PCB Design

  • RF Technologies for Low-Power Wireless Communications: Ambient Backscatter

    RF Technologies for Low-Power Wireless Communications: Ambient Backscatter

    Ambient backscatter can enable a new generation of low power devices by allowing them to harvest energy and communicate using existing RF signals.

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  • How to Prevent Hairline Short Circuits in Your PCB Circuit Design

    How to Prevent Hairline Short Circuits in Your PCB Circuit Design

    Prevent hairline short circuits by maximizing coppers clearances and by employing post-manufacturing testing. Read on to find out more.

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  • High Voltage PCB Design: Creepage and Clearance Distance

    High Voltage PCB Design: Creepage and Clearance Distance

    High voltage PCBs have more rigorous design parameters than your average PCB. Read on to find out why spacing matters in your high voltage circuit.

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  • Internet of Things Hardware Platforms Are Becoming Flexible

    Internet of Things Hardware Platforms Are Becoming Flexible

    There’s a huge market out there for flexible IoT hardware platforms. Learn from those already in the space, and design boards that can grab a piece of the pie.

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  • Capturing Key PCB Design Elements in the Design Document

    Capturing Key PCB Design Elements in the Design Document

    Capture the right details in your PCB design documentation and meet design specifications every time.

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  • USB Type-C: A New Frontier for Power and Data Transmission

    USB Type-C: A New Frontier for Power and Data Transmission

    As we increase our efforts to advance the IoT (Internet of Things), USB Type-C connectors have paved the way for enhanced connectivity, faster data transmissions, and less power consumption.

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  • Structural Integrity and the Challenges of Rigid-Flex PCB Design

    Structural Integrity and the Challenges of Rigid-Flex PCB Design

    Bend it, don’t break it! Master the requirements of IPC 2223C Design Standard for Flex Printed Boards.

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  • Why It Is Best to Separate Your General Purpose Controller into Two PCBs

    Why It Is Best to Separate Your General Purpose Controller into Two PCBs

    The manufacturing costs might be higher, but a modular general purpose controller is a better long-term PCB design solution.

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  • PCB Circuit Products: Should You Design for Repair?

    PCB Circuit Products: Should You Design for Repair?

    Should you design your PCB products for in-house repairs or so consumers can do it themselves? Read on to find out.

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  • Semiconductor Fiber Could Replace Fiber Optic Cable Transmission Lines

    Semiconductor Fiber Could Replace Fiber Optic Cable Transmission Lines

    Optical fiber made from semiconductors could bring us the advantages of both electrical and optical conductors.

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  • Why You Should Follow These Best Practices In Real Time Clock Design

    Why You Should Follow These Best Practices In Real Time Clock Design

    An inaccurate RTC can cost you thousands of dollars in repairs and recalls. Read more to find out how to avoid this scenario.

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  • How Google Glass Technology Works and What Makes It Tick

    How Google Glass Technology Works and What Makes It Tick

    Google Glass is coming back with a new and improved version. Read more about how it all works and what components it might have.

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  • Google Glass Enterprise Edition Breaks Into Workplace Market

    Google Glass Enterprise Edition Breaks Into Workplace Market

    The new Google Glass is targeting workplaces with success and could grab a piece of the growing HUD market.

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  • What Causes Ringing on a PCB and How to Solve It

    What Causes Ringing on a PCB and How to Solve It

    Ringing can occur on both long and short traces for different reasons. Here’s why and how to prevent it.

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  • How a Single Ground Connection Messed up 100 Units of MP3 Players

    How a Single Ground Connection Messed up 100 Units of MP3 Players

    How to keep your analog and digital grounds separate for audio applications

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  • Switching vs Linear Voltage Regulator: What’s the Best Choice for Your Power Management Circuit?

    Switching vs Linear Voltage Regulator: What’s the Best Choice for Your Power Management Circuit?

    Wondering which voltage regulator you should use? Here are the pros and cons of switching and linear voltage regulators.

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  • The IoT is Developing New Technologies for Aging in Place

    The IoT is Developing New Technologies for Aging in Place

    Smart appliances and the IoT are helping seniors, but this technology still has a lot of room for improvement.

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  • How Smart Technology Is Being Used to Combat Parkinson's Disease

    How Smart Technology Is Being Used to Combat Parkinson's Disease

    How embedded systems are being applied to help patients with Parkinson’s Disease

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  • Will RS485 Survive Wireless Communication Technology

    Will RS485 Survive Wireless Communication Technology

    Will wireless communication make tried and true wired protocols like RS485 obsolete?

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  • How Component Placement and Routing Helps Protect Your PCB from ESD

    How Component Placement and Routing Helps Protect Your PCB from ESD

    Ways to strategically route your board and place components to minimize the effects of ESD.

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