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  • The Benefits and Advantages of Frequency Response Simulation in PCB Design

    The Benefits and Advantages of Frequency Response Simulation in PCB Design

    Frequency response simulation is a vital design tool that offers greater insight into the frequency design and manufacturing process for PCBs.

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  • IoT Consumer Electronics that Streamline Business Interactions

    IoT Consumer Electronics that Streamline Business Interactions

    IoT consumer electronics are everywhere. Learning how to design them and integrate into a home or business environment should be seamless too.

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  • Using a PDN Topology Simulation for Power Integrity Analysis

    Using a PDN Topology Simulation for Power Integrity Analysis

    Any PDN topology simulation can be complex, especially if performed from your schematic. However, there are some simple simulations you can use for power integrity.

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  • The Fiber Weave Effect: Skew, Losses, and Resonance

    The Fiber Weave Effect: Skew, Losses, and Resonance

    The fiber weave effect can distort and delay signals on an interconnect. Here’s how to plan ahead during design time and compensate for skew.

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  • How to Build a Via Current Simulation

    How to Build a Via Current Simulation

    Via current limitations should be carefully determined using a via current simulation. Here’s how a SPICE-based simulation and a PDNA tool can help.

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  • Introduction to PCI Express: Design Challenges for Computing

    Introduction to PCI Express: Design Challenges for Computing

    PCI express, or PCIe, has a slew of challenges for designers looking to make smooth connections in their motherboard and computer circuits.

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  • What is the Thermal Noise Bandwidth in My Electronic Components?

    What is the Thermal Noise Bandwidth in My Electronic Components?

    If noise is a problem in your device, you’ll need to measure or calculate the noise floor to determine minimum measurable signal levels in your board.

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  • Decision Feedback Equalization in High Speed Data Links

    Decision Feedback Equalization in High Speed Data Links

    Decision feedback equalization is critical for extracting data in high speed serial links with multi-level signal modulation schemes.

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  • DDR3 Routing Guidelines for Trace Management and Data Grouping

    DDR3 Routing Guidelines for Trace Management and Data Grouping

    While DDR4 was introduced some time ago, DDR3 is still in-use in many popular consumer devices. Learn about DDR3 routing guidelines still.

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  • PFC Controller Modeling: For Buck, Boost, and SMPS Designs

    PFC Controller Modeling: For Buck, Boost, and SMPS Designs

    In circuits, your power supply is crucial to get right. PFC controllers can be a solution for SMPS boards, but good simulation can help guide your design.

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  •  What is Via Current and How to Measure its Effects?

    What is Via Current and How to Measure its Effects?

    Vias and their current carrying capacity affects the overall PCB functionality and design.

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  •  Understanding Poles and Zeros in Transient Analysis

    Understanding Poles and Zeros in Transient Analysis

    Two important qualities in transient analysis are poles and zeros. Here’s what you need to know to understand poles and zeros for your circuits.

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  • Designing a Capacitance Multiplier as a Power Supply Filter

    Designing a Capacitance Multiplier as a Power Supply Filter

    A capacitance multiplier should be an important part of your power conditioning strategy. Here’s what you need to know about a capacitance multiplier.

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  • What Determines Connector Return Loss and Insertion Loss?

    What Determines Connector Return Loss and Insertion Loss?

    Here’s what you need to know about PCB connector return loss and insertion loss in a multi-board system.

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  • Which Transmission Line Impedance is Used for Termination?

    Which Transmission Line Impedance is Used for Termination?

    Here’s the impedance value you should use to terminate transmission line impedance at a source and load in an interconnect.

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  • Impedance Matching in Interconnects with Inductive Circuit Loads

    Impedance Matching in Interconnects with Inductive Circuit Loads

    Loads that behave like inductive circuits can be difficult to impedance match. Here’s what you need to know about inductive circuit behavior and termination.

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  • Applying TRL Calibration for Noncoaxial Measurements

    Applying TRL Calibration for Noncoaxial Measurements

    Utilizing TRL calibration to obtain noncoaxial measurements provides the easiest and most accurate readings.

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  • Resonant Frequency vs. Natural Frequency in Oscillator Circuits

    Resonant Frequency vs. Natural Frequency in Oscillator Circuits

    Some engineers still use resonant frequency and natural frequency interchangeably, but they are not always the same. Here’s why damping is important.

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  • What is RMS Noise and How Does it Compare to the Standard Deviation?

    What is RMS Noise and How Does it Compare to the Standard Deviation?

    The effects of RMS Noise on electronic circuits is an inevitable conclusion, but through design it can be mitigated.

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  • CMOS Differential Amplifier Uses and Layout in Your PCB

    CMOS Differential Amplifier Uses and Layout in Your PCB

    A CMOS differential amplifier can provide high noise immunity high bandwidth for differential signals in your next board.

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