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  • PCB Layout is Not a Job for Introverts

    PCB Layout is Not a Job for Introverts

    Heads downs work is only part of a successful design cycle. The designer works with a wide range of teammates

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  • The Assembly House Blues: How to Head off a Common Assembly Issue

    The Assembly House Blues: How to Head off a Common Assembly Issue

    Here's some insight on the high stakes involved in the electronics assembly industry.

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  • PWM vs. DC Fans: Fan Speed Control Strategies for CPU Cooling and Case Ventilation

    PWM vs. DC Fans: Fan Speed Control Strategies for CPU Cooling and Case Ventilation

    PWM and DC fans allow you to control the speed of your computer’s cooling fan, enabling CPU cooling and case ventilation.

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  •  AC Peak Voltage vs. Peak-to-Peak Voltage vs. RMS Voltage

    AC Peak Voltage vs. Peak-to-Peak Voltage vs. RMS Voltage

    Differentiating between AC peak voltage and RMS voltage is critical to circuit design, device functionality, and device lifecycle.

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  • The Importance of Capacitor Impedance in AC Circuit Analysis and How to Calculate It

    The Importance of Capacitor Impedance in AC Circuit Analysis and How to Calculate It

    Capacitor impedance is the active resistance of an electrical circuit or component to AC current.

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  • 3D PCB Design and Analysis: ECAD/MCAD and Where They Converge

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  • Electronic Product Cost Estimation

    Electronic Product Cost Estimation

    Electronic product cost estimation recognizes that balance must exist between costs, risks, and benefits.

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  • RF Design: The Wave of the Future

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  • Comprehensive PN Diode Analysis with PSpice

    Comprehensive PN Diode Analysis with PSpice

    Why guess about PN diode operation when you can determine the characteristic explicitly using PSpice? We explain more in this blog.

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  • Working With PCB Test Points

    Working With PCB Test Points

    This article describes what PCB test points are and how they are used, as well as how PCB design software generates them in a circuit board design.

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  • Natural Frequency Formula: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

    Natural Frequency Formula: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

    A natural frequency is a frequency at which a system manages to oscillate when it lacks the presence of a damping force or any driving force.

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  • PDN: Gives Your Board Life

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  •  Component Size-to-Cost Ratio

    Component Size-to-Cost Ratio

    The component size-to-cost ratio gives designers an easy metric to determine if their designs will run over budget.

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  • Achieving PCI-e Compliance: Getting it Right the First Time

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  •  Constraint Usage for Via Management

    Constraint Usage for Via Management

    This article discusses the problems with using multiple vias in a PCB design and how constraint usage for via management can help.

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  •  Describing Harmonic Motion in Linear and Nonlinear Circuits

    Describing Harmonic Motion in Linear and Nonlinear Circuits

    Harmonic motion is more complicated than sinusoidal oscillations. Here’s how complicated oscillations arise in linear and nonlinear circuits.

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

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  •  Kirchhoff’s Junction Rule: Understanding Circuit Current Optimization

    Kirchhoff’s Junction Rule: Understanding Circuit Current Optimization

    Working through circuit board current and voltage necessities will want you to keep up-to-date with

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  • Clamp Diodes and Transient Voltage Protection in Circuit Boards

    Clamp Diodes and Transient Voltage Protection in Circuit Boards

    Clamp diodes, or diodes in clamping circuits, are installed to help guard circuits from transient voltage.

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  • FLEXing Like a PCB Expert

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  •  Bandpass Filter Bode Plot and Analysis

    Bandpass Filter Bode Plot and Analysis

    Here’s what you need to know about bandpass filter Bode plot. You’ll find some simple examples in this article

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  • The Use of the Monte Carlo Method in Sensitivity Analysis and Its Advantages

    The Use of the Monte Carlo Method in Sensitivity Analysis and Its Advantages

    A Monte Carlo sensitivity analysis affords several advantages over single-point estimate or deterministic analysis.

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  • Difference Between AC and DC Current in Circuit Boards

    Difference Between AC and DC Current in Circuit Boards

    Different design methods can reduce noise caused by AC and DC currents.

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  • Common Sources of BOM Rejection and How to Prevent Them

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  •  Creating Reference Planes for Your Circuit Organization

    Creating Reference Planes for Your Circuit Organization

    This article describes the process of creating reference planes and what their purpose is on a printed circuit board.

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  • 10 Common DFM Issues and How to Fix Them

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  • VLSI Technology: Its History and Uses in Modern Technology

    VLSI Technology: Its History and Uses in Modern Technology

    VLSI technology refers to technology with hundreds of thousands of transistors embedded onto a singular silicon semiconductor microchip.

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  •  Impedance vs Resistance: Which is Most Important for PCB Layout?

    Impedance vs Resistance: Which is Most Important for PCB Layout?

    Impedance vs resistance? Is one more important for laying out your board? The answer is clearly explained in this blog.

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