PCB Design From Start to Finish by John Burkhert

This series, by John Burkhert, is a step-by-step guide on printed circuit board design with information suitable for beginners to graduate-level users. You can choose to start from the beginning of the series or skip to the topic of your choice.

  • Series Overview - PCB Design from Start to Finish

    Series Overview - PCB Design from Start to Finish

    A summary of sections in the Back-to-School series for PCB designers

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  • Section 1 – PCB Design: Stackups

    Section 1 – PCB Design: Stackups

    Learn about PCB stack-ups, single layer boards, and more

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  • Section 2 – PCB Design: Components

    Section 2 – PCB Design: Components

    Learn about components and library footrprints

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  • Section 3 – PCB Design: PCB Outlines (Boards and Panels)

    Section 3 – PCB Design: PCB Outlines (Boards and Panels)

    Learn about PCB outlines and assembly sub-panels

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  • Section 4 – PCB Design: Component Placement

    Section 4 – PCB Design: Component Placement

    Learn about component placement, verification, and floorplanning

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  • Section 5 – PCB Design: Fan Out Studies

    Section 5 – PCB Design: Fan Out Studies

    Learn about fanout, miniaturization, and power planes

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  • Section 6 – PCB Design: Digital Routing

    Section 6 – PCB Design: Digital Routing

    Learn more about digital routing and differential pair routing

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  • Section 7 – PCB Design: Understanding/Prioritizing Busses

    Section 7 – PCB Design: Understanding/Prioritizing Busses

    Learn about busses and common bus types found on PCBs

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  • Section 8 – PCB Design: Memory Routing

    Section 8 – PCB Design: Memory Routing

    Learn about memory routing and DDR DRAM

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  • Section 9 – PCB Design: Analog Routing

    Section 9 – PCB Design: Analog Routing

    Learn about analog routing, impedance, dielectrics, and more

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  • Section 10 – PCB Design: Flex Circuits

    Section 10 – PCB Design: Flex Circuits

    Learn about flex circuits, button plating vs panel plating, and more

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  • Section 11 – PCB Design: Multi-Board Systems

    Section 11 – PCB Design: Multi-Board Systems

    Learn about multi-board systems, mother/daughter card, and more

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  • Section 12 – PCB Design: How to Design For Test

    Section 12 – PCB Design: How to Design For Test

    Learn about design for test, placing test points prior to routing, and more

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  • Section 13 – PCB Design: Solder Mask

    Section 13 – PCB Design: Solder Mask

    Learn about solder mask, solder mask silvers, vias, and more

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  • Section 14 – PCB Design: Silkscreen Marking

    Section 14 – PCB Design: Silkscreen Marking

    Learn about silkscreen marking, marking without a silkscreen, and more

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  • Section 15 – PCB Design: Creating a Document Package

    Section 15 – PCB Design: Creating a Document Package

    Learn about documentation, assembly drawings, projecting views, and more

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  • Section 16 – PCB Design: Vendor Management

    Section 16 – PCB Design: Vendor Management

    Learn about vendor management, impedance message, and more

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