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  • Differential Pair Signal Analysis: Clarifying Signals and Routing

    Differential Pair Signal Analysis: Clarifying Signals and Routing

    Design teams can eliminate EMI and noise with carefully differential routing and analysis of differential signals.

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  • The PCB Soldering Process for Your Circuit Board Design

    The PCB Soldering Process for Your Circuit Board Design

    Once the design is done there are different ways that manufacturers will solder the board. Here’s a description of the PCB soldering process that might be used.

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  • How To Eliminate Crosstalk In Your High-speed PCB Design

    How To Eliminate Crosstalk In Your High-speed PCB Design

    Learn how to eliminate unwanted interference in your PCB design.

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  • A Brief Primer On the Different Types of PCB Vias

    A Brief Primer On the Different Types of PCB Vias

    Learn about the different types of vias, including through holes, blind vias, and buried vias.

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  • Trust the Best PCB Design Guidelines to Lead You to Success

    Trust the Best PCB Design Guidelines to Lead You to Success

    PCB design guidelines should not be feared and instead be looked at as valuable tools that will help us navigate our way through the design process.

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  • How to Prevent Clock Skew in PCB Design

    How to Prevent Clock Skew in PCB Design

    Clock skew involves data signals being improperly sent and received. Preventing clock skew is important for your device working properly.

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  • Compensating Thermal Effects in Mechatronic Systems

    Compensating Thermal Effects in Mechatronic Systems

    Precision mechanical control can best be achieved by compensating thermal effects in mechatronic systems. Here are some design tips for mechatronic control systems.

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  • Common DFM “Gotchas”

    Common DFM “Gotchas”

    Technical questions that you should solve before you share your data with the factory.

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  • Differential Signaling Demystified

    Differential Signaling Demystified

    Differential signaling is a sophisticated technique for overcoming the limitations of single-ended PCB design.

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  • How the Total Etch Length Tool Makes Routing Differential Pairs Easier

    How the Total Etch Length Tool Makes Routing Differential Pairs Easier

    Find out how to keep your differential pair trace lengths equal with OrCAD’s Total Etch Length feature.

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  • Designing a Photodiode Circuit for Your Next PCB

    Designing a Photodiode Circuit for Your Next PCB

    Whether you need a simple optical sensor or you need to receive modulated optical pulses, you’ll need the right photodiode circuit.

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  •  Electronics Design for IoT Architecture Involves Smart Device Integration

    Electronics Design for IoT Architecture Involves Smart Device Integration

    In order for your electronics design for IoT architecture to work you must consider the broader picture of signal strength, environment, and interactions with other devices.

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  • What is a Guard Ring and How to Design It Properly

    What is a Guard Ring and How to Design It Properly

    Learning what a guard ring is and how proper design techniques behind it can help your circuits is a process worth knowing.

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  • PCB Design Tips to Reduce Electronics Waste

    PCB Design Tips to Reduce Electronics Waste

    Reducing electronics waste is an endeavor that can be begun throughout all stages of the design and production process. Utilizing smart guidelines makes it easier.

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  • The Part Shortage Chronicles

    The Part Shortage Chronicles

    When the Parts Run Out, Make A Friend and Make Your Quarter.

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  • Just How Wide Should a PCB 50 Ohm Trace Width Be?

    Just How Wide Should a PCB 50 Ohm Trace Width Be?

    A critical step in high-speed PCB design is controlled impedance trace routing. To get this right, you need to know how wide a PCB 50 ohm trace width should be.

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  • Op-Amp Characteristics for Simulation, Models, and PCB Design

    Op-Amp Characteristics for Simulation, Models, and PCB Design

    Fundamental operational amplifier characteristics are important for considering the security of your designs when utilizing these components.

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  • PCB Design for Pulse Width Modulation Applications

    PCB Design for Pulse Width Modulation Applications

    From motors to servo control systems, there are plenty of pulse width modulation applications to consider for your next PCB.

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  •  Types of Voltage and Current Source: Empower Your Designs

    Types of Voltage and Current Source: Empower Your Designs

    Understanding the formation of voltage and current source will enable you to have a much more fluid discussion with regard to the power necessities of your circuits.

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  • Passive Electronic Components: Building Blocks of Electronic Circuits

    Passive Electronic Components: Building Blocks of Electronic Circuits

    Critical circuit functions are provided by passive electronic components. Learn the differences and uses of these building blocks of electronic circuit design.

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