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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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  • Common Sources of BOM Rejection and How to Prevent Them

    Common Sources of BOM Rejection and How to Prevent Them

    BOM denied. Redesign required. Dreaded words to any engineering team. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way.

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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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  • 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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  • 10 Common Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Issues and How to Solve Them

    10 Common Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Issues and How to Solve Them

    Every day is a busy for PCB Designers; strict schedules and tight deadlines are a normal occurrence. From layout to manufacture and testing, a single holdup can...

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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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  • Working with Passive and Active Components? Be Sure to Observe Best Practice Design

    Working with Passive and Active Components? Be Sure to Observe Best Practice Design

    Passive and active components act differently when exposed to high frequencies. Follow basic techniques to keep parasitic inductance and capacitance out of your circuit design.

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  • Why is Impedance Matching Important? Impedance Matching Fundamentals

    Why is Impedance Matching Important? Impedance Matching Fundamentals

    Follow this step-by-step description of the importance of impedance matching in PCB design and learn about methods for achieving impedance matching.

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  •  Utilizing a Checklist for PCB Design Finalization

    Utilizing a Checklist for PCB Design Finalization

    Your design goes through many hoops to become a printed circuit board. Don’t let up your rigor before your PCB design finalization is finished.

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  • FLEXing Like a PCB Expert

    FLEXing Like a PCB Expert

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  • Working With Analog vs. Digital Integrated Circuits in Your Layout

    Working With Analog vs. Digital Integrated Circuits in Your Layout

    If you’re unsure of how to work with analog vs digital integrated circuits, here is some design and layout advice for your next PCB.

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  • Validating Ohm's Law With Circuit Simulators

    Validating Ohm's Law With Circuit Simulators

    Validating Ohm’s law is a fundamental task for any scientist or engineer. Here’s how you can use a circuit simulator to validate Ohm’s law.

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  • SPICE Simulations with Switched-Mode Power Supplies

    SPICE Simulations with Switched-Mode Power Supplies

    How can you determine what kind of issues exist with switch mode power supplies? Here’s how a circuit simulator can help.

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  • Ground Connectivity and High-Speed Signals in Multi-board Design

    Ground Connectivity and High-Speed Signals in Multi-board Design

    With the right layout and connection between boards, you can ensure clean high-speed signals in multi-board design.

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  • Multilayer PCB Design: HDI Stackup Demystified

    Multilayer PCB Design: HDI Stackup Demystified

    Enter the HDI stackup—a technology at the cutting edge of multilayer PCB design that promises to help PCB designers make smaller complex boards for years to come.

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  • Lost in Translation: Solving Common Issues in High-Speed Design

    Lost in Translation: Solving Common Issues in High-Speed Design

    Creating a printed circuit board with high-speed design functionality is no small feat. The more complex a PCB design becomes, the higher the chances are of running into high-speed PCB design issues.

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  • Flat Schematics vs. Hierarchical Design

    Flat Schematics vs. Hierarchical Design

      Every PCB design starts with a circuit diagram (also known as a schematic)—a graphical representation of all the components and their connections within an electrical circuit. The process of...

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  • A Closer Look at Schematic Diagram Symbols to Go Back to the Basics

    A Closer Look at Schematic Diagram Symbols to Go Back to the Basics

    It all starts with the basics of schematic diagram symbols. Before you can create a schematic full of circuitry, you need the best schematic parts to work with.

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