Assessing the thermal performance of an IC package becomes easier if you understand this common, but often misapplied, parameter known as theta JA.
December 27, 2020 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn the high-level steps behind RFIC design.
December 06, 2020 by Jean-Jacques DeLisle
Learn the basic steps of the analog IC design process and how it compares to digital IC design.
December 04, 2020 by Jean-Jacques DeLisle
This article explains the theory and the construction of the circuit of a 10W practice guitar amplifier.
November 29, 2020 by Teja Sai Marellapudi
This article explains how we obtain the Gaussian cumulative distribution function and why it is useful in statistical analysis.
August 19, 2020 by Robert Keim
This article continues our exploration of the normal distribution while reviewing the concept of a histogram and introducing the probability mass function.
August 07, 2020 by Robert Keim
Learn the basic concepts of EMI shieldings, including types of shielding options and the calculation for determining shielding effectiveness.
May 26, 2020 by Ignacio de Mendizábal
This FEQ (Frequent Engineering Question) gives you essential information about the most important and widespread technique for converting a theoretical circuit into a functional physical device.
April 10, 2020 by Robert Keim
In this FEQ (Frequent Engineering Question), we'll take a look at the advantages of zero-ohm resistors and where they're most suitable in design.
March 06, 2020 by Robert Keim
In this article, we’ll focus on the different via configurations that can be used to connect a decoupling capacitor to the PCB power and ground planes.
October 07, 2019 by Dr. Steve Arar
This article will discuss design practices that ensure better thermal management, including some common methods for removing excess heat from a PCB.
October 06, 2019 by Amos Kingatua
This article looks at the common options for a four-layer board stackup.
September 04, 2019 by Dr. Steve Arar
This article discusses the major causes of high temperatures on PCBs that cause failure and damage to the board itself.
September 02, 2019 by Amos Kingatua
Learn about heterogeneous and homogenous buses, special IC packages, and more!
August 23, 2019 by Stephen Colley
This article presents tools and practices in reducing errors in your schematics.
August 22, 2019 by Stephen Colley
Learn how to use the gridded ground technique to reduce noise in a double-sided PCB.
August 15, 2019 by Dr. Steve Arar
How does a ground plane reduce noise in a PCB? Learn more in this technical article.
The design of a modern IC is a truly monumental undertaking, and IC design tools make the job possible.
August 05, 2019 by Gary Elinoff
If you're looking to get a better handle on how to read schematics, this helpful guide will give you a head start.
July 22, 2019 by Matthew Cook
Why should engineers care about hardware security? Because they can help prevent vulnerabilities through design!
July 12, 2019 by Mark Hughes
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