Information on the latest design practices, general tips, recommended tools, and considerations for pre and post product development.

ESD Design for RF Mobile Applications

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.

TCAD Modeling for ESD

TCAD simulation can identify ESD relevant effects and the internal operation of a device under ESD stress conditions that are not generally accessible through conventional measurement techniques. TCAD simulation can help to reduce IC and device design cycle times, resulting in the more timely introduction of innovative products to market.

Technology Developments and the Risk of Product Liability

The risks of product liability sometime affect technological developments in hardware and software used to make products. They can stifle innovation and make some advancements seem too risky. How does the law view these products and what can be done to evaluate and reduce these risks.

De-risking Resonances in Single Conductor Structures, Such as “Ground”

In this article, the author will identify two major types of single-conductor structure resonances and describe some case studies for both. He will then describe how design projects can quickly and easily be ‘de-risked’ from the possibilities of suffering either type of resonance by the use of low-cost field and circuit simulators and/or low-cost bench testing on physical ‘mock-ups’.

Let’s Talk About Flexible Absorber Sheets

Let's talk about flexible absorbing materials used for radio frequency (RF) noise suppression and EMC shielding in electronic products such as cell phones, MP3 players, and rugged handheld devices.