Category: PCB Design
What is the Use of a Decoupling Capacitor?

What is the Use of a Decoupling Capacitor?

System noise has become a critical issue for both analog and digital devices. The requirement for speedy interfaces and lower power consumption has resulted in devices being sensitive to disturbances from power and signal lines. A decoupling capacitor or bypass...

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How to Draw and Design a PCB Schematic?

How to Draw and Design a PCB Schematic?

A schematic diagram is a logical and visual representation of an electrical circuit. It is the very first step of electronic product design.  Earlier, the designers used to draw the circuit diagram on paper. Now, the designers have started to use PCB design tools...

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What is a Pad in PCB Design and Development?

What is a Pad in PCB Design and Development?

The quality of a circuit board assembly depends on several factors such as the interface between the board and the components. This makes a pad a significant part of PCB design and development as it serves as the designated surface area for electrical contact between...

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Losses in PCB Transmission Lines

Losses in PCB Transmission Lines

A PCB transmission line comprises at least two conductors – one for the signal and another for its return path. Complex circuit board nets are the combinations of such simpler transmission line structures. Understanding these structures (microstrip, stripline, and...

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What’s the Meaning of a Schematic Diagram?

What’s the Meaning of a Schematic Diagram?

A  schematic diagram is a fundamental two-dimensional circuit representation showing the functionality and connectivity between different electrical components. It is vital for a PCB designer to get familiarized with the schematic symbols that represent the components...

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Flex PCB Design Guidelines for Manufacturing

Flex PCB Design Guidelines for Manufacturing

In this webinar, we discuss flex PCB design guidelines for manufacturing. The flex PCBs offer many advantages for both the physical designer and the manufacturer. The ability of the flex PCB to be molded and bent without breakage can lead to smaller designs that are...

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How to Reduce Parasitic Capacitance in PCB Layout

How to Reduce Parasitic Capacitance in PCB Layout

A PCB consists of several parallelly spanned conductors, say traces, separated by an insulator. These traces, along with dielectric material, form a capacitor, resulting in an unwanted parasitic capacitance or stray capacitance effect. Parasitic elements in a PCB...

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What Is PCIe (PCI Express)?

What Is PCIe (PCI Express)?

Innovation in computing is an ongoing trend that keeps growing exponentially in today's digital world. With data transfer being a major requirement in computing, we will discuss the PCIe (peripheral computer interconnect express) bus in this article. Growing computing...

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