2018-05-21 - Istvan Novak

Solder-wick trick characterizes bypass caps

Verify capacitor performance with a simple “homemade” test fixture.

2018-02-12 - Charles Pfeil

A lifetime designing PCBs: Changing roles

Stay or go, finding the best avenue to project and company contributions involves tough choices.

2018-01-29 - Charles Pfeil

A lifetime designing PCBs: Improving autorouting & design software

These PCB CAD adventures feature punched-card autorouting and a widget ruler.

2018-01-17 - Charles Pfeil

A lifetime designing PCBs: Merging design and fabrication

Have you ever wanted to take a sharp (or blunt) object to your CAD system?

2018-01-02 - Charles Pfeil

A lifetime designing PCBs: From design to software

One foot in PCB design, the other in CAD software development. Something’s gotta give.

2017-12-21 - Charles Pfeil

A lifetime designing PCBs: Switching to eCAD

Early PCB CAD systems prove to be an uphill battle, but things eventually work out.

2017-12-12 - Charles Pfeil

A lifetime designing PCBs: Job shopper to service bureau

Our PCB hero starts his own service bureau, tastes success, but then, somehow, things go horribly wrong.

2017-09-22 - Mark Wagner

Optimize mixed-signal Circuit/PCB design using noise modeling, part 1

An in-depth tour of ways to model and reduce noise in analog, digital, and mixed circuits & PCBs.

2017-09-16 - Charles Pfeil

A lifetime designing PCBs: early design adventures

PCB design was all about creating proper interconnects between components so when the power was applied it would behave and…