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  • Panelization Functionality now included in OrCAD PCB Designer Professional

    Panelization Functionality now included in OrCAD PCB Designer Professional

    The latest version of the OrCAD software helps you to streamline your design process and design better products at a quicker pace.

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  • Your PDN Design Guide

    Your PDN Design Guide

    This article is your PDN design guide to some of the potential problems and their solutions when designing an effective power delivery network on your PCB.

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  • Wireless Local Area Network Boards For the Internet of Things

    Wireless Local Area Network Boards For the Internet of Things

    The internet of things (IOT) is a maturing, but still fast growing market. The PC boards have become commoditized.

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  • Estimating the PCB Design Cycle With Limited Information (Then Making it Happen)

    Estimating the PCB Design Cycle With Limited Information (Then Making it Happen)

    Setting milestones and using a scheduler will help you keep track of your PCB Design Cycle

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  • Tracking Voltage and Current in Your Circuit

    Tracking Voltage and Current in Your Circuit

    You don’t need to use pen and paper for tracking voltage and current in your circuit—use an integrated SPICE simulator instead.

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  • In-Design Analysis With Sigrity Aurora

    In-Design Analysis With Sigrity Aurora

    Perform SI and PI analysis without leaving your PCB design environment.

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  • Fused Filament Fabrication and Electronic 3D Printing

    Fused Filament Fabrication and Electronic 3D Printing

    Fused filament fabrication offers uniformity and operator control for 3D printing, greatly simplifying the process.

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  • Decoupling Capacitor Placement in PCB Layout

    Decoupling Capacitor Placement in PCB Layout

    Decoupling capacitor placement is important in circuit design and layout for controlling voltage flux as well as EMI in your electronic hardware.

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  • How to Model Warburg Impedance in Circuit Simulators

    How to Model Warburg Impedance in Circuit Simulators

    Transistors operating in the diffusion regime can be described using a Warburg impedance and equivalent Warburg circuit model.

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  • Understanding a Ferroelectric Hysteresis Loop in Electronics

    Understanding a Ferroelectric Hysteresis Loop in Electronics

    A ferroelectric hysteresis loop looks just like its ferromagnetic counterpart. Here’s what you need to know about ferroelectric electronics.

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  • Understanding VDC Output Power Supplies and Their Uses in Electronics Design

    Understanding VDC Output Power Supplies and Their Uses in Electronics Design

    In applications that require the stability of a DC output, VDC output power supplies are most likely the right tool for the job.

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  •  DC Motors versus AC Motors: What You Need to Know

    DC Motors versus AC Motors: What You Need to Know

    When considering DC motors versus AC motors, they both serve the same function of converting electrical energy into mechanical energy. But, how do they differ?

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  • PN Junction Reverse Bias versus Forward Bias and Their Functional Characteristics

    PN Junction Reverse Bias versus Forward Bias and Their Functional Characteristics

    A PN junction diode in reverse bias functions as an insulator and as a conductor when in forward bias.

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  • The Types of Damped Harmonic Oscillators

    The Types of Damped Harmonic Oscillators

    There are three primary types or categories of damped harmonic oscillators. Here’s what you need to know about them.

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  • Auto-Route versus Auto-Interactive Routing--Which Is Better?

    Auto-Route versus Auto-Interactive Routing--Which Is Better?

    This article discusses the similarities and differences of auto-route versus auto-interactive routing and which type of routing would be best to use.

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  • Cadence Wins Gold Stevie® Awards in the 2020 International Business Awards® Program

    Cadence Wins Gold Stevie® Awards in the 2020 International Business Awards® Program

    Cadence Wins Gold Stevie® Awards in the 2020 International Business Awards® Program Awards Include Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year and Innovation of the Year for the Cadence Clarity 3D Solver

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  • What Your Noise Figure Measurements Tell You About Your System

    What Your Noise Figure Measurements Tell You About Your System

    Advanced PCB Design Blog | What Your Noise Figure Measurements Tell You About Your System

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  • Reaffirm Signal Integrity Using S-Parameter Simulation

    Reaffirm Signal Integrity Using S-Parameter Simulation

    A look into S-parameter simulation, and discussion on how these parameters can help maintain signal integrity in RF circuits.

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  • Understanding Self-Inductance for Better EMF Management

    Understanding Self-Inductance for Better EMF Management

    Self-inductance is an interesting natural phenomenon, but it can wreak havoc in your circuit designs if you are not careful. Here’s what you need to know.

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  • Why Use SerDes?

    Why Use SerDes?

    Why use SerDes? Simply put, it minimizes the number of input/output pins and connections without sacrificing performance. See here for further details.

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