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  • PCB Via Noise Coupling in Multilayer PCBs

    PCB Via Noise Coupling in Multilayer PCBs

    Learn how via coupling in a multilayer PCB causes that mystery ground plane impedance in this article.

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  • Crosstalk in Mixed-Signal PCB Traces and Ground Planes

    Crosstalk in Mixed-Signal PCB Traces and Ground Planes

    How do split power and ground planes affect interference between analog and digital signals? Learn more in this article

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  • PCB Production for Industry Manufacturing with Supplier Information

    PCB Production for Industry Manufacturing with Supplier Information

    PCB production for industry requires timely updates of component supplier information. See how a unified design environment can help you stay up to date.

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  •  Planning Your Next HDI Stackup with PCB Layer Management

    Planning Your Next HDI Stackup with PCB Layer Management

    If you need routing flexibility while ensuring signal integrity, you need to choose the right HDI stackup in your PCB. Learn about your options in this article.

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  • PCB Design Guidelines for Using a TVS Diode for Transient Protection

    PCB Design Guidelines for Using a TVS Diode for Transient Protection

    Considering incorporating a TVS diode for your design’s voltage necessities? Make sure you refresh yourself on their parameters first.

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  • PCB Component Failure: How to Workaround a Tragedy

    PCB Component Failure: How to Workaround a Tragedy

    Turning the tragedy of PCB component failure into an opportunity to display your PCB design skills. By adding smart workarounds into your PCB design you can reduce the impact of PCB component failures

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  • Generate and Export Gerber File in Altium Designer: the Language of PCB Manufacturing

    Generate and Export Gerber File in Altium Designer: the Language of PCB Manufacturing

    Making sure that your PCB manufacturer can easily read your design files is essential to avoid delays and excess cost.

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  • Digital Library Management for Circuit Boards: More Than a Few Shelves

    Digital Library Management for Circuit Boards: More Than a Few Shelves

    Digital library management in a unified environment makes it easy to manage components, obtain supplier information, and update your designs.

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  • Editing Multiple Components Anywhere in Footprint

    Editing Multiple Components Anywhere in Footprint

    Creating a PCB library component is not about separate entities anymore, the schematic symbol and PCB footprint are a team when editing multiple components.

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  •  Layer Stackup in Rigid and Rigid-Flex PCBs

    Layer Stackup in Rigid and Rigid-Flex PCBs

    Learn how your layer stackup affects EMI performance and how to design your rigid-flex stackup.

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  • Linear Devices in Electronics Keep Your Designs Running Straight

    Linear Devices in Electronics Keep Your Designs Running Straight

    Linear devices in electronics can have some interesting effects in your designs based on your mastery of them.

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  • Coupled Versus Uncoupled Inductors: Which is Right for Your Switching Power Supply?

    Coupled Versus Uncoupled Inductors: Which is Right for Your Switching Power Supply?

    When designing your switching power supply, which inductor design is right for you; coupled or uncoupled?

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  • Simulation Driven Design Can Solve Your PCB’s Signal Problems and More

    Simulation Driven Design Can Solve Your PCB’s Signal Problems and More

    Verify your designs and diagnose signal integrity issues with these PCB simulations. Simulation driven design smooths your design security process.

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  • Ground Plane Design and Arrangement in High Performance PCBs

    Ground Plane Design and Arrangement in High Performance PCBs

    Creative ground plane design in your multilayer PCB helps prevent signal integrity problems.

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  • Manufacturing Cost Tradeoffs with FR4 PCBs

    Manufacturing Cost Tradeoffs with FR4 PCBs

    With the number FR4 design options, it’s worthwhile to consider the manufacturing cost tradeoffs. Learn more about potential design issues in this article.

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  • Rigid-Flex Command Set-up and Layer Stack Design

    Rigid-Flex Command Set-up and Layer Stack Design

    Need an intuitive interface for designing your rigid flex PCB? Try working in a unified design environment.

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  • The Cost of CAD Software: What Strong Design Tools are Really Worth

    The Cost of CAD Software: What Strong Design Tools are Really Worth

    Knowing what you are looking for before you invest in the cost of CAD software is important. Find out in advance what strong design tools are really worth.

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  • Menu Changes and Switching Units in Altium Designer 18

    Menu Changes and Switching Units in Altium Designer 18

    Having to learn new menu changes and methods of switching units can be annoying and time-consuming; however, upgrading to Altium Designer is smooth and easy.

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  •  PCB Layout Considerations for Length Tolerance Matching and Avoiding Violations

    PCB Layout Considerations for Length Tolerance Matching and Avoiding Violations

    Make your high speed routing more precise with trace length tolerance matching for your differential pairs and single-ended traces.

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  • Using Project Templates for PCB Design Development

    Using Project Templates for PCB Design Development

    By using project templates for PCB design and development you can increase your efficiency and make the best use of your personnel and time resources.

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