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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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  • Peak Differential Output Voltages: Differential Signaling, Techniques, and Output Voltages

    Peak Differential Output Voltages: Differential Signaling, Techniques, and Output Voltages

    The use of differential output voltages is an essential aspect of noise immunity designs.

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  • The Importance of the Q Point of a Diode to Circuit Functionality

    The Importance of the Q Point of a Diode to Circuit Functionality

    The Q point of a diode is critical to overall circuit functionality and performance.

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  • How IR LED Voltage Drop Effects LED Performance and Life Cycle

    How IR LED Voltage Drop Effects LED Performance and Life Cycle

    Infrared LEDs are quite tolerant of the variations in applied power, but their voltage drops must be considered when designing your PCBs.

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  • Creating a Linear Transformer Model for Circuit Simulations

    Creating a Linear Transformer Model for Circuit Simulations

    Here we’ll present a nonideal linear transformer model for use in your circuit simulations.

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  • The Importance of Component Tolerance Modeling in PCB Design

    The Importance of Component Tolerance Modeling in PCB Design

    Component tolerance modeling is an invaluable design insight tool that reduces cost as well as build times. All the while improving overall circuit design.

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  • The Importance of Dynamic Load Line Analysis

    The Importance of Dynamic Load Line Analysis

    The dynamic load line analysis provides the optimal operating point calculations that help to optimize circuit design.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What is the Physics of Failure and Does it Increase Reliability?

    What is the Physics of Failure and Does it Increase Reliability?

    The physics of failure is an invaluable analysis tool for perfecting designs and improving upon them.

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  • FMEA Risk Assessment for PCB Component Selection

    FMEA Risk Assessment for PCB Component Selection

    Conducting an FMEA risk assessment of the components used on your PCB design will help to assure quality and availability before you begin circuit simulation.

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  • Digital Logic Circuit Design Simulation Software

    Digital Logic Circuit Design Simulation Software

    The use of simulation software affords you the ability to create a virtual exact replication of components and circuit designs without actual expenditures being incurred.

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  • What is FMEA Lean Manufacturing and How to Implement it?

    What is FMEA Lean Manufacturing and How to Implement it?

    FMEA lean manufacturing provides invaluable design insight and reduces cost as well as build times. It also reduces cost, failures and increases production.

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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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  • 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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  • Common Types of Low Power Clocks and the Use of Simulation Software

    Common Types of Low Power Clocks and the Use of Simulation Software

    Low power clock circuit simulation provides invaluable design insight and reduces cost as well as build times. All the while improving overall circuit design.

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  • Types of Analog Signals and Unique Layout Considerations

    Types of Analog Signals and Unique Layout Considerations

    For the best performance of your analog circuits, here are some layout tips that will help your types of analog signals to work as you intended them to.

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  • Analog Waveform Generation and Analysis

    Analog Waveform Generation and Analysis

    There are many applications where a unique analog waveform is desirable. Here’s how you can generate and analyze different analog waveforms.

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