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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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  • Creating a Ground Plane for Your PCB Design

    Creating a Ground Plane for Your PCB Design

    Your PCB design will probably have power planes of some kind on it. Here are some ways for creating a ground plane in your design using Altium Designer.

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  •  Planning Your Next HDI Stackup with PCB Layer Management

    Planning Your Next HDI Stackup with PCB Layer Management

    If you need routing flexibility while ensuring signal integrity, you need to choose the right HDI stackup in your PCB. Learn about your options in this article.

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  • Controlling High Current LEDs with a TIP3055 Power Transistor

    Controlling High Current LEDs with a TIP3055 Power Transistor

    To simplify the process of turning on hundreds of LEDs, use a TIP3055 power transistor.

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  • PCB Design Guidelines for Using a TVS Diode for Transient Protection

    PCB Design Guidelines for Using a TVS Diode for Transient Protection

    Considering incorporating a TVS diode for your design’s voltage necessities? Make sure you refresh yourself on their parameters first.

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  • Linear Devices in Electronics Keep Your Designs Running Straight

    Linear Devices in Electronics Keep Your Designs Running Straight

    Linear devices in electronics can have some interesting effects in your designs based on your mastery of them.

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  • PCB Design Guidelines for Controlled Impedance Routing

    PCB Design Guidelines for Controlled Impedance Routing

    Controlled impedance routing can take some expertise in the area, but may help your designs’ signal integrity in the long run.

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  • Simulation Driven Design Can Solve Your PCB’s Signal Problems and More

    Simulation Driven Design Can Solve Your PCB’s Signal Problems and More

    Verify your designs and diagnose signal integrity issues with these PCB simulations. Simulation driven design smooths your design security process.

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  • Using Kirchhoff’s Law to Determine Sufficient PCB Trace Thickness

    Using Kirchhoff’s Law to Determine Sufficient PCB Trace Thickness

    How can you ensure that your PCB traces can safely withstand the amount of current flowing through? Use Kirchhoff’s Current Law to determine the trace thickness of your PCB and minimize malfunctions.

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  • Medical Technology Innovations and the Electronics That Enable Them

    Medical Technology Innovations and the Electronics That Enable Them

    Medical technology innovations are paving the way for smarter, stronger healthcare between doctors, patients, and anyone involved in life sciences.

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  • Avoid the First Pass Perils in Prototyping Runs for Your Electronics

    Avoid the First Pass Perils in Prototyping Runs for Your Electronics

    Move your hardware through first pass prototyping to manufacturing with these design strategies.

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  • 7 Benefits of Bringing Additive Manufacturing In-House

    7 Benefits of Bringing Additive Manufacturing In-House

    3D printed PCBs are here, and here’s why you should bring additive manufacturing in-house.

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  • Build and Design an Inverted-F Antenna Directly on Your PCB

    Build and Design an Inverted-F Antenna Directly on Your PCB

    These inverted-F PCB antenna design rules will help you connect PC and cellular devices.

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