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Differential Stripline Impedance Calculator
Try our differential stripline impedance calculator, built based on Wadell’s equations.
Differential Microstrip Impedance Calculator
Learn more about using and interpreting results from a differential microstrip impedance calculator.
Differential Pair Impedance: Using a Calculator to Design Your PCB
Do you know what to look for in your differential pair impedance calculator? We've compiled the important information you need to know in this short guide.
Recover Conductor Losses By Clearing Your PCB Ground Layer
Need to recover some conductor losses? Here’s how clearing out your ground plane near an I/O or connector can help.
How to Route a PCB
Learn about Routing a PCB and how to design traces to proper routing in any device. You can access the best PCB routing features in Altium Designer.
Wideband Signal Analysis in Ultra-high Speed PCB Design
Wideband signal analysis may seem like black magic, but it does more than create pretty graphs. Read our introduction to wideband signal analysis to learn more.
The Digital Engineer's Guide to RF PCB Layout and Routing
Read our guide to learn some best practices for RF PCB layout and routing. We’ll also look at how simulation tools can help you evaluate your RF PCB layout.
Transmission Line Reflection Coefficient
View a numerical example of the transmission line reflection coefficient and how simulations can help you understand the results.
Transmission Line Fundamentals And Electromagnetic Fields, Part 1
Learn more about transmission line fundamentals and how they carry electromagnetic fields.
S-Parameter Measurements and Errors in Power Integrity
No matter where you look, it seems S-parameters never go away! They are mandatory tools for understanding some systems, such as an interconnect or antenna, while other network parameters can sometimes give a better conceptual understanding of electrical behavior. These parameters are normally reserved for signal integrity among electronics engineers, but if you look hard enough, you’ll find that S-parameters are also used for power integrity
Optical Interconnects in PCB Design: Progress in 2020 and Beyond
Optical interconnects are the key to achieving higher data rates and breaking through Moore’s Law. Here’s how they will affect PCB layouts.
Huge Vu-meter with RGB LEDs Project
A laboratory journal to guide you through the steps to develop a successful product that value-conscious customers are sure to love.
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.
Differential Pairs Without Ground: Is it a Problem?
Some designers tell you that differential pairs without ground are acceptable. So who’s correct? We’ll examine the pros and cons of a differential pair ground plane.
Through Thick And Thin — How Do You Get High Current Into a High Speed PCB?
The typical large currents in today’s high speed PCB designs require a different approach. This article will describe the stackup requirements associated with these very large current PCBs and how to design them so that they can be readily manufactured properly.
Solder Bridge Jumper Best Practices in PCB Design
A PCB variant is often simply thought of as a new layout created from an old design. However, if you’re creative with your routing and layout, you can use a solder bridge jumper to configure portions of a single PCB layout for multiple variants. This lets you quickly create variants of a PCB layout without rerouting traces or changing your schematics. If you plan to use jumpers in your PCB layout, there are some important guidelines to follow to
How to Verify S-parameter Causality
We often hear about how time-domain simulations require causal S-parameters. We’ll explore what S-parameter causality means and what non-causal S-parameters do to channel analysis.