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Generating and Understanding Bode Plots in Filter and Amplifier Design
Some analyses are easier when you work in the frequency domain. Here is how an understanding of Bode plots helps you analyze your circuits.
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.
SPICE Simulations for Time Domain Analysis of Simple RLC Circuits
With time domain analysis of simple RLC circuits, you can learn plenty about the behavior of an RLC network.
Nailing the PCB Designer Interview
Job searches can be a nerve-racking process. You want the right job with the right people in the right place doing the right things. Right?
40Gb/s Since When?
Let me tell you about when 40G really meant something. A big customer (rhymes with Disco) set up a demonstration in our assembly area where they simulated the web traffic enabled by this...
10 Common Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Issues and How to Solve Them
Every day is a busy for PCB Designers; strict schedules and tight deadlines are a normal occurrence. From layout to manufacture and testing, a single holdup can...
Best Practices for Power Planes in Multi-board PCB Design
Without power, the components on your PCB might as well be inert pieces of metal. In order to light a lightbulb, spin a motor, or otherwise perform some action such as maintaining the optimum...
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is a fairly new term that encompasses modern safety equipment in our cars and trucks.
Working with Passive and Active Components? Be Sure to Observe Best Practice Design
Passive and active components act differently when exposed to high frequencies. Follow basic techniques to keep parasitic inductance and capacitance out of your circuit design.
Why is Impedance Matching Important? Impedance Matching Fundamentals
Follow this step-by-step description of the importance of impedance matching in PCB design and learn about methods for achieving impedance matching.
Utilizing a Checklist for PCB Design Finalization
Your design goes through many hoops to become a printed circuit board. Don’t let up your rigor before your PCB design finalization is finished.
FLEXing Like a PCB Expert
Working With Analog vs. Digital Integrated Circuits in Your Layout
If you’re unsure of how to work with analog vs digital integrated circuits, here is some design and layout advice for your next PCB.
Validating Ohm's Law With Circuit Simulators
Validating Ohm’s law is a fundamental task for any scientist or engineer. Here’s how you can use a circuit simulator to validate Ohm’s law.
SPICE Simulations with Switched-Mode Power Supplies
How can you determine what kind of issues exist with switch mode power supplies? Here’s how a circuit simulator can help.
Ground Connectivity and High-Speed Signals in Multi-board Design
With the right layout and connection between boards, you can ensure clean high-speed signals in multi-board design.
Multilayer PCB Design: HDI Stackup Demystified
Enter the HDI stackup—a technology at the cutting edge of multilayer PCB design that promises to help PCB designers make smaller complex boards for years to come.
Lost in Translation: Solving Common Issues in High-Speed Design
Creating a printed circuit board with high-speed design functionality is no small feat. The more complex a PCB design becomes, the higher the chances are of running into high-speed PCB design issues.
Flat Schematics vs. Hierarchical Design
Every PCB design starts with a circuit diagram (also known as a schematic)—a graphical representation of all the components and their connections within an electrical circuit. The process of...
A Closer Look at Schematic Diagram Symbols to Go Back to the Basics