Schematic Design

  • PCB Component Orientation Considerations for Optimum Part Placement

    PCB Component Orientation Considerations for Optimum Part Placement

    This article examines PCB component orientation problems and why part rotations are important both electrically and for manufacturability.

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  • System Design and Implementation for Multi-Board PCB Systems

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  • PCB Component Placement Defect Detection for Layouts

    PCB Component Placement Defect Detection for Layouts

    This article is about different PCB component placement defect detection methods you can use to avoid common DFM errors.

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  • Avoiding PCB Layout Errors With the Right Design Tools

    Avoiding PCB Layout Errors With the Right Design Tools

    Read on to learn how to avoid creating PCB layout errors by using the full features and functionalities of your design tools.

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  • Common Sources of BOM Rejection and How to Prevent Them

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  • PCB Component to Edge Clearance Considerations

    PCB Component to Edge Clearance Considerations

    This article discusses the potential problems with PCB component to edge clearances that are too tight and what the designer can do about it.

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  •  IPC Component Spacing Guidelines

    IPC Component Spacing Guidelines

    IPC component spacing guidelines exist to minimize physical overlap and electrical interference that could have detrimental effects on PCB performance.

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  • Deriving the Instantaneous Power Equation

    Deriving the Instantaneous Power Equation

    How do you form an instantaneous power equation and is it useful in all types of circuits? Get your questions answered in this article.

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  • The Role of Damped Driven Oscillators in RLC Circuits

    The Role of Damped Driven Oscillators in RLC Circuits

    Read on to learn more about what a damped driven oscillator is and how it functions in an RLC circuit.

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  • Understanding the Fundamentals of Power Supply Design

    Understanding the Fundamentals of Power Supply Design

    Getting the fundamentals of power supply design right is critical to ensuring the reliability of a circuit. Here are some common challenges and key tips.

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  •  Forced Harmonic Oscillators Explained

    Forced Harmonic Oscillators Explained

    Learn the physics behind a forced harmonic oscillator and the equation required to determine the frequency for peak amplitude.

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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

    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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  • 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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  • How CAD Schematic Pin Arrangements Can Prevent PCB Design Complications

    How CAD Schematic Pin Arrangements Can Prevent PCB Design Complications

    This article is about how CAD schematic pin arrangements should be done to create usable schematics and avoid potential errors.

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  • Damping Natural Frequency in Oscillators and How to Compensate for Its Effects

    Damping Natural Frequency in Oscillators and How to Compensate for Its Effects

    This article defines damping and natural frequency, examines the effects of damping natural frequency, and how to compensate in electronics for these effects.

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  • MPPT vs. PWM for Solar Charge Controllers

    MPPT vs. PWM for Solar Charge Controllers

    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.

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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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  • PCB Pad Size Guidelines: Finding the Proper Pad Sizes for Your Circuit Design

    PCB Pad Size Guidelines: Finding the Proper Pad Sizes for Your Circuit Design

    This article discusses the necessity of PCB pad size guidelines and the resources you can use for information on the sizes and shapes of the pads you need.

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  • The Advantages and Challenges of Biodegradable Electronic Components

    The Advantages and Challenges of Biodegradable Electronic Components

    The potential of biodegradable electronic components for agricultural, medical, consumer, and defense devices have increased the interest in the development of soft, transient components.

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