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  • It’s About Time - Clocking a PCB Design

    It’s About Time - Clocking a PCB Design

    Clocks are essential gatekeepers of the digital domain. Setting the pace for all that follows the clock can be a single trace or a partnership of two traces that carry complementary signals.

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  • What’s the Differential? Mastering the Art of the Differential Pair

    What’s the Differential? Mastering the Art of the Differential Pair

    You see, it’s like this. When two circuits love each other very much, they form a life-long bond and then little Diffs are propagated. Not really, but when we peruse the net names attached to the...

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  • Inductive Circuits and Using Kirchhoff’s Current Law

    Inductive Circuits and Using Kirchhoff’s Current Law

    Current in electronics is an eternal process of consideration and reconsideration. Inductive currents can be particularly difficult to match or determine necessities for.

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  • Working with Thin Film Resistor Components in Your Next PCB

    Working with Thin Film Resistor Components in Your Next PCB

    Using a thin-film resistor provides lower profile and more reliable operation up to high frequency.

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  • Do Your Circuits Need a Schottky Diode?

    Do Your Circuits Need a Schottky Diode?

    Schottky diode components are less well-known than silicon diodes, but they provide some important advantages in rectifying circuits.

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  • SiC SPICE Model and Analysis for New MOSFETs

    SiC SPICE Model and Analysis for New MOSFETs

    If you’re building power amplifiers or RF amplifiers, you need SiC SPICE model and analysis tools in your PCB design software.

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  • PWM LEDs: Pulse Width Modulation for Dimming Systems and Other Applications

    PWM LEDs: Pulse Width Modulation for Dimming Systems and Other Applications

    PWM is ideally suited for applications needing to maintain specific characteristics of the LED, for example, efficiency, color, or temperature.

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  • Bistable Multivibrator Design and Simulation

    Bistable Multivibrator Design and Simulation

    Remember the 555 timer? Newer bistable multivibrator circuits can take pulse triggering applications to the next level.

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  • Shockley Diode Characteristics, Thyristors, and SCRs

    Shockley Diode Characteristics, Thyristors, and SCRs

    Here are the important Shockley diode characteristics and how these devices form the basis of thyristors.

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  • Boost Converter Design and Simulation

    Boost Converter Design and Simulation

    Designing a boost converter? Here’s how you can create and simulate your next boost converter design and how it differs from a buck converter.

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  • SMPS Transformer Selection and Simulation Guide

    SMPS Transformer Selection and Simulation Guide

    An SMPS transformer may be an important part of your switching regulator. Here’s how to select an SMPS transformer and simulate its behavior.

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  • Analog Layout Basics for PCB Design

    Analog Layout Basics for PCB Design

    Analog layout basics require an understanding of component placing and simulation processes to optimize your board for routing.

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  • Thermal Noise Floor and Increasing Signal-to-Noise Ratio

    Thermal Noise Floor and Increasing Signal-to-Noise Ratio

    If noise is a problem in your circuits, you’ll never reduce noise below the thermal noise floor.

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  • Steady State vs. Transient State in System Design and Stability Analysis

    Steady State vs. Transient State in System Design and Stability Analysis

    The importance of determining the steady state and the transient state is critical to proper circuit design and system stability.

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  • Automated Routing: Building Better Routes

    Automated Routing: Building Better Routes

    Utilizing automated routing in your designs can effectively and efficiently resolve much repetitive work and free up designers for more complicated challenges.

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  • Using a Varactor Diode In a Tuning Circuit

    Using a Varactor Diode In a Tuning Circuit

    Varactor diodes are used in a number of systems that require voltage-controlled tuning. Here are some important applications.

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  • What is the Significance of Signal Overshoot and How is it Reduced?

    What is the Significance of Signal Overshoot and How is it Reduced?

    In control theory, signal processing, mathematics, and electronics, overshoot is the manifestation of a function or signal that exceeds its target.

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  • Bad Alternator Diodes: Automotive Systems and Electronic Design

    Bad Alternator Diodes: Automotive Systems and Electronic Design

    When working with your automotive designs, you might encounter a bad alternator diode. Smarter automotive system design can help decrease vulnerabilities.

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  • Analyzing Noise Power Spectral Density in Your Electronics

    Analyzing Noise Power Spectral Density in Your Electronics

    You can identify noise sources by looking at the noise power spectral density for your continuous time signals.

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  • PN Junction Diodes: Voltage Characteristics

    PN Junction Diodes: Voltage Characteristics

    PN junction diodes require conductivity management and require a keen eye for voltage designs.

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