This article highlights key concepts to designing electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection circuits for radio frequency (RF) and millimeter wave applications. Needed RF concepts are discussed and some popular protection schemes are illustrated.
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) protection of Integrated Circuits (ICs) requires seamless discharge paths and voltage clamping along the course of the discharge, between any pins combinations on the IC.
This article describes a practical approach to the design and build of a sleeve dipole antenna mandated by a custom EMC standard.
This article examines the different parts of capacitive touch design and provides a checklist of what to look for when designing a product.
This article describes the MOV circuit design sequence for the AC mains port overvoltage protection of pluggable type A equipment.
S-parameters are very useful to evaluate, understand, and optimize the response of your filters. If you are unfamiliar with this typical tool for RF engineers, this column is for you.
Circuit design reliability verification in Integrated Circuit (IC) design is extremely challenging.
Whenever an electronic circuit is first energized, transients occur in current and voltage waveforms. These start-up transients can affect the electrical and thermal behavior of components and circuits with serious reliability, EMI, and random effects. Try to characterize how your circuits start and stop.