2022-04-19 - Ken G

The history and evolution of PCB designs

The evolution of PCB from a simple radio circuit with copper layers to the multi-layer flexible boards marks a path of tremendous progress.

2022-04-08 - Mark Patrick

Bringing analog circuit design into the digital age

A look at the impact of innovative new design tools for analog circuit design that make it more attractive to the next generation of young engineers.

2022-03-24 - Dan Demers

Moving high-performance computing from the server room to the edge

The integration of Intel Xeon D processors on COM-HPC Server-on-Modules allows edge server installations to break free from the tight thermal constraints of air-conditioned server rooms.

2022-03-22 - Bill Schweber

End of the road for PC board design?

The multiple demands placed on PC board design will yield either a null set, or the need for severe compromise on many parameters.

2022-02-16 - K. Bharath Kumar

Techniques for using SPICE to derive Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits

This Design Idea explores several ways to use SPICE [1-3] circuit analysis software to determine the Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuit parameters of linear active networks.

2022-01-27 - Nexar

SiliconExpert partners with Nexar to address component lifecycle issues

SiliconExpert is bringing comprehensive part data into the Altium PCB design tool workflows.

2022-01-26 - Majeed Ahmad

Systems architect: Blueprint of a new job in semiconductor industry

Custom chip designers acknowledge a growing need for systems architects to coordinate every aspect of a system-on-chip (SoC) design project.

2022-01-19 - Omni Design Technologies

EnSilica and Omni Design partner on multiple SoC development

Omni Design and EnSilica will work together to service the needs of customers who are developing the next generation of innovative products.

2022-01-17 - Nitin Dahad

What is a system architect in SoC design?

With advanced chip design going into billions of gates on advanced nodes, dozens if not hundreds of engineers have to work together across various disciplines. The role of the system architect is vital in enabling the design, similar to that of a conductor in an orchestra.

2022-01-13 - Victor Khasiev, Analog Devices Inc.

Two-terminal bipolar power supply

The 2-quadrant supply shown here can be used in a variety of applications ranging from window tinting to test and measurement equipment.