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Best practices and Trends to Ensure a Reliable Circuit Design

  • Electro-Static Discharge and How You Can Contain It

    Electro-Static Discharge and How You Can Contain It

    At one time or another, we’ve all shuffled across a rug and touched a door handle or other metal object only to feel the zap of static electricity.

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  • SerDes Design: High Speed Electronic Challenges

    SerDes Design: High Speed Electronic Challenges

    The challenges facing designers using SerDes is continuously increasing in difficulty due to data and speed demands.

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  • Power Dissipated by a Resistor? Circuit Reliability and Calculation Examples

    Power Dissipated by a Resistor? Circuit Reliability and Calculation Examples

    The accurately calculating parameters like power dissipated by a resistor is critical to your overall circuit design.

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  • Frequency Mixer Circuits: Applications and Topology Types

    Frequency Mixer Circuits: Applications and Topology Types

    Frequency mixer circuits offers superior frequency manipulation capabilities for precise frequency design applications.

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  • Anti-aliasing Filter Design and Applications in Sampling

    Anti-aliasing Filter Design and Applications in Sampling

    Here’s how an anti-aliasing filter design helps prevent signal distortion during sampling and A/D conversion.

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  • Modeling a Relay with Diode for Surge Protection

    Modeling a Relay with Diode for Surge Protection

    The transient analysis tools in PSpice are ideal for modeling a relay with diode circuit.

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  • Sneak Circuit Analysis and SCA Indicators for Circuit Design

    Sneak Circuit Analysis and SCA Indicators for Circuit Design

    Sneak circuit analysis only emphasizes designed-in, unintended modes of operation that impact software, hardware, or combinations so that specific functions do not occur.

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  • Using Circuit Simulation for Maximizing Yield in PCB Manufacturing

    Using Circuit Simulation for Maximizing Yield in PCB Manufacturing

    The goal of PCB design is maximizing yield in PCB manufacturing to lower your total costs. Here are some ideas on how to use circuit simulation to help.

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  • The Best Electronic Circuit Design Starts with a Spirit of Creativity

    The Best Electronic Circuit Design Starts with a Spirit of Creativity

    To unleash your creative abilities for the advanced electronic circuit designs of tomorrow, you need the best PCB design tools available on the market today.

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  • RF Switch Circuits: Applications and Functions in Today's Electronics

    RF Switch Circuits: Applications and Functions in Today's Electronics

    RF switch circuits are becoming more critical to the design process in the field of wireless technology.

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  • The Importance of Zener Voltage and its Effects on Circuit Functionality

    The Importance of Zener Voltage and its Effects on Circuit Functionality

    The importance of the Zener voltage to overall circuit functionality and performance is unquestioned, especially as a voltage regulator.

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  • Astable Multivibrator Circuit Design with Oscillations and Transistors

    Astable Multivibrator Circuit Design with Oscillations and Transistors

    Astable multivibrator circuits are tricky to balance oscillations for, and design choices are dependent on your choice in transistor or diode.

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  • Electronics System-Level Signal and Power Integrity

    Electronics System-Level Signal and Power Integrity

    Here is how signal problems and power problems are linked through system-level signal and power integrity.

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  • Embedded Systems vs. VLSI for Digital Systems Design

    Embedded Systems vs. VLSI for Digital Systems Design

    Do you know where embedded systems vs. VLSI fit into digital systems design? Here’s what you need to know.

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  • Drain Efficiency vs. Power-added Efficiency (PAE) and the Efficiency Assessment of RF Devices

    Drain Efficiency vs. Power-added Efficiency (PAE) and the Efficiency Assessment of RF Devices

    Drain efficiency vs. Power-added efficiency(PAE), both have their merits, but PAE provides a more comprehensive view of a devices efficiency.

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  • Analog vs. Digital Amplitude Demodulation

    Analog vs. Digital Amplitude Demodulation

    Information is retrieved from an AM signal with an amplitude demodulation circuit. Here’s what you need to know about the different types of AM-wave demodulators.

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  • Digital Data to Analog Signal: Communication Methods and Design Tips

    Digital Data to Analog Signal: Communication Methods and Design Tips

    When considering converting digital data to analog signals, you’ll need to understand the effect this process has on the rest of your circuit board design.

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  • Transient Voltage Suppressors in Circuit Design

    Transient Voltage Suppressors in Circuit Design

    Transient voltage suppressors offer inductive load and ESD protection as well in your circuit design and are invaluable for human-facing electronic devices.

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  • Types of Oscillator Circuits for Sinusoidal Wave Generation

    Types of Oscillator Circuits for Sinusoidal Wave Generation

    Here are some different types of oscillator circuits you can easily add to your PCB.

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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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