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March 19, 2014

Bring decaps under control with automated analysis

Decoupling capacitor counts are increasing as PCBs deploy more advanced silicon. But you can use automated analysis to bring counts and costs under control.
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March 6, 2014
Richard Goering, senior manager of technical communications, Cadence

Henny Youngman’s advice to PCB designers

In a standing-room-only talk at the recent DesignCon conference, Eric Bogatin explained why comedian Henny Youngman could help them with signal integrity on PCBs.
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October 27, 2013
Richard Goering, senior manager of technical communications, Cadence

IPC-2581 transfer standard gains momentum

Forty six companies have joined the consortium developing the increasingly important IPC-2581 data transfer standard for PCB designs.
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May 8, 2013
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Keeping high-speed designs clean with ERC

Electrical rule checks (ERC) are now available to deal with increasing PCB design complexity, speed project delivery and protect the intellectual property within them.
April 10, 2013
Richard Goering, senior manager of technical communications, Cadence

Focus on product creation for effective design

An increasingly important concept in design is that of product creation. An approach based on product creation looks beyond chip or board design.
October 23, 2012
A same net sliver

Better PCB design using the fabricator’s view

Early use of design for manufacturing can capture PCB yield issues related to pads, copper distribution, same net slivers and more
August 6, 2012

Concurrent design: one team, one virtual location

Speeding up electronics design by learning lessons in increasing parallelism from computer science.
April 5, 2012

Overcoming increasing PCB complexity with automation

Advanced PCB and IC technologies have to be matched with advanced design and analysis tools if companies are going to produce board designs that are right first time, on time.
March 7, 2012

Envelope tracking for RF power amplifiers in mobile handsets

‘Envelope tracking’ is not a new technique; it has been known about for more than 50 years. But it could greatly help the power consumption challenges once more facing mobile handset design.
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September 10, 2010

Designing a PCB for power integrity

Signal integrity (SI) issues have been around for a while, the result of ever-faster edge rates. Both SI and PI problems manifest themselves as data errors. Indeed, PI problems are often misdiagnosed as SI problems. As such, an understanding of power delivery issues is essential to the success of any board project, as is a [...]
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