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  • You Know You’re a PCB Designer When...

    You Know You’re a PCB Designer When...

    The command and layer names fall into our conversation making half of what we say indecipherable to the layperson.

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  • A PCB Designer’s Origin Story

    A PCB Designer’s Origin Story

    We all came from somewhere. My “somewhere” was a little village set against the forest in South Western Germany.

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  • Tips for Optimal High Speed SPI Layout Routing

    Tips for Optimal High Speed SPI Layout Routing

    High speed SPI layout routing helps achieve faster data transfer between microcontrollers and peripherals. Avoid suboptimal design with these tips.

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  • USB PCB Routing Tips for Peak Reliability and Performance

    USB PCB Routing Tips for Peak Reliability and Performance

    USB routing tips will consider many traditional routing methods with a tighter focus on power supply and EMI in your USB.

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  • Guide on PCB Trace Length Matching vs Frequency

    Guide on PCB Trace Length Matching vs Frequency

    Understanding PCB trace length matching vs frequency means knowing at what point you can operate propagation delay within expected or necessary signal integrity.

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  • How To Choose An Electronic Schematic Capture and Simulation Program

    How To Choose An Electronic Schematic Capture and Simulation Program

    Choosing an electronic schematic capture and simulation program should be easy when considering the need for these tools to work together.

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  • Flyback Transformer Design Tips For Beginners

    Flyback Transformer Design Tips For Beginners

    A flyback transformer is useful for high-efficiency energy storage and voltage conversion, however, matching peak primary current can be demanding on your designs.

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  • Serpentine Routing Tips to Snake in Your Tuned Traces

    Serpentine Routing Tips to Snake in Your Tuned Traces

    In today’s high speed PCB designs, measured and matched length traces must be accurate. Here are some tips on how to automatically add this serpentine routing.

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  • Electrical Analogues of Simple Harmonic Motion in PCB Design

    Electrical Analogues of Simple Harmonic Motion in PCB Design

    Simple harmonic motion is actually an important concept in electronics. Here is how it relates to the response of oscillating circuits.

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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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  • Implementation Strategies for Design for Manufacture and Assembly Constraints

    Implementation Strategies for Design for Manufacture and Assembly Constraints

    What is the best option when choosing among implementation strategies for design and manufacturing and assembly? Read this blog for the answer and why.

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  • Electronic Interconnect Design Considerations in PCB Layout

    Electronic Interconnect Design Considerations in PCB Layout

    To help you be prepared for the different design aspects you will find in your PCB layout, here are some electronic interconnect design considerations for you.

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  • Lost in Translation: Solving Common Issues in High-Speed Design

    Lost in Translation: 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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  • Maximum Power Transfer Theorem in Circuit Design

    Maximum Power Transfer Theorem in Circuit Design

    Don’t lose your power during DC and AC circuit design. Here’s why you should keep the maximum power transfer theorem in mind.

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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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  • Defining an AC/DC Sweep Simulation Profile

    Defining an AC/DC Sweep Simulation Profile

    Looking to examine the response of your circuit? You’ll need to build a AC/DC sweep simulation profile. Here’s what you can learn with this analysis.

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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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  • What’s In a Circuit Board Layer Stackup: PCB Layers Explained

    What’s In a Circuit Board Layer Stackup: PCB Layers Explained

    There are a lot of layers in life, and that includes the circuit boards that we work with. To better understand those layers, here are PCB layers explained.

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  • Achieving PCI-E Compliance: Getting It Right the First Time

    Achieving PCI-E Compliance: Getting It Right the First Time

    Thoroughly analyzing and testing electromagnetic effects of high-speed PCB interconnects as well as component packages for optimal signal integrity performance is essential to create

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  • MII and RMII Routing Guidelines for Ethernet

    MII and RMII Routing Guidelines for Ethernet

    Designing an Ethernet-capable device? You’ll need to familiarize yourself with MII and RMII routing guidelines. Learn more from Cadence.

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