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We’ll illustrate the importance of setting up functional partitioning in PCB design and give some recommendations on functional partition best practices.
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This article talks about the different types of shielding in analog layouts that are important for controlling EMI in circuit boards.
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Chassis grounding is important for safety and noise shielding. We’ll explore some chassis grounding techniques and how they can help with future designs.
PCB minimum etch technique is about leaving as much copper on the PCB as possible. Learn why it's important and how to execute it in your designs.
This article discusses how to reduce capacitive coupling and tips for avoiding crosstalk.
This article describes some of the potential problems of routing diff pairs on a PCB and offers some differential pair routing guidelines to get you through.
This article defines damping and natural frequency, examines the effects of damping natural frequency, and how to compensate in electronics for these effects.
MPPT vs. PWM is a common comparison when designing solar charge controllers. See this article for which to use as well as some design tips.