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  •  AC Peak Voltage vs. Peak-to-Peak Voltage vs. RMS Voltage

    AC Peak Voltage vs. Peak-to-Peak Voltage vs. RMS Voltage

    Differentiating between AC peak voltage and RMS voltage is critical to circuit design, device functionality, and device lifecycle.

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  • The Importance of Capacitor Impedance in AC Circuit Analysis and How to Calculate It

    The Importance of Capacitor Impedance in AC Circuit Analysis and How to Calculate It

    Capacitor impedance is the active resistance of an electrical circuit or component to AC current.

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  • Comprehensive PN Diode Analysis with PSpice

    Comprehensive PN Diode Analysis with PSpice

    Why guess about PN diode operation when you can determine the characteristic explicitly using PSpice? We explain more in this blog.

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  •  Kirchhoff’s Junction Rule: Understanding Circuit Current Optimization

    Kirchhoff’s Junction Rule: Understanding Circuit Current Optimization

    Working through circuit board current and voltage necessities will want you to keep up-to-date with

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  • Clamp Diodes and Transient Voltage Protection in Circuit Boards

    Clamp Diodes and Transient Voltage Protection in Circuit Boards

    Clamp diodes, or diodes in clamping circuits, are installed to help guard circuits from transient voltage.

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  •  Bandpass Filter Bode Plot and Analysis

    Bandpass Filter Bode Plot and Analysis

    Here’s what you need to know about bandpass filter Bode plot. You’ll find some simple examples in this article

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  • The Use of the Monte Carlo Method in Sensitivity Analysis and Its Advantages

    The Use of the Monte Carlo Method in Sensitivity Analysis and Its Advantages

    A Monte Carlo sensitivity analysis affords several advantages over single-point estimate or deterministic analysis.

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  • Difference Between AC and DC Current in Circuit Boards

    Difference Between AC and DC Current in Circuit Boards

    Different design methods can reduce noise caused by AC and DC currents.

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  • When to Use Nodal Analysis in the Frequency Domain

    When to Use Nodal Analysis in the Frequency Domain

    Working with nodal analysis in the frequency domain is easy with the right set of simulation tools.

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  • Pulse Width Modulation Characteristics and the Effects of Frequency and Duty Cycle

    Pulse Width Modulation Characteristics and the Effects of Frequency and Duty Cycle

    PWM frequency and duty cycle determine how much power is delivered to a device and can be used to control a wide variety of devices.

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  • Working with a Shunt Voltage Regulator in Your PCB Layout

    Working with a Shunt Voltage Regulator in Your PCB Layout

    A shunt voltage regulator gives you a simple way to build a linear regulator with reasonably high efficiency.

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  •  Finding AC Steady State Values in Nodal Analysis

    Finding AC Steady State Values in Nodal Analysis

    The steady state value in nodal analysis can be easy to determine if you have the best circuit design and simulation software.

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  • Interpreting a Laplace Transform for Your Circuits and Signals

    Interpreting a Laplace Transform for Your Circuits and Signals

    The Laplace transform is an important generalization of Fourier transforms for time-domain waveforms. Here’s what Laplace transforms mean and how to use them.

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  • Advanced Small Signal Model BJT Analysis with PSpice

    Advanced Small Signal Model BJT Analysis with PSpice

    What is a small signal model BJT analysis? In this blog, the model is defined along with why you need the power of PSpice for accurate and efficient evaluation.

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  • How to Use Multiple Batteries in a Circuit: A Beginner's Guide

    How to Use Multiple Batteries in a Circuit: A Beginner's Guide

    There are various ways to use multiple batteries in a circuit depending on the desired outcome. Here is a guide about how to do so safely.

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  • Series RLC Circuit Design and Analysis in Your PCB

    Series RLC Circuit Design and Analysis in Your PCB

    Series RLC circuit behavior is best known for producing resonance, but it also arises in describing parasitics. Here’s what you need to know about series RLC circuits.

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  • Using Peak Current Flow to Optimize PCBA Layout

    Using Peak Current Flow to Optimize PCBA Layout

    Knowing the peak current flows on your board will allow you to optimize the design, as we describe in this blog and avoid severe consequences.

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  • Tracking Voltage and Current in Your Circuit

    Tracking Voltage and Current in Your Circuit

    You don’t need to use pen and paper for tracking voltage and current in your circuit—use an integrated SPICE simulator instead.

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  • Decoupling Capacitor Placement in PCB Layout

    Decoupling Capacitor Placement in PCB Layout

    Decoupling capacitor placement is important in circuit design and layout for controlling voltage flux as well as EMI in your electronic hardware.

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  • How to Model Warburg Impedance in Circuit Simulators

    How to Model Warburg Impedance in Circuit Simulators

    Transistors operating in the diffusion regime can be described using a Warburg impedance and equivalent Warburg circuit model.

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