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  • Linear Sweep Voltammetry for Batteries and Regulator Design

    Linear Sweep Voltammetry for Batteries and Regulator Design

    Linear sweep voltammetry and cyclic voltammetry measurements are critical for examining battery operating ranges and designing charging systems.

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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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  • Circuit Design Tips for a 4x4 Matrix Keypad

    Circuit Design Tips for a 4x4 Matrix Keypad

    When creating and installing a 4x4 matrix keypad in your device, you’ll want to keep these reminders in mind.

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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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  • What is a Linear Bilateral Network and What are its Characteristics?

    What is a Linear Bilateral Network and What are its Characteristics?

    A linear bilateral network exhibits a linear relationship, and yet simultaneously, the magnitude of the current is separate from the polarity of the voltage.

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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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  • Balanced Modulators in Analog Designs

    Balanced Modulators in Analog Designs

    You’ll need to know about amplitude modulation and signal integrity when working with balanced modulator circuits in your designs.

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  • Audio Circuits in Action - Any Card Can Be a Sound Card

    Audio Circuits in Action - Any Card Can Be a Sound Card

    A typical feature of many animals is that their ears pivot independently of their head. We have our general hearing and then we have focused hearing. We want our machines to have the same ability.

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  • Cascaded Amplifier Gain, Noise Figures, and Distortion

    Cascaded Amplifier Gain, Noise Figures, and Distortion

    Make sure that your signal integrity is sound, and any excess noise or EMI is taken care of when using cascaded amplifiers.

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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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  • Distinguishing IIP3 vs. OIP3 in Power Amplifiers

    Distinguishing IIP3 vs. OIP3 in Power Amplifiers

    Working with power amplifiers? You’ll need to watch for IIP3 vs. OIP3 due to saturation in your power amplifier.

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  • Understanding Component Model Parameters for Electronic Circuit Design

    Understanding Component Model Parameters for Electronic Circuit Design

    Component model parameters are important to ensure for circuit design integrity and reliability.

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  • Tips for Finding Current in a Circuit

    Tips for Finding Current in a Circuit

    There are many effective complications to finding current in a circuit, or calculating the current of a circuit before production for proper design management.

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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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  • BJT Amplifiers: Common Emitters and DC Analysis

    BJT Amplifiers: Common Emitters and DC Analysis

    BJT Amplifiers, also known as common emitter amplifiers, should be simulated using DC analysis in SPICE simulations.

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  • Phototransistor Circuits: How to Build and Simulate

    Phototransistor Circuits: How to Build and Simulate

    Here are the tools you need to design and simulate a phototransistor circuit. Learn more in this article.

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  • Benefits For Zero Ohm Resistor in Circuit Design

    Benefits For Zero Ohm Resistor in Circuit Design

    While non-ideal, a zero ohm resistor can be very helpful for balancing designs for circuits.

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