PCB 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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  • Routing Topologies in Your PCB and Computer Peripherals

    Routing Topologies in Your PCB and Computer Peripherals

    With the alphabet soup of computer peripherals comes routing topologies. Learn how to mix and match in this article.

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  • Selecting Alternative Materials for Multilayer PCB Substrates

    Selecting Alternative Materials for Multilayer PCB Substrates

    If FR4 won’t suit your needs, there are plenty of alternative materials for multilayer PCB substrates. Learn some of the trade offs in this article.

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  • All About CMOS, ECL, and TTL Propagation Delay in High Speed PCBs

    All About CMOS, ECL, and TTL Propagation Delay in High Speed PCBs

    Although it may not seem obvious, logic signals will have some delay due to switching. Let’s take a look at the causes of TTL propagation delay.

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  • Designing a 6 Layer Stackup for Enhanced EMC

    Designing a 6 Layer Stackup for Enhanced EMC

    Designing the right stackup is all about ensuring signal integrity. Find out which 6 layer PCB stackup is right for your next board in this article.

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  • Design Tips for High Frequency PCBs and Embedded Systems

    Design Tips for High Frequency PCBs and Embedded Systems

    You can ensure your signals remain clean with these high frequency PCB design tips.

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  • PCIE Layout and Routing Guidelines

    PCIE Layout and Routing Guidelines

    Compared to other high speed boards, PCIe layout routing follows simpler design rules that make design easy.

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  • Removing Noise From Analog Signals in Your PCB

    Removing Noise From Analog Signals in Your PCB

    Analog signals are especially sensitive to noise. Here are some techniques for low noise analog PCB design.

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  • The Right Auto Routing Algorithms Can Make or Break Your Next PCB

    The Right Auto Routing Algorithms Can Make or Break Your Next PCB

    PCB design software with the right auto routing algorithms can help save time routing large numbers of interconnects.

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  • Crosstalk Elimination Techniques in Altium Designer

    Crosstalk Elimination Techniques in Altium Designer

    Just as it is difficult for you to listen to more than one person talking at a time, your traces can only propagate one signal at a time clearly. You can ensure this using signal analyzers.

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