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PCB Design File Formats Overview

By A Mughees • Nov 26, 2022

View our tutorial on PCB design file formats and how they are used in fab/assembly.

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Flexible Printed Electronics Create New Design Opportunities

By A Mughees • Nov 15, 2022

Flexible printed electronics can leverage unique materials and processes to fabricate unique devices.

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Which Designs Need Rogers PCB Materials?

By ZM Peterson • Oct 22, 2022

Learn about Rogers PCBs and whether you need these materials in your layer stack.

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PCB Design for FPGA SoMs and Carrier Boards

By ZM Peterson • Sep 16, 2022

Learn about the design challenges and processes in PCB design for an FPGA SoM and its carrier board.

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Overview of RISC-V in Embedded Systems Development

By ZM Peterson • Jul 28, 2022

Learn about the uses of RISC-V based embedded systems and how the ISA is used in development.

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PCB Surface Plating Materials and Their Advantages

By A Mughees • Jul 21, 2022

We explore PCB surface plating options that can be used within standard PCB fabrication processes.

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Differential Crosstalk in High-Speed PCB Design

By ZM Peterson • Jul 15, 2022

Differential crosstalk can occur in high-speed PCBs, creating noise coupling between interconnects.

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Why You Should Use an FPGA in Embedded Systems Design

By ZM Peterson • Jun 20, 2022

FPGAs in embedded systems have many advantages not seen with standard processor architectures.

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Important Simulations and Testing for PCB Reliability

By ZM Peterson • Jun 15, 2022

Learn about the important tests and simulations you can perform to assess PCB reliability.

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6-Layer PCB Design and Applications

By ZM Peterson • Apr 24, 2022

6-layer PCBs are a starting point for more advanced devices and systems.

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PCB Design Guidelines for High-Rel Power Electronics

By ZM Peterson • Apr 20, 2022

These PCB design guidelines for power electronics help ensure high reliability.

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How To Run a PCB Impedance Calculation Without a Field Solver

By ZM Peterson • Apr 2, 2022

This is how you perform PCB impedance calculations without 3D full-wave field solvers.

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Designing With ASICs for Machine Learning in Embedded Systems

By ZM Peterson • Mar 21, 2022

Learn how you can design intelligent embedded systems and IoT products using ASICs with machine learning capabilities.

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Half-Bridge DC-DC Converter PCB Design

By ZM Peterson • Feb 20, 2022

Learn about designing half-bridge DC-DC converters, including isolated vs. non-isolated versions of this important topology.

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Secrets of Differential Pair Routing in High-Speed PCB Design

By ZM Peterson • Feb 8, 2022

We examine some guidelines and best practices in differential pair routing in this article.

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PCB Thermal Analysis From Stackup to Assembly

By ZM Peterson • Jan 31, 2022

PCB thermal analysis begins with understanding how components will operate, and how the PCB stackup and materials affect heat transfer.

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Switching Power Supply Noise, Radiated EMI, and EMC

By ZM Peterson • Jan 24, 2022

Learn more about switching power supply noise in this article.

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Guide to Sizing and Using Microvias in HDI PCB Design

By ZM Peterson • Dec 27, 2021

Read our guide to sizing and use microvias in at low aspect ratio in HDI PCB design, layout, and routing.

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Guide to PCB Grounding to Ensure Low Noise and EMC

By ZM Peterson • Nov 22, 2021

PCB grounding is a fundamental system-level design consideration that will affect all aspects of noise and EMC in your PCB layout.

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Should You Use Star Point Grounding in a PCB?

By ZM Peterson • Sep 27, 2021

You should only design your PCB with star point grounding in specialized applications.

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What is Turnkey PCB Manufacturing and Assembly?

By ZM Peterson • Sep 13, 2021

Learn more about turnkey PCB manufacturing services and turnkey PCB assembly services for your next electronics prototype or full-scale manufacturing run.

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Understanding Characteristic Impedance in Your Circuits and PCBs

By ZM Peterson • Aug 24, 2021

In this article, we’ll look at characteristic impedance and why real circuits do not operate at their characteristic impedance.

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Buck and Boost Converter Waveforms in an RF Power Supply

By ZM Peterson • Aug 17, 2021

An RF power supply can run with buck or boost converter waveforms to deliver power to an amplifier and transmitter.

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Navigating Component Shortages in Today’s Volatile Supply Chain Environment

By NWES • Jul 25, 2021

A case study in navigating component shortages and our process for ensuring your design can be produced without delays.


 

 

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