FPGA/PCB co-design

PCB design best practices: FPGA/PCB co-design

The next best practice in the model-based systems engineering pillar is FPGA/PCB co-design and optimization. What is FPGA/PCB co-design? FPGA/PCB…

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PCB design best practices: electrical/electronic co-design

What is electrical/electronic co-design? Circuit boards don’t work in isolation, they usually interface with other circuit boards via connectors, cables…

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PCB design best practices: multi-board PCB design

What is multi-board PCB design? Multi-board PCB design is the design of multiple printed circuit boards that make up one…

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PCB design best practices: power integrity analysis

What is power integrity analysis? PCB power integrity analysis is the study of a PCB’s Power Delivery Network (PDN), which…

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PCB design best practices pillar 4: model-based systems engineering

Today I will outline our fourth pillar of PCB design best practices, model-based systems engineering. Having the ability to design…

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PCB design best practices: manufacturability verification or design for manufacturing analysis

What is design for manufacturing analysis? Design for manufacturing (DFM) analysis is manufacturability verification within the design process. It incorporates…

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PCB design best practices: analog mixed-signal (AMS)

What is analog mixed-signal analysis? Analog mixed-signal circuit simulation (AMS) is a technique for analyzing circuits in an integrated environment…

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PCB routing: art + automation

PCB routing is one of the most enjoyable parts of PCB design, but also the most time consuming. It may…

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PCB design best practices: signal integrity analysis

As a part of pillar three, digital prototype-driven verification, let’s dive into signal integrity analysis. What is signal integrity analysis?…