Cost/Performance/Yield Optimization

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • MTBF, MTTR, MTTF, and FIT: Design Reliability Measures for Electronics

    MTBF, MTTR, MTTF, and FIT: Design Reliability Measures for Electronics

    MTBF, MTTR, MTTF, and FIT are measures for design reliability that engineers can use on their electronic devices.

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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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  • Frequency Mixer Circuits: Applications and Topology Types

    Frequency Mixer Circuits: Applications and Topology Types

    Frequency mixer circuits offers superior frequency manipulation capabilities for precise frequency design applications.

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  • Anti-aliasing Filter Design and Applications in Sampling

    Anti-aliasing Filter Design and Applications in Sampling

    Here’s how an anti-aliasing filter design helps prevent signal distortion during sampling and A/D conversion.

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  • The PCB Ground Plane and How it is Used in Your Design

    The PCB Ground Plane and How it is Used in Your Design

    Like the foundation of a house, the PCB ground plane must be designed correctly to make sure that the circuit board will operate smoothly without failures.

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  • Power Amplifier Oscillation: Parasitics and Effects on Amplifiers

    Power Amplifier Oscillation: Parasitics and Effects on Amplifiers

    Parasitic Oscillation in power amplifiers reduce functionality and amplifier performance.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Rigid-Flex Stackup Design Optimization

    Rigid-Flex Stackup Design Optimization

    The use of rigid-flex stackups is increasing rapidly. Your ability to make the best use of this technology depends upon CM collaboration and having the right design tools, as we discuss in this blog.

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  • Thermal Pads vs Thermal Paste: How Best to Beat the Heat

    Thermal Pads vs Thermal Paste: How Best to Beat the Heat

    To conduct heat from the hot components on your PCB to their heat sinks, you need to choose between thermal pads vs thermal paste. Here is some help on that.

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  • PCB Design and Risk Benefit Analysis in Component Placement

    PCB Design and Risk Benefit Analysis in Component Placement

    A good component placement can make or break your PCB design. See here how using your design tools for a risk benefit analysis in component placement can help.

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  • Component Reliability Engineer: The Guidelines and Responsibilities

    Component Reliability Engineer: The Guidelines and Responsibilities

    To better understand the responsibilities of being a component reliability engineer, here are some guidelines and other information on what you can expect.

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  • The Benefits of Electronic Component Cost Volume Analysis in PCB Design

    The Benefits of Electronic Component Cost Volume Analysis in PCB Design

    Choosing the best priced components to use on your circuit board can save you a lot of money as long as you look to component cost volume analysis first.

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  • How IR LED Voltage Drop Effects LED Performance and Life Cycle

    How IR LED Voltage Drop Effects LED Performance and Life Cycle

    Infrared LEDs are quite tolerant of the variations in applied power, but their voltage drops must be considered when designing your PCBs.

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