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  • Envelope Circuit Design and Layout Tips

    Envelope Circuit Design and Layout Tips

    If your next PCB contains an envelope circuit, then you’ll need to follow some important layout guidelines for your board.

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  • Layout Tips for Your DC DC Buck Converter Design

    Layout Tips for Your DC DC Buck Converter Design

    A good layout for a DC DC buck converter design on your printed circuit board is essential to its successful operation. Here are some layout tips that can help.

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  •  Learn Ethernet PCB Routing to Optimize Circuit Routing Practices

    Learn Ethernet PCB Routing to Optimize Circuit Routing Practices

    Ethernet PCB routing demands, like other PCB routing guidelines, an understanding of trace widths and impedance matching.

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  • How the Thermal Conductivity of Your PCB Substrate Affects Performance

    How the Thermal Conductivity of Your PCB Substrate Affects Performance

    Here’s what you need to know about the thermal conductivity of your PCB substrate, how it affects your board’s operation, and thermal management techniques.

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  • PCB Layers Explained: Multilayer Boards and Stackup Rules

    PCB Layers Explained: Multilayer Boards and Stackup Rules

    If you’re wanting PCB layers explained, you’ll need to hear all about multilayer boards, signals, and PCB stackup instructions.

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  • Harmonic Oscillator Analysis in the Frequency Domain

    Harmonic Oscillator Analysis in the Frequency Domain

    Here’s what you need to know about linear and nonlinear oscillator analysis in the frequency domain.

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  • PCB Layout for CMOS Sensors

    PCB Layout for CMOS Sensors

    CMOS sensors for imaging might seem like complicated beasts, but some simple layout rules can help ensure signal integrity and clear images.

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  • Incorporating the Principles of PCB Manufacturing to Optimize Design

    Incorporating the Principles of PCB Manufacturing to Optimize Design

    The best board design is not optimized unless it incorporates principles of PCB manufacturing. To understand why this is true, read this blog.

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  • Useful Tips In Functional Design of Circuits

    Useful Tips In Functional Design of Circuits

    To improve functional design of circuits, ensure your fundamentals of circuit design are solid. Then work on refining the more nuanced processes.

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  • Final Details: the Fabrication and Assembly Drawing

    Final Details: the Fabrication and Assembly Drawing

    To finish your printed circuit board design correctly and on time, you need powerful design tools to help you create precise fabrication and assembly drawings.

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  •  The Basics of Linear vs. Nonlinear Circuits

    The Basics of Linear vs. Nonlinear Circuits

    Not all circuits provide a linear response. Real devices take advantage of nonlinear circuits for a number of applications.

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  • Applications of KVL and KCL In PCB Design

    Applications of KVL and KCL In PCB Design

    Applications of KVL and KCL run rampant throughout circuit design as a designer comes to understand voltage necessities for their device to work.

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  • Dielectric Constant of PCB Substrate Materials and Signal Integrity

    Dielectric Constant of PCB Substrate Materials and Signal Integrity

    The dielectric constant of PCB substrate materials is often taken for granted. Here’s how it affects signal integrity in your board.

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  • Failure of Ohm's Law and Circuit Analysis

    Failure of Ohm's Law and Circuit Analysis

    When can you observe the failure of Ohm’s law? Here’s how you can address nonlinearity in circuit analysis using a SPICE-based simulator.

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  • FLEXing Like a PCB Expert

    FLEXing Like a PCB Expert

    Flex PCB design has many advantages. Along with those benefits come new design challenges that weren’t present in “standard” 2D PCBs.

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  • Constraints in DDR Routing: The Expansive Power of Limits

    Constraints in DDR Routing: The Expansive Power of Limits

    Constraints in DDR routing enable a designer to manage tricky layout considerations with ease.

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  • DC Voltage Requirements for Electronic Devices on High-Speed PCBs

    DC Voltage Requirements for Electronic Devices on High-Speed PCBs

    The DC voltage requirements for electronic devices on high-speed boards present design challenges that are best overcome with design-analysis integration.

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  • Common Sources of BOM Rejection and How to Prevent Them

    Common Sources of BOM Rejection and How to Prevent Them

    BOM denied. Redesign required. Dreaded words to any engineering team. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way.

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  • You Know You’re a PCB Designer When...

    You Know You’re a PCB Designer When...

    The command and layer names fall into our conversation making half of what we say indecipherable to the layperson.

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  • Achieving PCI-E Compliance: Getting It Right the First Time

    Achieving PCI-E Compliance: Getting It Right the First Time

    Thoroughly analyzing and testing electromagnetic effects of high-speed PCB interconnects as well as component packages for optimal signal integrity performance is essential to create...

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