Simulation/Analysis

Looking for simulation and analysis information about PCB design? Read the latest from Altium experts here.

  • Impedance Controlled Routing for Boards Made in Altium Designer

    Impedance Controlled Routing for Boards Made in Altium Designer

    Altium Designer makes it easy to diagnose power delivery and thermal problems in your next PCB.

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  • When Trace Resistance Trumps Trace Impedance

    When Trace Resistance Trumps Trace Impedance

    Using a PCB resistance calculator to calculate trace resistance can help you identify and mitigate power integrity problems in your next PCB.

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  • Using Altium's PDN Analyzer and Incorporating Simulation-Driven Workflow

    Using Altium's PDN Analyzer and Incorporating Simulation-Driven Workflow

    Altium Designer makes it easy to diagnose power delivery and thermal problems in your next PCB.

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  • With Software for Rigid-Flex Designing, You Can Define and Animate Your PCBs

    With Software for Rigid-Flex Designing, You Can Define and Animate Your PCBs

    Using software for rigid-flex designing can enable you through tools like a 3D model viewer, and layer stack rules that help identify your sections.

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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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  • Isolated vs Non-Isolated Power Supplies: The Right Choice Without Fail

    Isolated vs Non-Isolated Power Supplies: The Right Choice Without Fail

    Your power networking is as important for your design as anything. Explore the benefits associated with using an isolated power supply vs a non-isolated supply.

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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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