To Autoroute or Not to Autoroute-A History of Failed Design Automation
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Auto-Interactive Routing to Overcome Obstacles and Other Polygons
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Compensating Propagation Delay: Keep Your Pulse Trains On Time
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Build High Density Interconnect PCBs with Skip Vias
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The Fundamentals of Programming a PIC Microcontroller
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Propagation Delay, Transmission Delay, and Analog Signal Resonance in Your PCB
Every PCB interconnect has transmission delay, leading to resonance effects that can degrade signal quality. Learn how to use transmission delay to your advantage in this article.
Explain Like I’m a Designer: ELIC PCB and HDI Multilayer Designing
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