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Project creation from OrCad sheet and Mentor Graphics PCB design
This article shows an example of a project starting from an existing OrCad schematics project and its relative Mentor Graphics PCB design, ensuring a complete correspondence with the starting documentation.
PCB Design Guidelines for Using TVS Diode for Transient Protection
A TVS diode can help with your PCB layout withstand an ESD event by diverting surges away from protected components.
Buck Converter Simulation in Altium Designer
Are you designing a step-down switching power supply? It helps to perform a buck converter simulation during circuit design. Altium Designer makes it easy to perform a buck converter simulation directly from your schematic.
The Best PCB Design Software Downloads
There are many PCB design software packages available for download or purchase. Newer designers and startups who are just starting out will likely build up their skills from a free software program just to get to a proof of concept and initial design of a prototype. Once a design has been proven and it is time to design for a real product, a new designer or startup startup company will need to make the switch over to a paid software package. To
Altium Designer: The Best PCB Design Software
Start working with the unified design environment in the best PCB design software. See what features you need in your design tools.
Altium Designer: The Best Circuit Design Software
Altium Designer doesn't just include the best PCB layout tools, it is also a the best circuit design software for students, hobbyists, and professionals.
Monte Carlo Simulation vs. Sensitivity Analysis: What’s the Difference?
SPICE gives you an alternative to Monte Carlo analysis so that you can understand circuit sensitivity to variations in parameters.
The Basics of Monte Carlo in SPICE: Theory and Demo
Anytime you place a component in your PCB, it’s almost like you’re gambling. All components have tolerances, and some of these are very precise (resistors for instance), but others components can have very wide tolerances on their nominal values (e.g., wirewound inductors or ferrites). In the event the tolerances on these components become too large, how can you predict how these tolerances will affect your circuits? While you could calculate
Guide to Ceramic Capacitor Dielectrics and Other Types
Capacitor electrical behavior is determined, in part, by the capacitor dielectric. Learn all about capacitor dielectrics in this article.
PDN Impedance Simulation and Analysis in SPICE
PDN simulations can be performed in SPICE if you know how to properly model parasitics and inductive effects in power integrity analysis.
How To: Impedance Matching and Terminating Capacitive Loads
Impedance matching and capacitive load termination are examined in this article.
All About PCB-Mount Transformers
Before you rectify your AC input down to DC, you’ll need to step down your mains power to the desired voltage with a PCB-mount transformer.
Common Mode Choke Selection
Noise on power supply lines can be a major headache. We'll examine how to select a common-mode choke to help eliminate common-mode noise.
Beginner's Guide to H-bridge Full Wave Rectifier Design
Need to start a new power conversion design? You’ll probably need an H-bridge full-wave rectifier to produce a stable DC output.
Getting Started With ESP8266
A project overview on getting started with the ESP8266 device. Expert Ari Mahpour reviews the benefits of using a device such as the NodeMCU board from HiLetgo and how to get up and running with a few examples.
Beginner’s Guide to ESD Protection Circuit Design for PCBs
Circuit protection from transient voltages and currents can be applied with ESD protection circuit designs. Learn more about these circuits in our guide for new engineers.
Can You Design a Rotation-Proof Connector Pinout?
There are times where your connector pinout needs to be adaptable and reversible. What’s the easiest way to do this? Use a rotation-proof connector in your PCB.