Early Stage Design Considerations of Starting a PCB Project from Scratch
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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.
Working With Analog vs. Digital Integrated Circuits in Your Layout
If you’re unsure of how to work with analog vs digital integrated circuits, here is some design and layout advice for your next PCB.
How to Reduce Respins of Your PCB Using SPICE Simulation
Producing multiple prototype PCBs to validate your circuits is a waste of time and money. Here is how to reduce respins of your PCB using SPICE simulation.
SPICE Demo Circuits and Netlists: Come Up To Speed Quickly on Your Schematic
For the best PCB design results you should simulate circuits, and for the best simulation results you should work first with SPICE demo circuits and netlists.
Being Prepared for Circuit Simulation with SPICE Model Libraries
When it’s time to get productive capturing your PCB circuit design schematics, you need to first be prepared for circuit simulation with SPICE model libraries.
Validating Ohm's Law With Circuit Simulators
Validating Ohm’s law is a fundamental task for any scientist or engineer. Here’s how you can use a circuit simulator to validate Ohm’s law.
SPICE Simulations with Switched-Mode Power Supplies
How can you determine what kind of issues exist with switch mode power supplies? Here’s how a circuit simulator can help.
PCBs and IoT: Being Prepared for Circuit Design Challenges
More and more PCB designers are stepping into the world of IoT design. Here are some ideas to help you to be prepared for the design challenges of PCBs and IoT.
Flat Schematics vs. Hierarchical Design
Every PCB design starts with a circuit diagram (also known as a schematic)—a graphical representation of all the components and their connections within an electrical circuit.
Cross Probing, Intertool Communication, and PCB Design
Part of your PCB design process can be described as bouncing back and forth between the schematic, which visually depicts the components and their connections as symbols in a circuit...
Power Supply in Schematic Capture and Circuit Simulation
From robots to electric vehicles to data centers and IoT devices—the one thing every circuit has in common is the need for a power supply. Different circuits will have...
From Logic to Hardware: How Do I Convert PCB Layout?
It is important that your circuit ideas are understood by PCB layout. If you’re wondering how do I convert PCB layout look no further than these guidelines.
RF PCB Routing Guidelines to Suppress Noise
Signal integrity is a big concern in RF boards. Suppress noise, clock skew, and manage impedance properly with RF PCB routing guidelines.
PLL or Phase Locked Loops in Wireless Communication Technologies
Here’s how phase locked loops act as a critical control system in your wireless PCB.
Identifying Electronic Components, Circuit Symbols, and Functions in Your Schematic
Sometimes a quick review of the basics can be helpful. Here’s some tips on identifying electronic components, circuit symbols, and functions in your schematic.
Shorts and Cuts: Post-fabrication Logic Changes
Circuits are usually developed with a few unknowns at the start. Future price and availability of key components is a typical day-one risk. The wise designer leaves themselves some room to...
So you’ve created a circuit diagram with OrCAD Capture, you’ve already run a design rule check (DRC), and you’re ready to verify your circuit’s electrical performance. How do you do it?
How Adding SPICE To Your EDA Workflow Makes Circuit Simulation Interactive
SPICE is short for Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis, and it’s the industry standard for open-source analog electronic circuit simulation.
Why You Should Incorporate Real-Time Circuit Simulation Into Your EDA Workflow
SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis) is a type of software tool for running analog electronic circuit simulations.
What is Annotation and Back Annotation in PCB Design?