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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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  • OrCAD 2019: Customize Your PCB Experience

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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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  • Using Daughter Cards to Increase Functionality

    Using Daughter Cards to Increase Functionality

    There has always been room for improvement on a system of multiple printed circuit boards. In many cases, an RF module will be added to a PC board.

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  • Are You a Little Board?

    Are You a Little Board?

    The whole world gets a little smaller and a little faster every other day. The underlying magic that supports this flow of knowledge is constantly evolving to keep up.

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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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  • DDR4 Routing Guidelines for PCB and the Advancements in PCB Architecture

    DDR4 Routing Guidelines for PCB and the Advancements in PCB Architecture

    DDR4 is the new current generation of RAM and with it comes new routing guidelines for PCB implementation.

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  • Preparing Circuits Online: Modeling and Simulation for IoT Devices

    Preparing Circuits Online: Modeling and Simulation for IoT Devices

    Making circuits online will enable you to bring IoT devices to production faster and with less stress. The internet of things is approachable from all levels of PCB design.

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  • What is the Physics of Failure and Does it Increase Reliability?

    What is the Physics of Failure and Does it Increase Reliability?

    The physics of failure is an invaluable analysis tool for perfecting designs and improving upon them.

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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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  • How Sustainable Electronics Materials are the Future of the PCB Industry

    How Sustainable Electronics Materials are the Future of the PCB Industry

    The use of sustainable electronics materials is environmentally friendly, provides lower manufacturing costs, and increases production.

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  • What are the Cost Considerations for 4-layer, 6-layer, and 8-layer PCB Designs?

    What are the Cost Considerations for 4-layer, 6-layer, and 8-layer PCB Designs?

    When comparing PCB cost by layer, be sure to address all of the needs of the application before making any design decisions.

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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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  • FMEA Risk Assessment for PCB Component Selection

    FMEA Risk Assessment for PCB Component Selection

    Conducting an FMEA risk assessment of the components used on your PCB design will help to assure quality and availability before you begin circuit simulation.

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  • Digital Logic Circuit Design Simulation Software

    Digital Logic Circuit Design Simulation Software

    The use of simulation software affords you the ability to create a virtual exact replication of components and circuit designs without actual expenditures being incurred.

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  • HDI Routing Challenges and Tips

    HDI Routing Challenges and Tips

    HDI routing requires understanding of tight component layout, EMI interactivity, and current flow distribution

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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...

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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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  • Common Types of Low Power Clocks and the Use of Simulation Software

    Common Types of Low Power Clocks and the Use of Simulation Software

    Low power clock circuit simulation provides invaluable design insight and reduces cost as well as build times. All the while improving overall circuit design.

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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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