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  • Fly-by Topology Routing for DDR3 and DDR4 Memory

    Fly-by Topology Routing for DDR3 and DDR4 Memory

    Don’t let your memory fade when thinking about fly-by topology routing for DDR3 or DDR4.

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  • Circuit Breakers in Your PCB and Your Bill of Materials

    Circuit Breakers in Your PCB and Your Bill of Materials

    If a circuit breaker appears in your PCB, you’ll also need to include it in your bill of materials.

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  • Low Power Electronics: Do You Need a Battery to Keep Your Circuit Boards Online?

    Low Power Electronics: Do You Need a Battery to Keep Your Circuit Boards Online?

    After you have an idea of how much power your IoT device requires, you’ll need to think about how to incorporate those power needs throughout the whole system design.

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  • Tips to Minimize the Effects of Differential Noise in RS485 Communication

    Tips to Minimize the Effects of Differential Noise in RS485 Communication

    RS484 communication and communication protocol work with your devices through a number of applications.

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  • How to Expand Input and Output for a Microcontroller

    How to Expand Input and Output for a Microcontroller

    Choosing a higher pin-count microcontroller can mean increased component costs. When your microcontroller reaches its I/O pin limit, you can expand its input and output with a few methods.

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  • Build Your Next Engineering BOM With Integrated Design Software

    Build Your Next Engineering BOM With Integrated Design Software

    Companies need tools that standardize communication and collaboration as they grow. Here’s how a great engineering BOM can help.

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  • Addressing Skew Sources in High Speed PCBs

    Addressing Skew Sources in High Speed PCBs

    Some simple component and material choices can help compensate skew in high speed PCBs.

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  • Electronic Parts Sourcing with Integrated Component Libraries

    Electronic Parts Sourcing with Integrated Component Libraries

    Need to source components for your next PCB? Here’s how unified design software aids electronic parts sourcing.

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  • Identify Vendor Parts Early: Manage BoMs Proactively With Consolidated Part Sourcing

    Identify Vendor Parts Early: Manage BoMs Proactively With Consolidated Part Sourcing

    Proactive part sourcing in PCA production is possible with unified libraries containing sourcing and costing information.

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  • What is Lenz Law and How Does it Affect PCB Design?

    What is Lenz Law and How Does it Affect PCB Design?

    Lenz Law and opposing current can have a significant effect on PCB design. Understanding how back EMF occurs and how it can be prevented can help mitigate potential issues.

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  • What to do With Unused Pins on a Microcontroller

    What to do With Unused Pins on a Microcontroller

    Unused pins on a microcontroller can pose a risk to the performance and longevity of the entire PCB. Learn more about using unused pins.

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  • Altium Vault Streamlines Product Development Process With Early Access to Component Sourcing and Costing

    Altium Vault Streamlines Product Development Process With Early Access to Component Sourcing and Costing

    Having access to comprehensive component libraries for schematic capture and PCB layout eliminates the need for BoM iterations.

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  •  Integrated Design Software vs. Access Databases For Bills of Materials

    Integrated Design Software vs. Access Databases For Bills of Materials

    Considering using an Access database for your next bill of materials? Here’s how integrated design software beats database software every time.

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  • Eliminate the Crosstalk: LVDS Routing and the Art of Differential Signaling

    Eliminate the Crosstalk: LVDS Routing and the Art of Differential Signaling

    Incorrect signal return paths in LVDS circuits can cause noise coupling and EMI. Learn more about LVDS routing and differential signaling to minimize the noise.

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  • PCB Routing Tips: Navigating Your Way Through BGA Fanout Options

    PCB Routing Tips: Navigating Your Way Through BGA Fanout Options

    Ball Grid Arrays (BGA) help PCB designers route high-density connections to integrated circuits. Understanding BGA fanout and BGA types promotes successful routing.

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  • The Problem With Using Excel Templates For Your Bill of Materials

    The Problem With Using Excel Templates For Your Bill of Materials

    Every new product needs a bill of materials. See how PCB design software wins out over an Excel template every time.

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  • How to Optimize HDI Design in Electronics

    How to Optimize HDI Design in Electronics

    HDI design is an important concept to understand as HDI technologies have facilitated the compact electronics revolution.

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  • Ceramic vs. FR4 Multilayer PCBs: When to Use Either and How

    Ceramic vs. FR4 Multilayer PCBs: When to Use Either and How

    Using a ceramic for your next multilayer PCB improves thermal and mechanical reliability.

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  • Comparator Propagation Delay in High Speed Mixed-Signal Design

    Comparator Propagation Delay in High Speed Mixed-Signal Design

    There are a number of design aspects that affect comparator propagation delay in high-speed PCB design. Learn how to control them in this article.

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  • PCB Layout Tips to Design a Clap Switch Circuit

    PCB Layout Tips to Design a Clap Switch Circuit

    By adhering to PCB layout principles and following design guidelines, you can easily build a reliable clap switch for various electronics applications.

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