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  •  What is the Rapid Prototype Development Process and What are the Benefits?

    What is the Rapid Prototype Development Process and What are the Benefits?

    A rapid prototype development process is different for each product being worked toward, however, smart PCB design tools always help.

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  • Capacitor Self-resonant Frequency and Signal Integrity

    Capacitor Self-resonant Frequency and Signal Integrity

    Real capacitors will start to behave like an RLC network at high frequencies thanks to the capacitor self-resonant frequency.

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  • What is RMS Noise and How Does it Compare to the Standard Deviation?

    What is RMS Noise and How Does it Compare to the Standard Deviation?

    The effects of RMS Noise on electronic circuits is an inevitable conclusion, but through design it can be mitigated.

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  •  Failure Analysis Methods in PCB Design

    Failure Analysis Methods in PCB Design

    Failure analysis methods enable board designers to create circuit board designs that withstand potentially hazardous environments or component stress.

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  • What is Maintenance Engineering? Circuit Risk and Design Knowledge

    What is Maintenance Engineering? Circuit Risk and Design Knowledge

    Maintenance engineering for PCB design is a process that can be begun within the design phases with smart component consideration and layout.

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  • PCB Cost Breakdown: Functionality vs Manufacturability

    PCB Cost Breakdown: Functionality vs Manufacturability

    When considering a PCB cost breakdown, you can certainly accommodate your design around a price point with tolerances and strong supplier communication.

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  • CMOS Differential Amplifier Uses and Layout in Your PCB

    CMOS Differential Amplifier Uses and Layout in Your PCB

    A CMOS differential amplifier can provide high noise immunity high bandwidth for differential signals in your next board.

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  • Multi-board Etching: Managing Rigid-Flex Designs and Conductivity

    Multi-board Etching: Managing Rigid-Flex Designs and Conductivity

    With multi-board etching, it is important you consider what may affect the conductivity of your board and its thermal management properties.

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  • High Speed and RF PCB Routing Best Practices

    High Speed and RF PCB Routing Best Practices

    Understanding the various techniques needed for high speed and RF PCB routing requirements is the key to designing successful high speed printed circuit boards.

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  • 4-Layer PCB Blind Via: 3D Printing vs. Traditional Manufacturing

    4-Layer PCB Blind Via: 3D Printing vs. Traditional Manufacturing

    To properly manage 4-layer PCB blind vias, you’ll need to know what manufacturing and production you’ll be able to count on and how to manage a stackup.

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  • Why Getting The Right Schematic Design Software Matters For PCB Designers

    Why Getting The Right Schematic Design Software Matters For PCB Designers

    Schematic design software is more than just a simple tool, it should be augmented with great features like DRCs and component libraries.

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  • Matched Terminations Help Avoid Impedance Issues

    Matched Terminations Help Avoid Impedance Issues

    Don’t overlook matched terminations when you’re considering noise, impedance, and other voltage concerns in your pcb design.

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  • EDA Tools for PCB Design: What You Should be Looking For

    EDA Tools for PCB Design: What You Should be Looking For

    PCB design tools have changed and grown a lot over the years, but you still need to make an informed choice when selecting EDA tools to work with.

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  • De-embedding S parameters for Simulations and Measurements

    De-embedding S parameters for Simulations and Measurements

    De-embedding S parameters can be a major help in circuit design and signal integrity measurements in cascaded networks.

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  • Multi Circuit Board Design Rules to Speed Up Design Time

    Multi Circuit Board Design Rules to Speed Up Design Time

    You can avoid a lot of design and manufacturing problems as well as saving time on your next PCB design by saving multi circuit board design rules for reuse.

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  • Growth of Rapid Prototyping Industry Ushers a New Era of PCB Engineering

    Growth of Rapid Prototyping Industry Ushers a New Era of PCB Engineering

    The growth of rapid prototyping encourages many new potential electronic innovations to be produced much faster.

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  • MOSFET Operating Point for Simulation and Design

    MOSFET Operating Point for Simulation and Design

    Determining the stability and reliability of a MOSFET working is a job best done for SPICE or simulation software.

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  • Understanding the PCB Basics for Electronics Beginners

    Understanding the PCB Basics for Electronics Beginners

    To get the PCB basics down, it takes practice in printed circuit board design and consideration of the fundamentals of electronics.

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  • What is a Squarer Circuit?

    What is a Squarer Circuit?

    What is a squarer circuit? This type of analog signal processing circuit is remarkably simple and can be implemented in a variety of systems.

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  • Using PCB Stress Test Analysis to Ensure Device Reliability

    Using PCB Stress Test Analysis to Ensure Device Reliability

    Performing stress test analysis on schematic should not be an option, but a major part of your PCB development. Read this blog to see how it ensures board reliability.

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