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  • Electro-Static Discharge and How You Can Contain It

    Electro-Static Discharge and How You Can Contain It

    At one time or another, we’ve all shuffled across a rug and touched a door handle or other metal object only to feel the zap of static electricity.

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  • Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) vs DC Voltage and Voltage Control Circuits

    Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) vs DC Voltage and Voltage Control Circuits

    Pulse width modulation (PWM) vs DC voltage is a choice to be made regarding the voltage control of your circuit designs.

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  • Difference Between Microprocessor and Microcontroller: Pin Count and Processing Power

    Difference Between Microprocessor and Microcontroller: Pin Count and Processing Power

    The difference between microprocessors and microcontrollers is between processing speed demands and data rates for applications.

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  • Fr4 Maximum Temperature and Thermal Dissipation

    Fr4 Maximum Temperature and Thermal Dissipation

    Fr4 maximum temperature will determine impedance and other signal integrity standards to take into account for your circuit designs.

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  • Microvia Aspect Ratio in PCB Design

    Microvia Aspect Ratio in PCB Design

    Designing a high density printed circuit board may require the use of microvias, and understanding microvia aspect ratios will help you to know how to use them.

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  • Insertion Loss vs. Return Loss: Signal Transmission and Reflection

    Insertion Loss vs. Return Loss: Signal Transmission and Reflection

    The combination of the measurement parameters insertion loss and return loss, provide an accurate assessment of efficiency and performance.

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  • Power Dissipated by a Resistor? Circuit Reliability and Calculation Examples

    Power Dissipated by a Resistor? Circuit Reliability and Calculation Examples

    The accurately calculating parameters like power dissipated by a resistor is critical to your overall circuit design.

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  • Sneak Circuit Analysis and SCA Indicators for Circuit Design

    Sneak Circuit Analysis and SCA Indicators for Circuit Design

    Sneak circuit analysis only emphasizes designed-in, unintended modes of operation that impact software, hardware, or combinations so that specific functions do not occur.

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  • 10 Common Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Issues and How to Solve Them

    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. From layout to manufacture and testing, a single holdup can cost a business untold amounts in lost productivity.

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  • Temperature Display Circuits and Sensor Technology

    Temperature Display Circuits and Sensor Technology

    Working with microcontrollers, a temperature display circuit is a simple and effective layout for any design engineer.

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  • Power Gain and Loss Formulas to Determine Effects on Circuit Functionality

    Power Gain and Loss Formulas to Determine Effects on Circuit Functionality

    The effects of power gains and losses in electrical circuits affects overall circuit performance, functionality, and reliability.

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  • Finite Element Method (FEM) vs. Finite Volume Method (FVM) in Field Solvers for Electronics

    Finite Element Method (FEM) vs. Finite Volume Method (FVM) in Field Solvers for Electronics

    One of the biggest differences between the FEM and the FVM, is the ease of implementation.

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  • Dealing With the Shock and Vibration of Your System

    Dealing With the Shock and Vibration of Your System

    Have you ever dropped your phone? Of course, that is a rhetorical question. How many screens have I cracked (?) would be a better one. It is pretty amazing that the devices continued to work.

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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. This e-book discusses common flex design issues and...

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  • How CAD and CAM Work Together

    How CAD and CAM Work Together

    PCB CAD layout people end their job by creating electronic files that the CAM operator uses to generate the photo tools for the PCB.

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  • Solder Reflow Ovens: Solder Paste and PCB Assembly

    Solder Reflow Ovens: Solder Paste and PCB Assembly

    Your printed circuit board design will probably be assembled using a solder reflow oven. Here is some information and design tips to help with this process.

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  • High Performance PCB Systems Design and Analysis Guide

    High Performance PCB Systems Design and Analysis Guide

    High performance PCB systems design requires ensuring signal and power integrity throughout your board and advanced routing techniques.

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  • RF Design: The Wave of the Future

    RF Design: The Wave of the Future

    Your car keys wirelessly unlock your car when you get near it. Your phone connects to Air Pods while you listen to Spotify at the gym or stream the latest hit TV show.

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  • Wireless Sensor Networks in Agriculture

    Wireless Sensor Networks in Agriculture

    Wireless sensor networks in agriculture are rapidly changing the optimizable ways of integrating devices into historical traditions of farming.

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  • Using Circuit Simulation for Maximizing Yield in PCB Manufacturing

    Using Circuit Simulation for Maximizing Yield in PCB Manufacturing

    The goal of PCB design is maximizing yield in PCB manufacturing to lower your total costs. Here are some ideas on how to use circuit simulation to help.

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