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Getting Started with PDN Analyzer
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Better PCB Routing - Highlight Nets
Regardless how many PCBs I design, I always find myself having to regularly review network paths on schematics layer and trace routes on PCBs. The complexity reminds me of a maze where only one path is the right one for a particular network. It is imperative that all the connections are accurate as errors made here will come back to haunt you later in the form of redesigns. The best way to ensure network accuracy is by isolating it so that each
High Currents and Higher Temperatures: PCB Design Tips for Heat Management
I remember the first (and hopefully the only) time one of my circuits caught on fire. It started with the resistors and quickly spread to a nearby decoupling capacitor. Thankfully, the destruction was minor and most of the components were salvageable. Why did this happen you ask? No, this was not due to a short circuit. Very simply, I did not take into account the high current PCB layout. As electronics continue to be miniaturized, the thermal
Build a DC-DC Buck Regulator - Student Project
In this article, Mark Harris will go through the implementation of power supplies in a PCB Design project with a student. Curious how it turned out? Read now to learn more.
Why Power Rails Need to be Low Impedance
Read to learn what constitutes a power rail, how it functions, and how fear can be a driving factor in making bad design decisions.
PDS Impedance: The Traditional Approach To PDS Design vs. Energy Flow
Take a look at traditional PDS impedance versus the “energy flow” view of PDS design. We’ll debunk misleading information that could cause your designs to fail.
Decoupling Capacitor Optimization for Power Integrity
Decoupling capacitor optimization is more than a buzzword, it’s all about selecting the right set of capacitors to keep power stable in your PDN.
How to Calculate PCB Power Plane Current Capacity
Do you know how much current your power plane can accommodate? Learn more about PCB power plane current capacity in this article.
Making the Most of Your Crystal Oscillator
“Blindly” adopting what a crystal oscillator data sheet says usually results in adequate frequency stability. An oscillator requires the phase shift around the loop to be 360° and this total phase shift must be a precise and stable oscillation frequency.
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.
Developing a PCB Testing Procedure For New Designs
Before your new device comes off the fabrication line, it will need to go through a comprehensive PCB testing procedure. Here’s how to create a PCB testing procedure for new boards.
Light Pipes Explained
What do you do if you need to protect your device from the elements, be that wet or dusty conditions, high humidity, or external EMI?
Class-D Amplifier Design and PCB Layout
Altium Designer makes it easy to design your own Class-D audio amplifier design. Here’s a simple project to help you get started.
EMI Filter Simulation for Noise Suppression with Altium Designer 20 and Altium 365
Simulations can get very complicated, but Altium 365 helps you keep your simulation models and data organized.
Which Type of Capacitor Should You Use?
Capacitors are used in far more applications than just bypassing noise, and there are many more types of capacitors than just ceramic and aluminium electrolytic.
A Guide to Challenging Projects
Starting a project? Here's an expert advise from Mark Harris to get you through challenging design projects. Read this blog and see if this method will work for you.
Using Cellular for Internet of Things Devices and Design
Cellular internet of things products are widely accessible and easy to design thanks to standard cellular modem modules and transceiver components.