Simulation/Analysis

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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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  • Keep Your PCB Assembly and Production Processes Like Your Best Pants: Seamless

    Keep Your PCB Assembly and Production Processes Like Your Best Pants: Seamless

    To finish producing your PCB, verifying and reviewing assembly and production will ensure your PCB gets produced in a error-free manner.

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  • Learning Current Density: Don’t Pop the Balloon

    Learning Current Density: Don’t Pop the Balloon

    Current density can be a daunting challenge to balance effectively within your PCB; however, using the right software will make it much easier.

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  • No More Wrong Ports: Implementing USB Devices In Your Hardware Design

    No More Wrong Ports: Implementing USB Devices In Your Hardware Design

    You won’t want to be stuck using unique ports for all of your electronics, so learn how to implement a USB device in your hardware designs.

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  • The Best PCB Routing Software Helps You to Finish Your Design on Time

    The Best PCB Routing Software Helps You to Finish Your Design on Time

    The tools and tricks that you need to have waiting in the wings from the best PCB routing software that will help you to correctly finish your design on time.

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  • Don’t Just Resolve Your New Year, (PCB) Design It

    Don’t Just Resolve Your New Year, (PCB) Design It

    Keep your designs heading to the future with Altium’s PCB design resolutions for the new year.

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  • Searching for Clarity: Signal Integrity Issues in PCB Design

    Searching for Clarity: Signal Integrity Issues in PCB Design

    Gone are the days of antennae, and so too shall any signal integrity issues in your PCB design be gone.

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  • Backroads or Highway: Managing PCB Power Distribution with a PDN Analyzer

    Backroads or Highway: Managing PCB Power Distribution with a PDN Analyzer

    Getting stuck in traffic is not a joyful experience for anybody. Having your PCB power supplies get stuck in traffic can be disastrous for your design. Learn how to minimize your risk.

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  • Don’t Get Caught Sleeping: Resolve PCB Power Distribution Problems

    Don’t Get Caught Sleeping: Resolve PCB Power Distribution Problems

    The power delivery network of your PCB design can cause problems if not laid out correctly. See how a PDN analyzer can help your PCB power distribution.

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