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  • The Case For Using Copper Pour on Routing Layers

    The Case For Using Copper Pour on Routing Layers

    Doing special things with a circuit pattern is a hallmark of analog design. All of the important signals on the board added together are equal in importance to one net; that net is the ground net.

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  • Using Daughter Cards to Increase Functionality

    Using Daughter Cards to Increase Functionality

    There has always been room for improvement on a system of multiple printed circuit boards. In many cases, an RF module will be added to a PC board.

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  • Teaming Up For Success on a Large PCB Project

    Teaming Up For Success on a Large PCB Project

    Time to market is often one of the most important factors in the success of a project. Capitalizing on a new idea while others are pursuing the same goal is much easier when your product is first.

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  • Are You a Little Board?

    Are You a Little Board?

    The whole world gets a little smaller and a little faster every other day. The underlying magic that supports this flow of knowledge is constantly evolving to keep up.

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  • PCB Design For Solder Mask Defined Footprints

    PCB Design For Solder Mask Defined Footprints

    The right clearance and tolerance for your solder mask defined footprints is important so you don't run into any assembly issues.

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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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  • The Best 4 Layer PCB Power Plane Design Techniques

    The Best 4 Layer PCB Power Plane Design Techniques

    4 layer PCB power plane design poses unique challenges. In this blog, we explain these and how best to address them.

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  • Easy PCB Layout for High Voltage Connectors Design

    Easy PCB Layout for High Voltage Connectors Design

    Coordinating the many issues required when using high voltage connectors can be a daunting challenge. In this blog, we tell you how best to address them.

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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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  • Termination Resistors: Their Function and Necessity on PCBs

    Termination Resistors: Their Function and Necessity on PCBs

    Terminator resistors are components that prevent signal interference on a bus or other high-speed devices. Signal integrity design considerations still apply when using them.

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  • Life Cycle Assessment of Consumer Electronics: Marketability and Product Development

    Life Cycle Assessment of Consumer Electronics: Marketability and Product Development

    Life cycle assessments of consumer electronics should consider longevity, component tolerances, and potential product use-case diversifications.

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  • A Practical History of Environmental Quality Function Deployment (QFD) and Engineering

    A Practical History of Environmental Quality Function Deployment (QFD) and Engineering

    Environmental quality function deployment can be achieved with diligence and attention through PCB design and manufacturing.

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  • Design for Sustainable Consumer Electronics: PCB Materials and Supply Chain Management

    Design for Sustainable Consumer Electronics: PCB Materials and Supply Chain Management

    Design for sustainable consumer electronics can be looked at from an overall view of materials, and a more refined view of what an individual designer might do.

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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 Does SPICE Simulation Work?

    How Does SPICE Simulation Work?

    SPICE simulation works to make circuits more efficient and hit target goals.

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  • Green Product Lifecycle Management: A Nontoxic Approach to PCB Design

    Green Product Lifecycle Management: A Nontoxic Approach to PCB Design

    Green product lifecycle management encourages PCB design and manufacturing that accounts for a product’s lifecycle including its eventual discarding.

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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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  • Preparing Circuits Online: Modeling and Simulation for IoT Devices

    Preparing Circuits Online: Modeling and Simulation for IoT Devices

    Making circuits online will enable you to bring IoT devices to production faster and with less stress. The internet of things is approachable from all levels of PCB design.

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