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  • PSpice Simulation

    PSpice Simulation

    So you’ve created a circuit diagram with OrCAD Capture, you’ve already run a design rule check (DRC), and you’re ready to verify your circuit’s electrical performance. How do you do it?

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  • How Adding SPICE To Your EDA Workflow Makes Circuit Simulation Interactive

    How Adding SPICE To Your EDA Workflow Makes Circuit Simulation Interactive

    SPICE is short for Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis, and it’s the industry standard for open-source analog electronic circuit simulation.

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  • Why You Should Incorporate Real-Time Circuit Simulation Into Your EDA Workflow

    Why You Should Incorporate Real-Time Circuit Simulation Into Your EDA Workflow

    SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis) is a type of software tool for running analog electronic circuit simulations.

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  • What is Annotation and Back Annotation in PCB Design?

    What is Annotation and Back Annotation in PCB Design?

    There are two cases where the words annotation and back-annotation will come up in the context of PCB design. One has to do with the general EDA (electronic design automation) workflow: you’re...

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  • What is a PCB Netlist?

    What is a PCB Netlist?

    So you’ve created a PCB schematic using OrCAD Capture, and you’re ready to take your design to the next step in the electronic design automation (EDA) process with a PCB layout tool...

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  • Tutorial: How to Identify Stressed Components with Smoke Analysis in OrCAD PSpice

    Tutorial: How to Identify Stressed Components with Smoke Analysis in OrCAD PSpice

    How do you know if a component will fail in your circuit? As the designer, it’s your job to ensure that the parts in your design are within their stress limitations. This can be tedious and time...

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  • PCB Dimensions in Manufacturing

    PCB Dimensions in Manufacturing

    In this post, we’ll walk you through the different dimensions and tolerances to consider for the manufacturability of your PCB design.

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  • Gerber vs. CAD: PCB File Formats Demystified

    Gerber vs. CAD: PCB File Formats Demystified

    Today’s PCBs can be quite complex, there are multiple layers of traces, vias, and components that must fit together with a high degree of precision. One small error can turn a PCB into...

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  • Are Acid Traps Still a Problem for PCBs in 2019?

    Are Acid Traps Still a Problem for PCBs in 2019?

    So what exactly are acid traps and are they still a problem in 2019? In this post we’ll get to the root of this old engineering heuristic.

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  • How PCB Panelization Can Improve Your Manufacturing Process

    How PCB Panelization Can Improve Your Manufacturing Process

    PCB panelization is the art of organizing multiple boards on a single panel in order to manufacture more efficiently. From soldering, to component assembly, and even testing...

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  • Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Chamfering in PCB Design

    Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Chamfering in PCB Design

    Take any corner, cut it off, and you’re left with a chamfer. From your child-proof tables to the iconic walls of the Taj Mahal, humans have long used chamfers to solve corner-related problems...

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  • The Designer’s Guide to PCB Solder Defects

    The Designer’s Guide to PCB Solder Defects

    During the inspection process you notice that some passive components aren’t sitting quite right. It seems as though they have pivoted up to stand at attention on one of the two pads that they should

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  • Baby Steps to Self-Driving-Cars

    Baby Steps to Self-Driving-Cars

    Most of us spend a good bit of time getting from place to place. Turning driving into work-time would add billions of productive hours to our collective lives. Work-time can be defined in many ways...

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  • An Engineering-Themed Valentine’s Day

    An Engineering-Themed Valentine’s Day

    Need Valentine’s Day cards for the Engineers in your life or are you an engineer wanting to spread the electrical love? Check out our Engineering-themed Valentine's Day Cards.

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  • PSpice Up Your Valentine's Day

    PSpice Up Your Valentine's Day

    This Valentine's Day, try out these equations for love in PSpice and see what comes of it.

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  • Five Steps for Securing Customer Data in IoT

    Five Steps for Securing Customer Data in IoT

    If your company is harnessing the power of IoT and machine learning as a way to improve efficiency and customer service, you have probably worried about the inherent safety risks and what they could

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  • What’s the difference between AI and Robotics?

    What’s the difference between AI and Robotics?

    How does the field of artificial intelligence differ from robotics? They’re often used interchangeably, so the differences can be difficult to understand.

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  • PCB Fabrication Techniques

    PCB Fabrication Techniques

    As a PCB designer, it can be tempting to leave the details of the manufacturing process up to the fabrication house. However a little understanding of the manufacturing process upfront can help...

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  • Everything you need to know about drilling PCB mounting holes

    Everything you need to know about drilling PCB mounting holes

    Mounting holes seem simple enough—they let you mount your PCB to an enclosure or a surface. Simply pick a screw size that makes sense for the size of your board and the surface you wish to mount...

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  • Barcodes In Manufacturing

    Barcodes In Manufacturing

    Barcode technologies also add value to manufacturing processes. The ability to tie large amounts of data to an object via a small code or chip allows for greater accuracy in the manufacturing process.

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