Simulation/Analysis

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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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  • 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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  • Composite Amplifiers and How They Give the Best of Both Worlds

    Composite Amplifiers and How They Give the Best of Both Worlds

    If you are concerned about achieving both high precision and high power within your PCB design, composite amplifiers may be the combination answer you’re need.

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  • 8-bit vs. 32-bit MCU: Choosing the Right Microcontroller for Your PCB Design

    8-bit vs. 32-bit MCU: Choosing the Right Microcontroller for Your PCB Design

    If you’re looking to make a choice on which microcontroller to use for your design, you’ll need to know the parameters for 8-bit vs. 32-bit MCUs to make the best decision.

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  • Using PCB Star Grounding Can Keep Your Design Shining

    Using PCB Star Grounding Can Keep Your Design Shining

    Signal integrity, voltage concerns, and power distribution network management are vital to your PCB design’s health. PCB star grounding can diminish EMI concerns.

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  • For Your DC Power Application, Which Switching Power Supply Topology is Right?

    For Your DC Power Application, Which Switching Power Supply Topology is Right?

    There is a significant history in power distribution, get to know the switching mode power supplies for your DC power applications.

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  • Embedded RF Design: Ceramic Chip Antennas vs. PCB Trace Antennas

    Embedded RF Design: Ceramic Chip Antennas vs. PCB Trace Antennas

    Frequency demands will only rise with your PCB as technology becomes more complex. Knowing the matchup of ceramic chip antennas vs PCB trace antennas will help.

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  • Phalanx, not Failure: PCB Shielding to Protect Your Design

    Phalanx, not Failure: PCB Shielding to Protect Your Design

    The Greeks may not have had PCBs, but you can still learn from their PCB shielding techniques to keep your design protected from absorption and reflection loss.

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  • Ground Bounce Reduction Techniques to Minimize Signal Integrity Issues

    Ground Bounce Reduction Techniques to Minimize Signal Integrity Issues

    Your PDN is crucial to understand, and knowing ground bounce reduction techniques is another facet to keeping your signal and power integrity intact and functioning to the best of its capabilities.

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  • Raise the Volume: How To Design A Signal Amplification Device

    Raise the Volume: How To Design A Signal Amplification Device

    Learning how to design a signal amplification device can help your PCB design accomplish more within its parameters and design limitations.

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  • If All Else Fails: How to Locate Short Circuits on a PCB

    If All Else Fails: How to Locate Short Circuits on a PCB

    By locating short circuits on a PCB, your design failure doesn’t have to be as long of a set-back as it could be. Find tips within on how to find where in the production process shorts occur.

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  • Where Do They All Go? PCB Layout Component Placement Guidelines

    Where Do They All Go? PCB Layout Component Placement Guidelines

    Placing components on a circuit board for the first time can be an intimidating prospect. Here are some PCB layout component placement guidelines to help.

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  • Properties of Semiconductors: Electrodeposition and PCB Devices

    Properties of Semiconductors: Electrodeposition and PCB Devices

    If you’re looking to innovate even further with your PCB designs, knowing the properties of semiconductors and related processes like electrodeposition can up your PCB device game.

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  • Practice Makes Perfect: How to Test Electronic Components during PCB Design

    Practice Makes Perfect: How to Test Electronic Components during PCB Design

    Don’t foul your design in its last minutes, practice during design by testing electronic components on your circuit board.

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  • Mastering Magnetism: Hall Effect Sensors and Applications for PCBs

    Mastering Magnetism: Hall Effect Sensors and Applications for PCBs

    If you’re just delving into magnetism, or if you’re learning how to put it to good use in your PCB designs, knowing how a Hall effect sensor works can take you far.

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  • Designing Your PDN to Work Within Your PCB Layout Guidelines

    Designing Your PDN to Work Within Your PCB Layout Guidelines

    Designing a circuit board power distribution network can be a challenge. Here's how a PDN analyzer can help you to work within your PCB layout guidelines.

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  • Efficient Heat Dissipation with SMD Heat Sinks Keeps You From Dropping PCBs

    Efficient Heat Dissipation with SMD Heat Sinks Keeps You From Dropping PCBs

    Improper heat distribution can cause immense problems for your PCB design, so using SMD heat sinks will help mitigate those problems.

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  • See Where You are Going with Your PCB Power Distribution Network Design

    See Where You are Going with Your PCB Power Distribution Network Design

    Having a good power distribution network design is an important part of designing a PCB. A PDN analyzer can help by showing you the best PDN configuration.

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  • Soup-Up Your CAD Tools as a 64-Bit PCB Designer

    Soup-Up Your CAD Tools as a 64-Bit PCB Designer

    The more memory that your computer can handle will allow it to run more efficiently. As a 64-bit PCB designer, your CAD tools should reflect this for higher performance.

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