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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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  • 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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  • Using Lasers to Fabricate Printed Circuit Boards; The Light Work

    Using Lasers to Fabricate Printed Circuit Boards; The Light Work

    Lasers have always been around. At least, it seems so when we can read how they were used on the Apollo missions. Lasers were part of a range finder for the space ships to know their precise altitude.

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  • Thermo-Electric Cooling, A Counter-Measure to High Current Density on a PCB

    Thermo-Electric Cooling, A Counter-Measure to High Current Density on a PCB

    Thermo-electric cooling, or TEC, has been seen as a breakthrough in small refrigerators that do not consume a whole lot of power.

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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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  • How CAD and CAM Work Together

    How CAD and CAM Work Together

    PCB CAD layout people end their job by creating electronic files that the CAM operator uses to generate the photo tools for the PCB.

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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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  • Time Domain Analysis vs Frequency Domain Analysis: A Guide and Comparison

    Time Domain Analysis vs Frequency Domain Analysis: A Guide and Comparison

    The use of both time domain and frequency domain analysis techniques yield the most useful insight into your design requirement needs.

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  • Analog Comparators, Differentials, and Detectors

    Analog Comparators, Differentials, and Detectors

    The analog comparator comes in a variety of types to accommodate various applicational uses depending on voltage or signal needs of devices.

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  • VCO vs. NCO: Which Synthesizer Should You Use?

    VCO vs. NCO: Which Synthesizer Should You Use?

    The simulation tools in PSpice can help you choose between a VCO vs. NCO for your synthesizer, PLL, or coherent detector.

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  • Difference Between Microprocessor and Microcontroller: Pin Count and Processing Power

    Difference Between Microprocessor and Microcontroller: Pin Count and Processing Power

    The difference between microprocessors and microcontrollers is between processing speed demands and data rates for applications.

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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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  • Microvia Aspect Ratio in PCB Design

    Microvia Aspect Ratio in PCB Design

    Designing a high density printed circuit board may require the use of microvias, and understanding microvia aspect ratios will help you to know how to use them.

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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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  • SerDes Design: High Speed Electronic Challenges

    SerDes Design: High Speed Electronic Challenges

    The challenges facing designers using SerDes is continuously increasing in difficulty due to data and speed demands.

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  • Insertion Loss vs. Return Loss: Signal Transmission and Reflection

    Insertion Loss vs. Return Loss: Signal Transmission and Reflection

    The combination of the measurement parameters insertion loss and return loss, provide an accurate assessment of efficiency and performance.

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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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  • Modeling a Relay with Diode for Surge Protection

    Modeling a Relay with Diode for Surge Protection

    The transient analysis tools in PSpice are ideal for modeling a relay with diode circuit.

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