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Golden rules for first time success in rigid-flex 04/12/2013

Designing for rigid flex presents a number of challenges to electronic and mechanical design teams. This whitepaper from Altium lays out some of the golden rules for successful rigid-flex pcb design.
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Unleashing BeagleBone Black 14/05/2013

This whitepaper from Texas Instruments tells you how to make the most of BeagleBone Black, a credit card sized device powered by an ARM Cortex-A8 based TI Sitara AM335x processor running at 1GHz.

Vault driven electronics design 23/10/2012

Using Altium Designer, Altium Vault Technology and a methodology that uses a vault centric approach to electronics design, you are able to design in a controlled way without loss of design freedom, with the assurance that you are using design ...

Fundamentals of signal integrity analysis 23/07/2012

New to signal integrity analysis, or just need to brush up on the fundamentals? If so, this white paper is aimed at you. This white paper starts at the very basic, actually before the fundamentals, answering the question "What do I need to know?" ...

Advanced PCB Techniques: How to Use the Latest Technologies 23/07/2012

As PCB designers get creative to continually amaze, the new techniques are disruptive to traditional PCB design and fabrication unless done well. This extra effort to make ever faster or thinner electronics is rewarded in dollars, as Apple has shown ...

Advanced PCB Techniques: How to Use the Latest Technologies 19/07/2012

Extra effort to make faster electronics is rewarded in dollars, as Apple has shown in their designs. Here we will review the advanced PCB techniques of 3D packaging, HDI, and embedded actives, find a common thread to design challenges, and then ...

Oryx board - ultra low power reference design for mobile applications 04/11/2011

The ORYX Board is an ultra low power reference design Sharp Microelectronics has developed in cooperation with Arrow Electronics.

High speed digital board design with Altium Designer 03/11/2011

Istvan Nagy, electronics design engineer at Blue Chip Technology, a leading UK manufacturer of industrial computer and single board computer platforms, has written an in depth tutorial on how to use Altium Designer for high speed digital board ...

Designs, ideas and solutions for today’s engineers 06/09/2010

Developers of small, fan-less systems are confronted with a growing list of questions. In order to address these issues, embedded systems developers often turn to computer-on-module (COM) solutions.

ATOM processor technology white paper 12/08/2009

Orchid Technologies Engineering & Consulting (OTEC), a developer of custom electronics product solutions, describes the ATOM processor technology core design, and how it can combine custom electronic hardware with an ATOM processor core. The result ...

Tips for designing the circuits of DC-DC converters 27/03/2009

This paper from Torex Semiconductor explains how to design DC-DC converter circuits that satisfy the required specifications under a variety of constraints.

AN-6905-SG6905 Green mode PFC/Flyback-PWM Controller 19/03/2009

This application note from Fairchild Semiconductor describes the highly integrated SG6905 which has been especially designed for power supplies consisting of boost PFC and flyback PWM.

AN-6859A Design and Application Guide for SG6859A 19/03/2009

This application note from Fairchild Semiconductor describes a detailed design strategy for a high efficiency compacy flyback converter. Design considerations and mathematical equations are presented. The guidelines for pcb layout are also given.

AN-6858 Applying SG6858 to Control a Flyback Power Supply 19/03/2009

This application note from Fairchild Semiconductor describes a detailed design strategy for a high efficiency, compact flyback converter. Design considerations, mathematical equations and guidelines for printed circuit board layout are presented.

AN-6203 Applying SG6203 to Control a Synchronous Rectifier of a Flyback Power Supply 19/03/2009

This application note from Fairchild Semiconductor describes a detailed design strategy for a high efficiency compact flyback converter. Design considerations and mathematical equations are presented. A 12V, 120W evaluation board is built to ...

Factorised power architecture and VI Bricks 17/02/2009

As electronic systems continue to trend toward lower voltages with higher currents and as the speed of contemporary loads – such as state of the art processors and memory – continues to increase, the power systems designer is challenged to provide ...

Eclipse-based embedded IDE combines best of proprietary and do it yourself worlds 17/02/2009

Software development tools for embedded systems have evolved in an interesting direction. In this paper, the evolution of embedded development tools offerings is tracked, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of each approach. You can then see ...

Express Logic and Ball Aerospace team up to provide embedded real time software for NASA's 'Deep Impact' space mission. 17/02/2009

On January 12, 2005, NASA, working with the engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the University of Maryland, launched Deep Impact’s two piece space probe with the intention of hitting Tempel 1—a comet 80 million miles away. To ...

RTOS selection and its impact on ehnhancing time to market and on time design outcomes 17/02/2009

Express Logic white paper on how time-to-market and on-time design considerations can cost or make you money - and why you should consider these factors in choosing or replacing your operating system.

Introducing nanoETXexpress, based on ETXexpress / COM Express 16/02/2009

Embedded computer technology company and the inventor of the ETX Computer On Module (COM) form factor, Kontron, has announced full support for the newly released nanoETXexpress module size 'nano' - based on the ETXexpress / COM Express interface ...

microETXexpress - compact SFF embedded solution 16/02/2009

Kontron, embedded computer technology specialist and the inventor of the ETX Computer-on-Module (COM) form factor, fully supports the compact microETXexpress module size, which is based on the Type 2 pin-out of the COM Express standard (by PICMG).