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  • Solving Component Library Errors During PCB Layout Reuse

    Solving Component Library Errors During PCB Layout Reuse

    Altium Designer’s data and library management tools can make design reuse quick and easy.

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  • 77 GHz Radar for Automotive PCBs: Routing and Signal Integrity

    77 GHz Radar for Automotive PCBs: Routing and Signal Integrity

    When your next self-driving car hits the streets, it will be running with 77 GHz radar. Here’s what you should know about signal integrity and routing.

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  • Automotive Telematics System Design

    Automotive Telematics System Design

    Telematics systems play an important role in gathering data from your vehicle. Here’s what you need to know to create telematics systems for vehicles.

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  • Relative Permittivity of PCB Substrates: High-k or low-k dielectrics?

    Relative Permittivity of PCB Substrates: High-k or low-k dielectrics?

    Signal integrity in your PCB is affected by the relative permittivity of your PCB substrate.

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  • The Race to Hire Embedded Software Engineers in the Automotive Industry

    The Race to Hire Embedded Software Engineers in the Automotive Industry

    The automotive industry will start making even greater use of embedded software engineers, thanks to autonomous connected vehicles.

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  • Design and Analysis of Chirped Automotive Radar Systems

    Design and Analysis of Chirped Automotive Radar Systems

    When designing your next automotive radar system, check out this overview and list of layout guidelines.

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  • Damping and Reflection Transfer with a Series Termination Resistor

    Damping and Reflection Transfer with a Series Termination Resistor

    Choosing the right series termination resistance value is just one way to terminate transmission lines and differential pairs.

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  • The Electronics Standards Landscape for Self-Driving Cars

    The Electronics Standards Landscape for Self-Driving Cars

    The automotive industry is changing thanks to self-driving cars. Here’s how the standards landscape is changing in 2019 and beyond.

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  • Pole-Zero Analysis and Transient Analysis in High Speed Design

    Pole-Zero Analysis and Transient Analysis in High Speed Design

    A lot is made of impedance mismatch without considering transient analysis. Here’s how to address both effects in high speed design.

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  • VCO Layout for a phase-locked loop in Your RF PCB

    VCO Layout for a phase-locked loop in Your RF PCB

    phase-locked loops: they are useful for demodulation and frequency synthesis for wireless and 5G systems.

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  • Why and How to Use an Aluminum PCB Substrate for Your Next Design

    Why and How to Use an Aluminum PCB Substrate for Your Next Design

    Who would have thought you could use an aluminum PCB substrate? It’s actually easier than you think.

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  • Embedded System Power Supply Guidelines for Power Integrity

    Embedded System Power Supply Guidelines for Power Integrity

    Designing a power supply for your next embedded system? You’ll need these embedded system power supply guidelines.

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  • Advanced PCB Library Management

    Advanced PCB Library Management

    Take a look at our second in a series of articles on PCB library management with Altium Designer.

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  • Effective Integrated PCB Library Management with Altium Designer

    Effective Integrated PCB Library Management with Altium Designer

    From designs to documentation, PCB library management is much easier when you use the right design software from Altium Designer.

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  • Microvia Technology and Beyond for HDI Design

    Microvia Technology and Beyond for HDI Design

    Microvia technology has made HDI design significantly easier, but new routing architectures are paving the way for even higher density design methodologies.

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  • PCIe BGA Fanouts and Escape Routing

    PCIe BGA Fanouts and Escape Routing

    One important aspect in PCIe design is BGA escape routing. Here are some strategies for designing PCIe BGA fanouts.

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  • Calculating Series Termination Resistance Values in Altium Designer

    Calculating Series Termination Resistance Values in Altium Designer

    Choosing the right series termination resistance value is just one way to terminate transmission lines and differential pairs.

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  • Standard Board Thickness and Your Layer Stack

    Standard Board Thickness and Your Layer Stack

    Board thickness is just one of many aspects that must be considered when designing for manufacturing.

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  • The Essential Tools You Need for PCB Design

    The Essential Tools You Need for PCB Design

    How do you compare PCB design tools for different board designs? Let’s take a look at the essential features you need from a PCB design software.

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  • Some LVDS PCB Layout Guidelines for Ensuring Signal Integrity

    Some LVDS PCB Layout Guidelines for Ensuring Signal Integrity

    What is LVDS and how do you work with it? Take a look at these LVDS PCB layout guidelines for more info.

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