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Getting Started With PDN Analyzer
PDN Analyzer for DC Power Integrity
PDN Design for the PCB Designer
Best DC Laboratory Bench Power Supplies of 2021
A guide to power supplies, related requirements, technological tradeoffs, and recommended brands and models.
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?
How to Use Thermocouples in Your Next Project
Thermocouples are the final sensor type in a series where we look at all the main types of temperature sensors you might use in an electronics project. In this series, we have looked at the various ways to implement different temperature sensors in your project. At the end of the series, we’ll be putting the sensors and implementations in a head to head competition using real-world conditions. Through this real-world testing, will gain a better
Power Delivery Analysis: Getting Started with PDN Analyzer
If you’ve ever been involved in RF design, high-speed design, high current design, or all these areas combined, you know the importance of power integrity in your PCB. If power delivery in your next PCB design is a critical performance factor, you need simulation and analysis tools that are accessible alongside your standard PCB design features. Here’s how the PDN Analyzer feature in Altium Designer can help you diagnose and correct your power
Digital On-Demand Manufacturing and a 32-Bit MCU PCB for Everyone
Eli Hughes shows us how on-demand manufacturing through a PCB manufacturer's cloud platform helped him quickly produce a set of high-quality prototypes for a MCU board.
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.
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.
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.
Determining the Parasitic Inductance of a DC to DC Converter
Unwanted parasitic inductance from capacitors and transformer leakage inductance in DC/DC converters cause power instability in digital systems. Here's how you can determine parasitic inductance in your power system.
What is Transfer Impedance in a PDN?
We often talk about impedance in a PDN, but we always refer to self impedance. Here’s what you need to know about transfer impedance in your PCB.
Using Altium Designer for the Cellular Industrial IoT
Industrial IoT can benefit hugely from cellular connectivity, and new cellular IoT hardware solutions are making it easy for innovators to build new products.
Oscilloscope Basics: A Beginner's Guide
As electronics engineers, we’re incredibly lucky compared to other engineering disciplines. Not only are electronics rapidly evolving and expanding in use and functionality, but our test equipment gives us the greatest capabilities to diagnose and investigate the devices we have built. While all disciplines of engineering have fantastic suites of simulation tools, being able to see how something is performing in the real world can provide a lot