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  •  How to Design Reliable Analog ASICs

    How to Design Reliable Analog ASICs

    Designing analog ASICs should be performed with the same objectives of operational and structural reliability as for PCBA design, as we explain in this blog.

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  •  The PCB Test Point and Its Importance to Circuit Board Manufacturing

    The PCB Test Point and Its Importance to Circuit Board Manufacturing

    This article talks about what a PCB test point is, how it is used, and why it is important to the successful manufacturing of a printed circuit board.

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  • FMECA vs Fault Tree Analysis: Which is Best for Risk Management?

    FMECA vs Fault Tree Analysis: Which is Best for Risk Management?

    In this blog, we compare FMECA vs fault tree analysis and answer the question of which one is better for your PCBA risk management. The answer may surprise you.

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  • How to Test a Circuit Board

    How to Test a Circuit Board

    Learning how to test a circuit board is not as difficult as one would think. Here is a list of instructions and tools to ensure your design is functional.

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  • How to Find a Short Circuit on a PCB

    How to Find a Short Circuit on a PCB

    Knowing how to find a short circuit in your design can save you a lot of time and money. Let’s look at how to do this and what to look for.

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  • Converting Capacitance to Impedance and the Relationship Between the Two

    Converting Capacitance to Impedance and the Relationship Between the Two

    Converting capacitance to impedance is a necessary requirement for accurate AC circuit analysis.

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  • Using Figure of Merit in Electronic Systems for PCBA Cost-Benefit Analysis

    Using Figure of Merit in Electronic Systems for PCBA Cost-Benefit Analysis

    The use of a figure of merit in electronic systems, as we explain in this blog, can help you improve the cost-effectiveness of your PCBA development.

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  • Using Power Factor Calculations for PCBA Reliability

    Using Power Factor Calculations for PCBA Reliability

    Using power flow calculations to optimize your signals during design, as discussed in this blog, can shave time and costs from your board development process.

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  • Considering PCB Assembly Cost And Design Constraints

    Considering PCB Assembly Cost And Design Constraints

    PCB assembly cost is a crucial component of any PCB design project. Here are a few key considerations with regard to PCB assembly cost.

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  • Reliability Assurance for Electronic Systems

    Reliability Assurance for Electronic Systems

    This article describes how Design for Reliability processes impact component selection and circuit design.

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  • VDC Output Power Supply: Types and Applications

    VDC Output Power Supply: Types and Applications

    In most cases, a VDC output power supply is a simple AC-to-DC converter that has a power supply voltage of 110 or 220 VAC, which it converts into VDC.

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  • FMEA vs. FTA: An Analysis of Methods for Printed Circuit Board Assembly

    FMEA vs. FTA: An Analysis of Methods for Printed Circuit Board Assembly

    The use of FMEA and FTA analyses benefit a company throughout the design process, manufacturing process, and in-field use of their products.

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  • Applying Failure Oriented Accelerated Testing (FOAT) to Your PCB DFR

    Applying Failure Oriented Accelerated Testing (FOAT) to Your PCB DFR

    Is physical testing for reliability really necessary? In this blog, we show how to use failure oriented accelerated testing (FOAT) and save unnecessary time and costs.

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  • Common Types of FEA Analysis for PCB Development

    Common Types of FEA Analysis for PCB Development

    Knowing and applying the types of FEA analysis discussed in this blog will improve your design’s manufacturability and reliability.

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  • PCB Design as Related to Defense Contractors

    PCB Design as Related to Defense Contractors

    The Department of Defense is one of the biggest technology customers in the world. Landing a contract can make a company. It can also be a yoke around their neck.

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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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  • 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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  • The Tolerance Problem

    The Tolerance Problem

    There are three main factors in play that determine the results of operations. One is the cost of goods sold, two is the price the goods fetch and three is how long does the product last

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  • The Case For Using Copper Pour on Routing Layers

    The Case For Using Copper Pour on Routing Layers

    Doing special things with a circuit pattern is a hallmark of analog design. All of the important signals on the board added together are equal in importance to one net; that net is the ground net.

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  • Precision Tools for ECAD-MCAD Co-Design of Multi-Board PCBs

    Precision Tools for ECAD-MCAD Co-Design of Multi-Board PCBs

    As PCB design increases in complexity, it is more important than ever that designers use ECAD-MCAD co-design of multi-board PCBs to shorten design schedules.

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