Zachariah Peterson


Zachariah Peterson has an extensive technical background in academia and industry. Prior to working in the PCB industry, he taught at Portland State University. He conducted his Physics M.S. research on chemisorptive gas sensors and his Applied Physics Ph.D. research on random laser theory and stability.

His background in scientific research spans topics in nanoparticle lasers, electronic and optoelectronic semiconductor devices, environmental systems, and financial analytics. His work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, and he has written hundreds of technical blogs on PCB design for a number of companies.

  • A Comparison of NVIDIA’s Embedded AI Computing Platform Options

    A Comparison of NVIDIA’s Embedded AI Computing Platform Options

    The recent explosion of hardware accelerators is bringing AI to the embedded world. Here’s a brief comparison of some popular AI computing platform options.

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  • Radiated EMI Sources in High Speed/High Frequency PCBs

    Radiated EMI Sources in High Speed/High Frequency PCBs

    Here’s how radiated EMI can arise in your PCB, and how you can take some simple design steps to control and suppress radiated EMI.

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  • Flat vs. Hierarchical Schematics: Why You Need Dynamic Schematic Compilation

    Flat vs. Hierarchical Schematics: Why You Need Dynamic Schematic Compilation

    Forget flat vs. hierarchical schematics. Dynamic compilation in Altium Designer lets you focus on functionality

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  • How Absorbing Conformal Coatings Affect Your PDN and Radiated EMI

    How Absorbing Conformal Coatings Affect Your PDN and Radiated EMI

    Conformal coatings can be used for more than environmental protection. An absorbing conformal coating can also solve some power integrity and EMI problems.

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  • Power Integrity Measurements for Your Prototype Board

    Power Integrity Measurements for Your Prototype Board

    Once you receive your prototypes, you’ll need to gather specific power integrity measurements.

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  • Problems in Multiboard BOM Generation? Unified Design Tools Can Help

    Problems in Multiboard BOM Generation? Unified Design Tools Can Help

    You need multiboard BOM generation tools in your PCB design software and quit compiling and joining your BOMs by hand.

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  • Signal Distortion in Your PCB: Sources and Solutions

    Signal Distortion in Your PCB: Sources and Solutions

    Everything from nonlinear active components to your PCB substrate can cause signal distortion. Here are the primary sources and solutions.

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  • Electronics System-Level Design in Altium Designer

    Electronics System-Level Design in Altium Designer

    If you’re working on electronics system-level design, you can take advantage of the simulation and modeling tools in Altium Designer.

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  • How to Create an Amplifier Simulation in Altium Designer

    How to Create an Amplifier Simulation in Altium Designer

    Creating and running an amplifier simulation is easy with the MixedSim tools in Altium Designer.

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  • The Basics of Signal Integrity Analysis in Your PCB

    The Basics of Signal Integrity Analysis in Your PCB

    Signal integrity analysis is much easier when you use the right set of design and simulation tools.

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  • Push and Shove Router: How it Works and Why You Need It

    Push and Shove Router: How it Works and Why You Need It

    Here’s how to work with the different push and shove router modes in Altium Designer.

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  • How to Choose an RGB LED Panel for Your Next Geppetto Project

    How to Choose an RGB LED Panel for Your Next Geppetto Project

    Here’s what you need to consider when choosing an RGB LED panel for your next matrix display application.

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  • How to Add an RGB Matrix Display to Your Board in Geppetto

    How to Add an RGB Matrix Display to Your Board in Geppetto

    Here’s how the modular design tools in Geppetto can help with adding RGB matrix display to your next system.

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  • Product Design Trends in 2020: Modular Hardware vs. Modular Software

    Product Design Trends in 2020: Modular Hardware vs. Modular Software

    Product design trends in 2020 will make greater use of modular hardware and modular software.

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  • Adding a GNSS Module to Your SBC with Geppetto

    Adding a GNSS Module to Your SBC with Geppetto

    If you need to add a high-powered GNSS module to your next system, the modular design tools in Geppetto can save you some serious design time.

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  • Military-Grade Single Board Computer Design for UAVs

    Military-Grade Single Board Computer Design for UAVs

    Here are some important design requirements for military-grade single board computers for advanced UAVs.

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  • DC Analysis of Linear and Nonlinear Circuits in Schematic Design

    DC Analysis of Linear and Nonlinear Circuits in Schematic Design

    At some point, every designer will need to perform a DC analysis to understand some basic behavior in their circuits.

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  • Why is There a Transmission Line Critical Length?

    Why is There a Transmission Line Critical Length?

    Let’s look at the transmission line critical length and when you should obey this rule of thumb.

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  • Three Common PCB Design Mistakes You Can Spot in Your Gerbers

    Three Common PCB Design Mistakes You Can Spot in Your Gerbers

    Don’t make these common PCB design mistakes when preparing for production. Instead, take a close look at your Gerbers before production.

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  • Pulsed Laser Diode Driver Circuit Layout for Lidar

    Pulsed Laser Diode Driver Circuit Layout for Lidar

    Here’s how your pulsed laser diode driver circuit works and how to place it on your PCB.

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