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  • PCB Minimum Etch Technique Explained

    PCB Minimum Etch Technique Explained

    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.

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  •  Harmonic Potential: How to Think About Your Oscillator Circuits

    Harmonic Potential: How to Think About Your Oscillator Circuits

    There is an easy way to spot oscillations—just look for a harmonic potential in your circuits.

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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 to Reduce Capacitive Coupling

    How to Reduce Capacitive Coupling

    This article discusses how to reduce capacitive coupling and tips for avoiding crosstalk.

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  • Efficient Differential Pair Routing Guidelines to Speed Up PCB Routing

    Efficient Differential Pair Routing Guidelines to Speed Up PCB Routing

    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.

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  • Understanding a Circuit Transfer Function from a Bode Plot

    Understanding a Circuit Transfer Function from a Bode Plot

    You can get the transfer function from a Bode plot through some simple calculations—read on to learn how.

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  • What’s a 4-Pin PWM Header and How Does It Work?

    What’s a 4-Pin PWM Header and How Does It Work?

    A 4-pin PWM header works to balance noise and PC temperature—read on to learn more about the benefits of 4-pin PWM headers and what you need to design a fan controller.

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  • The Art of Stifling Interference on a Printed Circuit Board Assembly

    The Art of Stifling Interference on a Printed Circuit Board Assembly

    Noise carries but only so far. We have to tolerate some EMI though there are limits.

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  • Managing Magnetic Coupling on a Printed Circuit Board

    Managing Magnetic Coupling on a Printed Circuit Board

    Magnetic coupling is a different animal. A moving electrical charge will generate a magnetic field as a byproduct. The magnetic fields can be quite powerful though their effect drops off rapidly.

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  • Understanding PCB Effective Thermal Conductivity

    Understanding PCB Effective Thermal Conductivity

    This article is about PCB effective thermal conductivity, factors that affect its efficiency and accuracy, and what to consider during thermal modelling design.

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  •  How Does Temperature Hysteresis Work?

    How Does Temperature Hysteresis Work?

    This article will discuss how temperature hysteresis works and some design considerations for building a temperature hysteresis controller.

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  • High Voltage Considerations For PCB Layout

    High Voltage Considerations For PCB Layout

    A PCB may have to host high voltage devices. We compare the circuits to what is found in an electrical substation

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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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  • 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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  • PCB Inspection and Testing - An Insurance Policy

    PCB Inspection and Testing - An Insurance Policy

    Manufacturing a PCB has both incoming and in-process inspection checkpoints along the way to a complete product

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  • Recalling the Leading PCB Technology Trends of the 2020s

    Recalling the Leading PCB Technology Trends of the 2020s

    The continuing saga of doing more with less in order to compete in the electronics hardware market

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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 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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