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  • How to Build Your Stackup in PCB Design Software

    How to Build Your Stackup in PCB Design Software

    Creating a layer stackup in PCB design software takes an understanding of the needs of the design and knowing how to best use the tools at your disposal.

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  • Addressing Electromigration and IR  Drop Within VLSI Interconnect Downscaling

    Addressing Electromigration and IR Drop Within VLSI Interconnect Downscaling

    Electromigration and IR drop are difficult processes to calculate and verify in any circuit design. Work with the best tools to verify adequately.

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  • Managing a Distributed Team of PCB Designers - Remote Control

    Managing a Distributed Team of PCB Designers - Remote Control

    Working remotely has its challenges.The challenges are doubled for the manager of a remote CAD team.

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  • Cleaning up Our Electronics Design Language: Words Matter

    Cleaning up Our Electronics Design Language: Words Matter

    Unfinished business that was started in the 60s calls on us to revisit the terminology used in the design world.

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  • Taming Electromagnetic Interference on Your PCB - What’s All This Noise?

    Taming Electromagnetic Interference on Your PCB - What’s All This Noise?

    EMI is a complex problem. Adhering to solid design practices for power, ground, and routing contribute to success.

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  • Calculating PCB Circuit Density to Estimate Layer-Count and Required Technology

    Calculating PCB Circuit Density to Estimate Layer-Count and Required Technology

    A methodology for providing fast answers to the question of the board technology for a new design.

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  • Routing Basics for Stripline Transmission Lines

    Routing Basics for Stripline Transmission Lines

    This article looks at what stripline transmission line routing is, and how you can use your design tools to more effectively route these sensitive traces.

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  • Types of Piezo Actuators and the Applications of the Piezoelectric Force

    Types of Piezo Actuators and the Applications of the Piezoelectric Force

    A Piezo Actuator functions on the inverse piezoelectric effect; therefore, when we apply voltage, the actuator will contract or expand.

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  • Using Power Factor Calculations for PCBA Reliability

    Using Power Factor Calculations for PCBA Reliability

    Using power flow calculations to optimize your signals during design, as discussed in this blog, can shave time and costs from your board development process.

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  • Where Can You Find Crosstalk in Your Designs?

    Where Can You Find Crosstalk in Your Designs?

    Controlling crosstalk is one of the most important aspects of signal integrity. Here’s how you can use Allegro’s post-layout analysis tools to examine crosstalk in your PCB.

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  • Using Simulations for Virtual Prototyping of Electronics

    Using Simulations for Virtual Prototyping of Electronics

    Virtual prototyping is a simple process where a device is developed and simulated before it is built as a proof of concept. Learn more in this article.

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  • Voltage Regulator Circuit Types and Simulation Tools

    Voltage Regulator Circuit Types and Simulation Tools

    Your voltage regulator circuit is designed to provide stable power to your components in your PCB. Here are the tools you need for design and simulation.

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  • The Use of Steady State Thermal Analysis on Power Semiconductor Devices

    The Use of Steady State Thermal Analysis on Power Semiconductor Devices

    A Steady State Thermal Analysis provides insight into a device’s functionality and performance under extreme thermic conditions.

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  • Analyzing the Venturi Effect in CFD Simulations and Testing

    Analyzing the Venturi Effect in CFD Simulations and Testing

    With the right field solver, you can analyze the Venturi effect in CFD simulations for your electronics.

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  • Understanding PCB Prototyping and Fabrication Process Options

    Understanding PCB Prototyping and Fabrication Process Options

    Before choosing the best PCB prototyping and fabrication process you need to be aware of the options, which we provide in this blog.

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  • Considering PCB Assembly Cost And Design Constraints

    Considering PCB Assembly Cost And Design Constraints

    PCB assembly cost is a crucial component of any PCB design project. Here are a few key considerations with regard to PCB assembly cost.

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  • Average Power Output Considerations in Circuit Design

    Average Power Output Considerations in Circuit Design

    The average power output within a circuit is something that should be adhered to in most cases, and can be designed away from also. Learn more about this process.

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  • Constraint Management for Impedance Control in High Speed Design

    Constraint Management for Impedance Control in High Speed Design

    Constraint management for impedance control is all about spotting and correcting impedance variations as you route your board.

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  • Alliance 3D Helps Fight COVID-19 PPE Shortage with 3D Printing

    Alliance 3D Helps Fight COVID-19 PPE Shortage with 3D Printing

    It is no secret the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all industries. Supply chain shortages have made it hard for medical personnel to get the supplies they need. All over the world,...

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  • Summing Amplifier: Inversion Properties and Op-Amp Varieties

    Summing Amplifier: Inversion Properties and Op-Amp Varieties

    With more input resistors, a summing amplifier does look similar to an inverting amplifier. Learn how to simulate them properly here.

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