Layout and Routing

  • Signal Integrity for High-Speed Design in PCB Layout

    Signal Integrity for High-Speed Design in PCB Layout

    With today’s signal speeds in printed circuit boards, signal integrity for high-speed design is a major concern.

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  •  PCB Via Design Rules for Circuit Board Layouts

    PCB Via Design Rules for Circuit Board Layouts

    Here are a few key things to remember to better understand and properly use the PCB via design rules in your circuit board layout.

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  • Real-Time Constraint-Driven Interactive Routing

    Real-Time Constraint-Driven Interactive Routing

    Even the most complex routing is easy with real-time constraint-driven feedback tips to help you make a manufacturable and functional PCB.

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  • OrCAD Fanout and Vias

    OrCAD Fanout and Vias

    Most designs these days use one or more BGAs, QFNs, and other high pin - count devices. They're repetitive, and fanouts are perfect for automation. But just adding traces and vias is not...

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  • Effortless Shape Creation and Management

    Effortless Shape Creation and Management

    Dynamically update shapes instantly without waiting to repour polygons when you resize, reshape, and plow through shapes when routing.

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  • Auto-Assisted BGA Fanouts and Via Creation

    Auto-Assisted BGA Fanouts and Via Creation

    The repetitive nature of BGA and other high pin-count device fanounts is perfect for time saving automation to make you more productive.

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  • Your Route to Design Success

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  • External Oscillators; Placement and Routing Trade-offs

    External Oscillators; Placement and Routing Trade-offs

    Does Changing the Clock Make any Difference to the PCB Layout?

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  • 3D PCB Design and Analysis: ECAD/MCAD and Where They Converge

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  • PCB Post-Layout Simulation While You Design

    PCB Post-Layout Simulation While You Design

    PCB post-layout simulation can help designers find and correct signal and power integrity problems in their designs while still in layout.

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  • PCB Design Guidelines for High-Speed Circuit Board Layout

    PCB Design Guidelines for High-Speed Circuit Board Layout

    To avoid signal integrity problems in their layouts, design engineers need to be familiar with PCB design guidelines for high speed.

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  • PCB Design Layout Guidelines for Engineers

    PCB Design Layout Guidelines for Engineers

    For a successful PCB layout, it is important to work from a set of well-developed PCB design layout guidelines.

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  •  Circuit Board Testing for Manufacturing Verification

    Circuit Board Testing for Manufacturing Verification

    To validate the integrity of PCB assembly, circuit board manufacturers rely on automated circuit board testing systems.

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  • RF Design: The Wave of the Future

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  • Design Recommendations for PCB Impedance Control

    Design Recommendations for PCB Impedance Control

    With rising circuit speeds and increased noise and interference, PCB layout designers can no longer afford to ignore PCB impedance control.

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  • High-Speed Analog Layout Techniques in PCB Design

    High-Speed Analog Layout Techniques in PCB Design

    PCB designers should understand these high-speed analog layout techniques for the best results when designing mixed-signal circuit boards.

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  • Optimizing PCB Design Rules for Digital Circuits

    Optimizing PCB Design Rules for Digital Circuits

    To ensure layout success, it is essential for circuit designers to fully use their PCB design rules for digital circuits.

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  • PCB Thermal Relief Guidelines for Effective Layouts

    PCB Thermal Relief Guidelines for Effective Layouts

    The best PCB thermal relief guidelines should be used to create dependable connections both electrically and for manufacturability.

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  • The Best PCB Grounding Techniques in Layout

    The Best PCB Grounding Techniques in Layout

    Understanding PCB grounding techniques can help a designer lay out a circuit board with better signal and power integrity.

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  • The Best PCB Via Size Guidelines for Your Design

    The Best PCB Via Size Guidelines for Your Design

    For the best board layouts, you should follow a comprehensive set of PCB via size guidelines that adhere to standards and support your other design decisions.

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  • The Best PCB Design Guidelines for Reduced EMI

    The Best PCB Design Guidelines for Reduced EMI

    Devising the most effective PCB design guidelines for reduced EMI requires a good understanding of common EMI sources and their effects.

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  • Setting Up PCB Component Placement Tolerances

    Setting Up PCB Component Placement Tolerances

    For circuit board designs that perform well and can be manufactured without errors, follow these PCB component placement tolerances.

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  • PCB Panelization Guidelines for Layout Considerations

    PCB Panelization Guidelines for Layout Considerations

    These PCB panelization guidelines will help layout designers understand manufacturers’ processes when creating PCB manufacturing panels.

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