2020-10-14 - Chang Fei Yee

Study of fiber weave effect on PCB with 3DEM modelling

This article studies the fiber weave effect on PCB in terms of mode conversion and differential insertion loss due to…

2020-09-04 - Kevin Meredith, Samtec, Inc.

Aligning multiple connector sets between PCBs

Miniaturization has made it more difficult to align multiple connectors, but design best practices can help ensure PCB design success.

2020-08-24 - Geoff Schulteis

Integrating chip antennas into a PCB: Understanding antenna matching

Antennas are not like other components. Their behaviour is more difficult to predict, because an antenna will perform a certain…

2020-07-20 - Brian Dipert

Teardown: Affordable and high-quality security camera

This teardown aspires to find out how a security camera delivers so much for such a small price tag.

2020-05-27 - Hesam Moshiri

DIY hand sanitizer/alcohol dispenser, without an Arduino or MCU

In this article, we will build an automatic hand sanitizer dispenser that uses IR sensors to detect the presence of…

2020-05-21 - Majid Dadafshar

A practical guide to signal integrity in high-speed SerDes applications, part 2

This article focuses on real-world signal integrity issues that require additional analysis, modeling, and compensation.

2020-05-05 - Geoff Schulteis

How to get better wireless performance for mobile devices with small PCBs

If the product design is to include an antenna, especially if it is using a small PCB, we would recommend…

2020-03-13 - Steve Roberts

Combine in-circuit and functional component test advantages

Creating a combined test adapter for a DC/DC power product presents a design challenge, but if implemented properly can speed…

2020-02-21 - Patrick Mannion

Teardown: DJI Spark drone

The DJI Spark drone was one of the most anticipated drones ever, and for good reason. An EDN teardown gives…

2020-02-20 - Rajan Bedi

Right-first-time PCB layout for spacecraft avionics

The PCB is now so fundamental that we often forget that it is a component that must be selected based…