Power Integrity

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  • PDN Impedance Analysis and Modeling: From Schematic to Layout

    PDN Impedance Analysis and Modeling: From Schematic to Layout

    PDN impedance analysis can be expedited if you understand how parasitics affects your board. Here’s how to think about and model your PDN impedance.

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  • Length Matching for High-speed Signals: Trombone, Accordion, and Sawtooth Tuning

    Length Matching for High-speed Signals: Trombone, Accordion, and Sawtooth Tuning

    You can use length matching for high-speed signals with trombone, accordion, and sawtooth tuning.

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  • Never Cross a Ground Plane Gap in High Speed PCB Design

    Never Cross a Ground Plane Gap in High Speed PCB Design

    Here’s why you shouldn’t cross a ground plane gap in high speed PCB design.

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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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  • PCB Design Tips for SRAM Users: How to Prevent Data Loss

    PCB Design Tips for SRAM Users: How to Prevent Data Loss

    Learn about SRAM, how it works, and top considerations for designing with SRAM while preventing data loss.

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  • When Trace Resistance Trumps Trace Impedance

    When Trace Resistance Trumps Trace Impedance

    Using a PCB resistance calculator to calculate trace resistance can help you identify and mitigate power integrity problems in your next PCB.

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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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  • Smart Self-Check Process to Optimize Power-Up for Embedded Systems

    Smart Self-Check Process to Optimize Power-Up for Embedded Systems

    Embedded systems can be difficult to optimize in your designs. Their power-up processes are vital to ensuring operation success, and a smart self-check helps.

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  • Managing Your Audio Power Supply Designs: Tips for Circuit Design

    Managing Your Audio Power Supply Designs: Tips for Circuit Design

    You’ll need to orient yourself to some specific necessities when you’re working through an audio power supply design.

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  •  DC Power Supply Protection from Unexpected Damage and Inconvenience

    DC Power Supply Protection from Unexpected Damage and Inconvenience

    Keeping your DC power supply input protected will ensure that your device remains functional despite any environmental catastrophe.

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  • Tips for Minimizing Power Consumption in Your Embedded System

    Tips for Minimizing Power Consumption in Your Embedded System

    Like with any power distribution problem, you’ll want to plan out a power budget so as to maintain your ideal power consumption in your embedded system.

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  • Why Startup Transition is a Concern for Embedded Systems

    Why Startup Transition is a Concern for Embedded Systems

    Startup transition in embedded systems is a necessary process to be mindful of and to prepare your circuit boards for.

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  • How to Highlight Nets in Altium Designer to Simplify Schematic and PCB Designs

    How to Highlight Nets in Altium Designer to Simplify Schematic and PCB Designs

    To be confident in your design, you must know that your nets are routed properly. Highlighting your net removes all doubt about whether your net is connected properly.

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  • How an Electrolytic Capacitor PDN Issue Almost Brought Down a Building

    How an Electrolytic Capacitor PDN Issue Almost Brought Down a Building

    A TDK-Lambda rep was outsmarted by a maintenance technician in a PDNA issue. Find out how he did it, and what role electrolytic capacitors play.

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  • Voltage Regulators and How to Plan Your Power Budget with PDN Analysis

    Voltage Regulators and How to Plan Your Power Budget with PDN Analysis

    When it comes to power networks, you might end up with voltage regulators in your design. PDN tools available in your pcb design software make your process simple.

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  • Isolated vs Non-Isolated Power Supplies: The Right Choice Without Fail

    Isolated vs Non-Isolated Power Supplies: The Right Choice Without Fail

    Your power networking is as important for your design as anything. Explore the benefits associated with using an isolated power supply vs a non-isolated supply.

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  • High Currents and Higher Temperatures: PCB Design Tips for Heat Management

    High Currents and Higher Temperatures: PCB Design Tips for Heat Management

    High current PCB devices can generate significant heat. While this is unavoidable, there are some design tips you can use to avoid device failure.

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  • Universal Language: PCB Design to Minimize EMI in Communications Systems

    Universal Language: PCB Design to Minimize EMI in Communications Systems

    A common modes of failure for a circuit board is signal integrity issues. To ensure good signal integrity you need to design your board to minimize EMI.

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  • Be the Expert When it Comes to Designing Your Power Distribution PCB

    Be the Expert When it Comes to Designing Your Power Distribution PCB

    Power simulators or multiple prototype builds can cost time and money. Be the expert in your next power distribution PCB design by using a PDN analyzer tool.

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  • History of Wave Soldering: Developing the Wave Soldering Process

    History of Wave Soldering: Developing the Wave Soldering Process

    Wave soldering is a well proven soldering technique that continues to play a major role in PCB manufacturing; however, many do not know its history and how it will evolve.

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