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  • From Student to Electrical Engineer: 5 Career Skills You Should Know by Graduation

    From Student to Electrical Engineer: 5 Career Skills You Should Know by Graduation

    When I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering, I felt like an imposter. Like someone merely pretending to be an engineer; there were so many things I didn’t...

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  • Insertion Loss vs. Return Loss: Signal Transmission and Reflection

    Insertion Loss vs. Return Loss: Signal Transmission and Reflection

    The combination of the measurement parameters insertion loss and return loss, provide an accurate assessment of efficiency and performance.

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  • Power Dissipated by a Resistor? Circuit Reliability and Calculation Examples

    Power Dissipated by a Resistor? Circuit Reliability and Calculation Examples

    The accurately calculating parameters like power dissipated by a resistor is critical to your overall circuit design.

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  • Frequency Mixer Circuits: Applications and Topology Types

    Frequency Mixer Circuits: Applications and Topology Types

    Frequency mixer circuits offers superior frequency manipulation capabilities for precise frequency design applications.

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  • Anti-aliasing Filter Design and Applications in Sampling

    Anti-aliasing Filter Design and Applications in Sampling

    Here’s how an anti-aliasing filter design helps prevent signal distortion during sampling and A/D conversion.

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  • Modeling a Relay with Diode for Surge Protection

    Modeling a Relay with Diode for Surge Protection

    The transient analysis tools in PSpice are ideal for modeling a relay with diode circuit.

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  • Through Hole Components in Your PCB Design

    Through Hole Components in Your PCB Design

    One of the keys to a successful PCB design is knowing when and where to use through hole components. Here is some information that can help you with that.

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  • The PCB Ground Plane and How it is Used in Your Design

    The PCB Ground Plane and How it is Used in Your Design

    Like the foundation of a house, the PCB ground plane must be designed correctly to make sure that the circuit board will operate smoothly without failures.

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  • Solder Reflow Ovens: Solder Paste and PCB Assembly

    Solder Reflow Ovens: Solder Paste and PCB Assembly

    Your printed circuit board design will probably be assembled using a solder reflow oven. Here is some information and design tips to help with this process.

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  • Photodiode Array vs. CCD: Which Is Best for Your Optical System?

    Photodiode Array vs. CCD: Which Is Best for Your Optical System?

    The differences between a photodiode array vs. CCD sensor are simpler than you might think.

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  • Power Amplifier Oscillation: Parasitics and Effects on Amplifiers

    Power Amplifier Oscillation: Parasitics and Effects on Amplifiers

    Parasitic Oscillation in power amplifiers reduce functionality and amplifier performance.

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  • Sneak Circuit Analysis and SCA Indicators for Circuit Design

    Sneak Circuit Analysis and SCA Indicators for Circuit Design

    Sneak circuit analysis only emphasizes designed-in, unintended modes of operation that impact software, hardware, or combinations so that specific functions do not occur.

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  • High Performance PCB Systems Design and Analysis Guide

    High Performance PCB Systems Design and Analysis Guide

    High performance PCB systems design requires ensuring signal and power integrity throughout your board and advanced routing techniques.

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  • Temperature Display Circuits and Sensor Technology

    Temperature Display Circuits and Sensor Technology

    Working with microcontrollers, a temperature display circuit is a simple and effective layout for any design engineer.

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  • Wireless Sensor Networks in Agriculture

    Wireless Sensor Networks in Agriculture

    Wireless sensor networks in agriculture are rapidly changing the optimizable ways of integrating devices into historical traditions of farming.

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  • Power Gain and Loss Formulas to Determine Effects on Circuit Functionality

    Power Gain and Loss Formulas to Determine Effects on Circuit Functionality

    The effects of power gains and losses in electrical circuits affects overall circuit performance, functionality, and reliability.

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  • Finite Element Method (FEM) vs. Finite Volume Method (FVM) in Field Solvers for Electronics

    Finite Element Method (FEM) vs. Finite Volume Method (FVM) in Field Solvers for Electronics

    One of the biggest differences between the FEM and the FVM, is the ease of implementation.

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  • High-Speed Serializer/Deserializers: Implementations and Chip Solutions

    High-Speed Serializer/Deserializers: Implementations and Chip Solutions

    The ever-growing demand for increased speed and volumes of data make the Serializer/Deserializer an invaluable electronic device.

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  • Using Circuit Simulation for Maximizing Yield in PCB Manufacturing

    Using Circuit Simulation for Maximizing Yield in PCB Manufacturing

    The goal of PCB design is maximizing yield in PCB manufacturing to lower your total costs. Here are some ideas on how to use circuit simulation to help.

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  • Rigid-Flex Stackup Design Optimization

    Rigid-Flex Stackup Design Optimization

    The use of rigid-flex stackups is increasing rapidly. Your ability to make the best use of this technology depends upon CM collaboration and having the right design tools, as we discuss in this blog.

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