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  • Your Route to Design Success

    Your Route to Design Success

    Achieving routing closure can be one of the most difficult tasks in the PCB design process. User surveys have shown that routing often takes up 50% or more of the PCB design cycle.

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  • OrCAD 2019: Customize Your PCB Experience

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  • Acid Traps: Embrace Optimal Etchant Usage by Fabricators

    Acid Traps: Embrace Optimal Etchant Usage by Fabricators

    While acid traps are not particularly common these days due to more commonly accessible and superior options, they are still a necessary history within fabrication processes

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  • Eco-Friendly Printed Circuit Boards: Present and Future Manufacturability

    Eco-Friendly Printed Circuit Boards: Present and Future Manufacturability

    Eco-friendly printed circuit boards are becoming more practical than ever due to innovations in pulling durable base materials from recycled or alternative products.

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  • Using a Varactor Diode In a Tuning Circuit

    Using a Varactor Diode In a Tuning Circuit

    Varactor diodes are used in a number of systems that require voltage-controlled tuning. Here are some important applications.

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  • Thevenin and Norton Equivalent Circuits

    Thevenin and Norton Equivalent Circuits

    Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuit can be found and simulated for using smart simulation tools in your circuit design.

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  • Understanding Low Voltage Power Supply in PCB Design

    Understanding Low Voltage Power Supply in PCB Design

    Low voltage power supply design requires an intensive understanding of the voltage requirements for your various components, and managing proper trace width techniques.

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  • What is Nonlinear FEA and What Attributes to the Source of Nonlinearity?

    What is Nonlinear FEA and What Attributes to the Source of Nonlinearity?

    The use of Nonlinear FEA is essential in solving PDEs, and it provides the ability to estimate the aggregate effects of small changes.

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  • Bad Alternator Diodes: Automotive Systems and Electronic Design

    Bad Alternator Diodes: Automotive Systems and Electronic Design

    When working with your automotive designs, you might encounter a bad alternator diode. Smarter automotive system design can help decrease vulnerabilities.

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  • Analyzing Noise Power Spectral Density in Your Electronics

    Analyzing Noise Power Spectral Density in Your Electronics

    You can identify noise sources by looking at the noise power spectral density for your continuous time signals.

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  • What is Signal to Noise Ratio and How to calculate it?

    What is Signal to Noise Ratio and How to calculate it?

    The signal-to-noise ratio is the ratio between the desired information or the power of a signal and the undesired signal or the power of the background noise.

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  • The Isolated Power Supply in Your PCB Design

    The Isolated Power Supply in Your PCB Design

    The cornerstone of a good PCB design is its power supply. Here are some tips on how to create the cleanest operating isolated power supply on your PCB.

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  • PN Junction Diodes: Voltage Characteristics

    PN Junction Diodes: Voltage Characteristics

    PN junction diodes require conductivity management and require a keen eye for voltage designs.

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  • On-Demand Webinar: What's New in OrCAD 17.4

    On-Demand Webinar: What's New in OrCAD 17.4

    Get a first look at what’s new in the latest release. With a singular focus on improving your design experience and productivity this release provides a host of new capabilities and enhancements...

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  • PDN: Gives Your Board Life

    PDN: Gives Your Board Life

    See how you can design with confidence knowing your PDN is up to the task and keep your products humming smoothly.

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  • Structural Return Loss in High Frequency and High Speed Systems

    Structural Return Loss in High Frequency and High Speed Systems

    If you’re working at high frequencies, then you might encounter structural return loss. Here’s how to avoid designing return loss dominated channels.

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  • What to Bring to the PCB Design Review

    What to Bring to the PCB Design Review

    Even the simplest layout will require deliverables for assembly including custom paste stencil and a bill of materials to associate the correct component for each location on the board.

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  • Common Sources of BOM Rejection and How to Prevent Them

    Common Sources of BOM Rejection and How to Prevent Them

    BOM denied. Redesign required. Dreaded words to any engineering team. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way.

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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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  • 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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