Electronic Systems and Beyond

    Engineering Circuit Analysis for Electronic Systems and Beyond

    Utilizing engineering circuit analysis in your electronic design for hardware production ensures more reliable and efficient workflows.

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  • Using Personal Layout Templates for More Efficient PCB Design

    Using Personal Layout Templates for More Efficient PCB Design

    Here is some information on how using personal layout templates in your PCB design tools can help you to be quicker and more efficient in your design tasks.

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  • Using a Component Model Editor to Build PCB Parts

    Using a Component Model Editor to Build PCB Parts

    With PCB footprints, accuracy and detail is extremely important. Here are some ideas on using a component model editor to make the best component footprints.

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  • What is Discontinuous Grounding in an Electrical System?

    What is Discontinuous Grounding in an Electrical System?

    High speed PCBs should never contain discontinuous grounding, but lower frequency power electronics could use this strategy. Here’s how to simulate grounding.

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  • Determine Link Power Budget Before Transceiver Design

    Determine Link Power Budget Before Transceiver Design

    Fiber interconnects have a specific link power budget, and the transceivers at each end need to be designed to accommodate the power budget.

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  • Determining the Onset Potential in Cyclic Voltammetry

    Determining the Onset Potential in Cyclic Voltammetry

    Building a new electrochemical system? You’ll need to extract the onset potential in cyclic voltammetry. Here’s how to extract this quantity from your data.

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  • Effective Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis of PCBA Development

    Effective Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis of PCBA Development

    Ineffective process failure mode and effects analysis may do more harm than good. In this blog, we help you avoid this risk to your PCBA development.

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  • Electromigration Analysis for PCB and IC Design

    Electromigration Analysis for PCB and IC Design

    Electromigration analysis can help you prevent a common cause of failure in ICs and PCBs. Here’s how it works.

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  • IPC Web Component Downloads and Available Footprints

    IPC Web Component Downloads and Available Footprints

    IPC Web components are important to be able to procure for any designer working for speedy and accurate design production.

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  • What Is EMC Testing and Why You Should Do It

    What Is EMC Testing and Why You Should Do It

    Are you truly clear on what EMC testing is and why it is done? In this blog, we make this crystal clear and also give you design tips to aid the process.

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  • Design Guidelines for Shallow Trench Isolation Thermal Stress Minimization

    Design Guidelines for Shallow Trench Isolation Thermal Stress Minimization

    Shallow trench isolation thermal stress may be unavoidable; however, its effects can be mitigated as described in this blog.

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  • PCBA Design for Optimal Manufacturing Process Flow

    PCBA Design for Optimal Manufacturing Process Flow

    Are you powerless to influence the manufacturing process flow for your boards? Far from it as we explain in this blog.

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  • Understanding Interconnect Resistance and Transients in Simulations

    Understanding Interconnect Resistance and Transients in Simulations

    Interconnect resistance and impedance is a simple concept in PCB and IC design. Here’s how parasitics affect signal behavior on an interconnect.

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