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PCB design best practices: thermal analysis

Designing today‚Äôs complex PCB is no easy task. It requires a full understanding of the basics of PCB design, a…

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Understanding distribution of current in via arrays

The path of least resistance We all like to take the path of least resistance. If only it were easier…

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PCB design best practices: schematic analysis

What is PCB schematic analysis? PCB schematic analysis is the automated analysis of each net within a schematic prior to…

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Creating supply chain resilience for small and medium PCB design teams

PCB supply chain disruptions Disruptions in the PCB supply chain have caused problems for product development teams within most companies….

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PCB design best practices pillar 3: digital prototype-driven verification

Today I will outline our third pillar of PCB design best practices, digital prototype-driven verification. When it comes to digital…

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DC drop resistance analysis in the PADS Professional Premium flow

One impressive, and significant, feature of HyperLynx in the PADS Professional Premium flow is the DC drop resistance analysis. DC…

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PCB design best practices: Designing for advanced manufacturing technologies like rigid-flex PCB design and High-Density Interconnect

The next best practice I want to discuss as a part of engineering productivity and efficiency is designing for advanced…

How to answer four common questions about power module stray inductance

How to answer four common questions about power module stray inductance

Stray inductance is the sum of all unwanted inductance elements from components, wires, copper planes, and traces in a current…

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PCB design best practices: constraint-driven design

The next best practice within the engineering productivity and efficiency pillar is constraint-driven design. What is constraint-driven design? Constraint-driven design…