Showing posts with label Analog-Design. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Analog-Design. Show all posts

Sunday, March 13, 2016

EDA and Product Design Ideas

Product Design Optimization - Some Ideas of mine that are decades old , related to EDA and Product Design.

Make Practical (it works), Affordable, Usable (ergonomics), Safe, Reliable (robust), Durable and Consistent, Maintainable (means servicing) Products.

EDA CAD Circuit Design Software Tools

EDA and Product Design Ideas

Electronics Product Design Development 

Dust and Contamination in Connectors

Once i opened a RF Millivolt Meter of Marconi Instruments. It did not have a spec of dust inside, not even one micron size of dust particle.

Connectors exposed to Environment should not only be Corrosion resistant but also Dust, Grime & Insect Proof! Dummy Covers on exposed units.

Air Vents, Fans & Unused Slots in Modular Instruments. Missing Fasteners in cabinets, gaps in panel components collect Dust & Insects inside

Dust + Moisture + Smoke + Pollutants = Conductive Grime Deposits on PCB, Parts & in-between the IC pins. Can Simulation include this aspect.

Virtual Environmental Testing a part of simulation and EDA, just like Mechanical Modelling and Studying Thermal Gradients on PCB.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Linear Applications Handbook

National Semiconductors Application note collection. Circuits and design notes of many analog and mixed signal chips. These designs just work and building them will help you learn the Science of Analog Design.

Linear Applications Handbook

National Semiconductor Linear Applications Handbook.

1994 National Semiconductor Corporation (now part of Texas Instruments or TI). TI, Fairchild, National and others were born with the chips. The birth of Integrated Circuits starts with them. Even the people who made Intel and many others have their early roots in these mother firms.