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PCB Design For Solder Mask Defined Footprints
The right clearance and tolerance for your solder mask defined footprints is important so you don't run into any assembly issues.
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.
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.
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.
What is FMEA Lean Manufacturing and How to Implement it?
FMEA lean manufacturing provides invaluable design insight and reduces cost as well as build times. It also reduces cost, failures and increases production.
What is Via Current and How to Measure its Effects?
Vias and their current carrying capacity affects the overall PCB functionality and design.
Designing a Capacitance Multiplier as a Power Supply Filter
A capacitance multiplier should be an important part of your power conditioning strategy. Here’s what you need to know about a capacitance multiplier.
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.
Types of Analog Signals and Unique Layout Considerations
For the best performance of your analog circuits, here are some layout tips that will help your types of analog signals to work as you intended them to.
Analog Waveform Generation and Analysis
There are many applications where a unique analog waveform is desirable. Here’s how you can generate and analyze different analog waveforms.
Introduction to Non-parametric Analysis for Electronics
Non-parametric analysis is best suited for the analyzing of functionality and performance when the aim is to quantify a comparison.
Component Reliability Considerations with Circuit Simulation
A headache for PCB designers is having to locate and correct component reliability problems on a finished board. Here’s some ideas to help before you design.
Applying TRL Calibration for Noncoaxial Measurements
Utilizing TRL calibration to obtain noncoaxial measurements provides the easiest and most accurate readings.
Resonant Frequency vs. Natural Frequency in Oscillator Circuits
Some engineers still use resonant frequency and natural frequency interchangeably, but they are not always the same. Here’s why damping is important.
Testability Analysis Framework for Non-functional Requirements
Testability analysis is an integral part of all design practices. The need to assess a product’s capabilities and behavior in a real-world setting is paramount.
Forward Converter Circuit Design and Analysis
Here’s what you need to know about a forward converter and how to model its behavior in a SPICE simulator.
Understanding Link Budgets and Balancing SNR Ratios
Your link budget indicates gain and losses throughout a system, but noise and other factors may affect the equation significantly.
ESD Protection Design for Integrated Circuits in CMOS Technology
Proper ESD protection design is your first and last defense against IC failure in the world of CMOS technology.
Determining the Impedance of a Circuit and How It Affects Your PCB
The impedance of a circuit can be determined by hand or with Cadence’s precision simulation and analysis tools.
Why Getting The Right Schematic Design Software Matters For PCB Designers