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  • Making the Little Things Count on Your PCB Design

    Making the Little Things Count on Your PCB Design

    Even as everything related to electronics shrinks in size, a few small areas that we have been able to ignore so far remain. Along with the physical reduction, we also encounter reductions in our...

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  • The Next Generation of DDR5 Is Near: Here’s How to Prepare

    The Next Generation of DDR5 Is Near: Here’s How to Prepare

    This past summer, Cadence and Micron teamed up to demo the first IP interface in silicon for a preliminary version of the DDR5-4400 IMC. The chip was fabricated with TSMC’s 7nm...

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  • Taking High Speed PCB Layout to the Next Level

    Taking High Speed PCB Layout to the Next Level

    The word from the boardroom is that high speed digital design begins to resemble RF work somewhere around the 1 GB/s. Anything that happens a thousand million times per second had better....

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  • Techniques to Reduce EMI In Your PCB Designs

    Techniques to Reduce EMI In Your PCB Designs

    Electromagnetic interference (EMI) is electromagnetic energy that disrupts the signaling and it's all around us.

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  • Mixed Signal PCB Design Techniques

    Mixed Signal PCB Design Techniques

    The analog world in which we live is constantly being captured in one way or another, and the media is being shared globally. In between the creation and consumption of all of this data

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  • Notes from the Board Room: on Signal Integrity

    Notes from the Board Room: on Signal Integrity

    Signal Integrity is a make-or-break chunk of the design effort. Let's say that the last little bit of blue space on the board is right next to the RF receive chain. Let's further assume that at...

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  • How Network Latency Affects the Future of Autonomous Vehicles

    How Network Latency Affects the Future of Autonomous Vehicles

    According to data from the Boston Consulting Group, the market for connected/autonomous vehicles (CAVs) will grow to 42 billion USD by 2025. It is also expected that by 2020, 10 million...

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  • Notes from the Board Room - on Checklists

    Notes from the Board Room - on Checklists

    Not just one, there should be a sanity check at every major step in the life of a layout. Some of us fondly remember the Apollo program on the grainy black-and-white TVs of the day. The whole...

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  • How Do Manufacturing Tolerances Work?

    How Do Manufacturing Tolerances Work?

    In July 2017, a rollercoaster ride in Ohio failed dramatically, killing one person and injuring seven others. The cause of the accident? Corrosion. Roller coasters must operate and withstand...

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  • Notes from the Board Room - A day in the life of a Googler

    Notes from the Board Room - A day in the life of a Googler

    In my quest to become a world famous PCB designer, (stop laughing!) I've taken to putting my own words on the screen and sharing them here. My job is to enable design wins, period. It's a cruel...

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  • What is the Cost of Field Failures?

    What is the Cost of Field Failures?

    We see it in the news frequently; a battery explodes, car brakes malfunction, electronic systems are hacked, a material inexplicably fails. Field failures are costly and unforgiving, necessitating...

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  • 5 Ways to Assess PCB Constraint Management Systems for High-Speed Designs

    5 Ways to Assess PCB Constraint Management Systems for High-Speed Designs

    A sound constraint management design process helps to foster a correct-by-design approach, reduces time-to-market, and ultimately optimizes the design process—eliminating the undefined,...

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  • Using TimingDesigner to Generate SDC Timing Constraints

    Using TimingDesigner to Generate SDC Timing Constraints

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  • Notes on Impedance - Part 2

    Notes on Impedance - Part 2

    If one is good, then two should be even better. That's not really the principle behind differential pairs, but it's a place to start. Each line has resistance/impedance, so two of them would have...

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  • Notes on Impedance - Part 1

    Notes on Impedance - Part 1

    There's scarcely a printed circuit board that doesn't have some form of impedance control. The trend is more and still more because the "Things" part of the Internet of Things all want to talk to...

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  • OrCAD Sigrity ERC Impedance and Couplings

    OrCAD Sigrity ERC Impedance and Couplings

    Boards are too complex for old SI rules of thumb, and deadlines are too tight to get help from an SI expert. And finding the budget for an extra board s pin to measure signals manually may not be...

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  • Constraint Manager for OrCAD Demo

    Constraint Manager for OrCAD Demo

    Watch our 20 minute demo to see how Constraint Manager for OrCAD can help you effortlessly specific, communicate, and track design intent.

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  • Have OrCAD Capture? You also have Signal Integrity Capabilities

    Have OrCAD Capture? You also have Signal Integrity Capabilities

    The inherent need to address signal quality challenges is no longer limited to just high-end, high-speed, signal integrity experts. OrCAD provides an integrated analysis environment with powerful...

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  • 2017 Allegro High Speed Demo

    2017 Allegro High Speed Demo

    Learn more about the Cadence Allegro and PCB High Speed Option in this 20-minute demo.

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