Circuit Optimization and Simulation

  • Should You Ever Separate Analog and Digital Ground Planes?

    Should You Ever Separate Analog and Digital Ground Planes?

    When you’re planning your grounding strategy, be careful before you separate your analog and digital ground planes.

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  • What is Resonant Frequency?

    What is Resonant Frequency?

    What is resonant frequency and how does it apply to electronics? Explore resonant circuits and the resonant frequency formula in this article.

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    Allegro PCB Editor Demo

    The Cadence® Allegro® PCB Editor helps bring your innovative and bleeding-edge designs to life.

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  • Understanding the Resistance Reflection Rule

    Understanding the Resistance Reflection Rule

    Learn how the resistance reflection rule is calculated to determine the characteristics and performance of an amplifier.

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  •  Harmonic Potential: How to Think About Your Oscillator Circuits

    Harmonic Potential: How to Think About Your Oscillator Circuits

    There is an easy way to spot oscillations—just look for a harmonic potential in your circuits.

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  • Exploring the Resonant Frequency of an RLC Circuit

    Exploring the Resonant Frequency of an RLC Circuit

    What is the resonant frequency of an RLC circuit and does it behave differently for series and parallel RLC circuits? Let’s explore this answer and more.

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  • Understanding a Circuit Transfer Function from a Bode Plot

    Understanding a Circuit Transfer Function from a Bode Plot

    You can get the transfer function from a Bode plot through some simple calculations—read on to learn how.

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  • Calculating Wave Impedance for Your Interconnects

    Calculating Wave Impedance for Your Interconnects

    Here’s why wave impedance matters in your PCB design and how it relates to the overall impedance of interconnects.

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  • What Is the Impedance of an RLC Circuit?

    What Is the Impedance of an RLC Circuit?

    Read this article to determine formulas for the impedance of an RLC circuit.

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  • How to Perform Linearity Circuit Analysis

    How to Perform Linearity Circuit Analysis

    Learn how to perform linearity circuit analysis by establishing equations for each of the sub-circuits.

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  • Differential Pulse Voltammetry Explained

    Differential Pulse Voltammetry Explained

    This article describes what differential pulse voltammetry is, its mechanism, and how to build a differential pulse voltammetry circuit.

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  • How to Use a Frequency Transformation in Filter Design

    How to Use a Frequency Transformation in Filter Design

    A frequency transformation in filter design lets you generate high pass, bandpass, and bandstop filters from a low pass filter transfer function.

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  • Where to Find Hysteresis Loops in Your Circuits

    Where to Find Hysteresis Loops in Your Circuits

    A hysteresis loop can be found in many places in electronics, but they all have common qualities and require the same type of analysis.

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  • A Guide to Oscillating Frequencies in Electronics

    A Guide to Oscillating Frequencies in Electronics

    Understand oscillating frequencies, their applications in electronics, and how to compensate for energy loss in oscillators in your design.

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  • How and Why to Convert Analog Signals  to PWM Signals

    How and Why to Convert Analog Signals to PWM Signals

    Check out this article for how to convert analog signals to PWM signals, as well as some design tips for analog to PWM converters.

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  • What is Nodal Analysis in Circuit Design?

    What is Nodal Analysis in Circuit Design?

    What is nodal analysis? Read our article for a brief guide and learn how nodal analysis applies to circuit simulations.

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  • AC Voltage: A Beginner’s Guide

    AC Voltage: A Beginner’s Guide

    AC voltage is more complicated to understand than DC voltage. Check out this beginner’s guide to get a firm grasp on this common voltage type.

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  • Understanding Resonant Angular Frequency in RLC Circuits

    Understanding Resonant Angular Frequency in RLC Circuits

    Learn about the importance of resonant angular frequency and how to calculate it, as well as how bandwidth and Q-factor relate, when designing RLC circuits.

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  • Schmitt Trigger Hysteresis Provides Noise-free Switching and Output

    Schmitt Trigger Hysteresis Provides Noise-free Switching and Output

    Schmitt trigger hysteresis is easy to incorporate with standard op-amp models in your circuit design tools.

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  •  Interpreting the Phase in a Bode Plot

    Interpreting the Phase in a Bode Plot

    For linear amplifiers and filters, it’s critical to understand the phase in a Bode plot.

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