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  • Comprehensive PN Diode Analysis with PSpice

    Comprehensive PN Diode Analysis with PSpice

    Why guess about PN diode operation when you can determine the characteristic explicitly using PSpice? We explain more in this blog.

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  • Working With PCB Test Points

    Working With PCB Test Points

    This article describes what PCB test points are and how they are used, as well as how PCB design software generates them in a circuit board design.

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  • Natural Frequency Formula: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

    Natural Frequency Formula: What Is It and Why Is It Important?

    A natural frequency is a frequency at which a system manages to oscillate when it lacks the presence of a damping force or any driving force.

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  •  Component Size-to-Cost Ratio

    Component Size-to-Cost Ratio

    The component size-to-cost ratio gives designers an easy metric to determine if their designs will run over budget.

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  •  Constraint Usage for Via Management

    Constraint Usage for Via Management

    This article discusses the problems with using multiple vias in a PCB design and how constraint usage for via management can help.

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  •  Describing Harmonic Motion in Linear and Nonlinear Circuits

    Describing Harmonic Motion in Linear and Nonlinear Circuits

    Harmonic motion is more complicated than sinusoidal oscillations. Here’s how complicated oscillations arise in linear and nonlinear circuits.

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  •  Kirchhoff’s Junction Rule: Understanding Circuit Current Optimization

    Kirchhoff’s Junction Rule: Understanding Circuit Current Optimization

    Working through circuit board current and voltage necessities will want you to keep up-to-date with

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  • Clamp Diodes and Transient Voltage Protection in Circuit Boards

    Clamp Diodes and Transient Voltage Protection in Circuit Boards

    Clamp diodes, or diodes in clamping circuits, are installed to help guard circuits from transient voltage.

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  •  Bandpass Filter Bode Plot and Analysis

    Bandpass Filter Bode Plot and Analysis

    Here’s what you need to know about bandpass filter Bode plot. You’ll find some simple examples in this article

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  • The Use of the Monte Carlo Method in Sensitivity Analysis and Its Advantages

    The Use of the Monte Carlo Method in Sensitivity Analysis and Its Advantages

    A Monte Carlo sensitivity analysis affords several advantages over single-point estimate or deterministic analysis.

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  • Difference Between AC and DC Current in Circuit Boards

    Difference Between AC and DC Current in Circuit Boards

    Different design methods can reduce noise caused by AC and DC currents.

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  •  Creating Reference Planes for Your Circuit Organization

    Creating Reference Planes for Your Circuit Organization

    This article describes the process of creating reference planes and what their purpose is on a printed circuit board.

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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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  • VLSI Technology: Its History and Uses in Modern Technology

    VLSI Technology: Its History and Uses in Modern Technology

    VLSI technology refers to technology with hundreds of thousands of transistors embedded onto a singular silicon semiconductor microchip.

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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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  • PCB Layout is Not a Job for Introverts

    PCB Layout is Not a Job for Introverts

    Heads downs work is only part of a successful design cycle. The designer works with a wide range of teammates

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  • When to Use Nodal Analysis in the Frequency Domain

    When to Use Nodal Analysis in the Frequency Domain

    Working with nodal analysis in the frequency domain is easy with the right set of simulation tools.

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  • Pulse Width Modulation Characteristics and the Effects of Frequency and Duty Cycle

    Pulse Width Modulation Characteristics and the Effects of Frequency and Duty Cycle

    PWM frequency and duty cycle determine how much power is delivered to a device and can be used to control a wide variety of devices.

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  • Lost in Transmission: Solving Common Issues in High-Speed Design

    Lost in Transmission: 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.

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  • Use the Phase Angle Formula to Understand Power Delivery

    Use the Phase Angle Formula to Understand Power Delivery

    In this article, we discuss the phase angle formula and the key to maximizing power delivery—keep your reactive power and phase angle near zero when designing your circuits.

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