Wp Net Image 1540x800

Net common resistance extraction is crucial to design reliability

April 1, 2021
Understanding common resistance and how it affects analog IC performance helps IC verification engineers correctly assess its impact on design reliability.

Accurately extracting and calculating the common resistance of interconnects within analog IC designs is fundamental for evaluating circuit reliability, particularly for noise and voltage drop analysis, and ESD protection verification. The Calibre PERC reliability solution provides a packaged common resistance check that simplifies and automates this technique, ensures accurate and efficient resistance measurements, and supports fast and accurate debugging of any errors detected.


The Flyback Power-Supply Architecture and Operation

The flyback topology is a versatile, widely used, switched-mode power-supply design with some interesting characteristics that brings performance and BOM advantages to many applications...

What's the Difference Between AC-DC and DC-DC Power Supplies?

Significant complications arise when trying to get your power supply working from a wall outlet.

Factor PFC Into Your Power-Supply Design

Stricter guidelines imposed by version 3 of the IEC standard for harmonic current emissions push designers to embrace power-factor-correction methodologies.

5 LDO Regulators with High Output Current

High output current, also referred to as Iout, might be an important spec for your low-dropout (LDO) linear regulator.