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Stripline vs. Microstrip Width for Desired Impedance: Are They the Same?
Stripline vs. microstrip width values are quite different; they can’t simply be interchanged. Let’s break down why and what you can expect from your PCBs.
What's the Difference Between Data Rate and Bandwidth?
The difference between data rate and bandwidth has been obfuscated for the last 30 years. Here’s how they relate.
What Goes into PCIe 5.0 Layout and Routing?
Here are some PCIe 5.0 layout and routing guidelines for your next high speed add-in card and motherboard to support PCIe 5.0 devices.
Best Practices in Hardware Version Control Systems
Read more about some best practices for using hardware version control systems in electronics design.
Signal Integrity for Mesh Ground Planes in Flex PCBs
Even flex PCBs need a ground plane. Mesh ground planes can provide a 0 V reference in your PCB, but they have particular signal integrity requirements.
Modeling PCB Interconnects as Causal Systems
Real PCB interconnects are causal systems and must be modeled with the correct time-dependent behavior.
IoT PCB Design: It's More Than Just Hardware Development
IoT products are lovely and sometimes frustrating products. Design teams need to be multifunctional to design these products successfully. They need to get the hardware, embedded software, web platform and/or app, and mechanical enclosure perfect if they want to see market success. Problems in any of these areas mean your new product will be substandard and, eventually, competitive products will win market share. So what does it take to ensure
The History and Use of Cross-Hatched Planes
Read to learn all about hatch ground in your PCB instead of using ground planes. You'll learn about how this type of ground region impacts signal integrity.
Which Type of Capacitor Should You Use?
Capacitors are used in far more applications than just bypassing noise, and there are many more types of capacitors than just ceramic and aluminium electrolytic.
A Guide to Challenging Projects
Starting a project? Here's an expert advise from Mark Harris to get you through challenging design projects. Read this blog and see if this method will work for you.
The Increasingly Important Role Of Dielectric Loss Tangent In PCB Laminates
Learn more about dielectric loss tangent, the role it plays in high-speed designs, and how it varies as a result of the glass to resin ratio and frequency.
Using Cellular for Internet of Things Devices and Design
Cellular internet of things products are widely accessible and easy to design thanks to standard cellular modem modules and transceiver components.
Tips for Managing the Hardware Development Cycle
Your PCB design team needs to stay productive. Here’s how you can control the hardware development cycle when working remotely.
Determining the Parasitic Inductance of a DC to DC Converter
Unwanted parasitic inductance from capacitors and transformer leakage inductance in DC/DC converters cause power instability in digital systems. Here's how you can determine parasitic inductance in your power system.
Making Value Chain Management Work for Electronics
Exploring and tracking projects as part of value chain management is possible with the right set of managed design data tools in the cloud.
I2C vs. SPI vs. UART: How to Layout These Common Buses
If you’ve never worked with an MCU and programmable ICs, here are some guidelines on I2C vs. SPI vs. UART layout and routing.
PCB Conformal Coating Types: Which is Best for Your New Board?
There are many PCB conformal coating types that can be used to protect your board from excess moisture and corrosion.