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  • Quick Tutorial: Real-Time Routing Analysis

    Quick Tutorial: Real-Time Routing Analysis

    Design Rule Checks are usually performed to identify and resolve any features that may be troublesome for your design, including signal quality and manufacturing issues. Easily find route-quality...

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  • Multi-Board PCB Edge Clearance Guidelines and Panelization Tips

    Multi-Board PCB Edge Clearance Guidelines and Panelization Tips

    When PCB designers don’t follow multi-board PCB edge clearance guidelines in their designs, it can cause problems for manufacturers when creating the panel.

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  • Simulating Buck-Boost Converter Designs

    Simulating Buck-Boost Converter Designs

    Do you need a switched or linear regulator for your power supply? See if a buck-boost converter is the best choice for your design.

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  • What is Ground Bounce?

    What is Ground Bounce?

    Ever wonder why you need a bypass capacitor with a capacitance between 0.01μF and 0.1 μF between the voltage source and ground pins?

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  • PCB Materials and Design Requirements for 5G Systems

    PCB Materials and Design Requirements for 5G Systems

    The era of 5G systems is upon us. You can prepare yourself with the right materials knowledge and design tools.

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  • Engineering Prototyping Workflow Management For PCB Design

    Engineering Prototyping Workflow Management For PCB Design

    Prototyping can be one of the most stressful parts of production. Engineering prototyping workflow management will ensure even under duress your process maintains.

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  • Hardware Development and UX Design: Top Electronics Considerations

    Hardware Development and UX Design: Top Electronics Considerations

    Can UX design improve your hardware development? Optimize the PCB development process for your own design processes as well as your future usability.

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  • How To Ensure Star Topology Signal Integrity In PCB Design

    How To Ensure Star Topology Signal Integrity In PCB Design

    Utilizing a single bus can affect signal performance. Working through star topology signal integrity requires knowledge of clock skew and reflections.

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  • Topology Planning and Routing Guidelines for Your Next PCB Layout

    Topology Planning and Routing Guidelines for Your Next PCB Layout

    Creating a successful printed circuit board design means careful topology planning and routing of sensitive traces. Here are some guidelines that can help.

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  • How to Design for Ease of PCB Fabrication

    How to Design for Ease of PCB Fabrication

    One of the keys to good board design is learning to design for ease of PCB fabrication. Read this blog to see how knowledge of fabrication and DFM can improve your PCB design and manufacturing process

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  •  IoT PCB Design Skill and Expertise Requirements

    IoT PCB Design Skill and Expertise Requirements

    When designing a PCB for IoT, there are many design skills you’ll need to keep track of differing from traditional circuit boards. Keep them in your mind as you design your product.

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  • Generating and Understanding Bode Plots in Filter and Amplifier Design

    Generating and Understanding Bode Plots in Filter and Amplifier Design

    Some analyses are easier when you work in the frequency domain. Here is how an understanding of Bode plots helps you analyze your circuits.

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  • SPICE Simulations for Time Domain Analysis of Simple RLC Circuits

    SPICE Simulations for Time Domain Analysis of Simple RLC Circuits

    With time domain analysis of simple RLC circuits, you can learn plenty about the behavior of an RLC network.

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  • Product Development for Electronics and Hardware: Planning for Scaling

    Product Development for Electronics and Hardware: Planning for Scaling

    DFM principles will get your board produced, but what do you do after your device is successfully working? Here is an introduction to product development process for electronics and hardware.

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  • Nailing the PCB Designer Interview

    Nailing the PCB Designer Interview

    Job searches can be a nerve-racking process. You want the right job with the right people in the right place doing the right things. Right?

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  • 40Gb/s Since When?

    40Gb/s Since When?

    Let me tell you about when 40G really meant something. A big customer (rhymes with Disco) set up a demonstration in our assembly area where they simulated the web traffic enabled by this...

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  • Best Practices for Power Planes in Multi-board PCB Design

    Best Practices for Power Planes in Multi-board PCB Design

    Without power, the components on your PCB might as well be inert pieces of metal. In order to light a lightbulb, spin a motor, or otherwise perform some action such as maintaining the optimum...

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  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

    Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

    Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is a fairly new term that encompasses modern safety equipment in our cars and trucks.

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  • How Do Ferrite Beads Work? Key Factors to Consider

    How Do Ferrite Beads Work? Key Factors to Consider

    Low-Q ferrite beads and high-Q ferrite beads allow design teams to conserve board space while protecting circuits from internal high-frequency interference.

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  • Surface Mount Technologies and Devices: Pesky Enclosures and Smart Layouts

    Surface Mount Technologies and Devices: Pesky Enclosures and Smart Layouts

    Surface mount technologies and surface mount devices describe the choices that a design team must make when selecting devices and fabrication methods.

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