Layout and Routing

  • How Using a Circuit Board Viewer Will Increase Your Design Group’s Efficiency

    How Using a Circuit Board Viewer Will Increase Your Design Group’s Efficiency

    Circuit board viewer tools can help your design department by involving everyone virtually and reducing the amount of paperwork.

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  • How to Build Your Stackup in PCB Design Software

    How to Build Your Stackup in PCB Design Software

    Creating a layer stackup in PCB design software takes an understanding of the needs of the design and knowing how to best use the tools at your disposal.

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  • Calculating PCB Circuit Density to Estimate Layer-Count and Required Technology

    Calculating PCB Circuit Density to Estimate Layer-Count and Required Technology

    A methodology for providing fast answers to the question of the board technology for a new design.

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  • Routing Basics for Stripline Transmission Lines

    Routing Basics for Stripline Transmission Lines

    This article looks at what stripline transmission line routing is, and how you can use your design tools to more effectively route these sensitive traces.

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  • Using Power Factor Calculations for PCBA Reliability

    Using Power Factor Calculations for PCBA Reliability

    Using power flow calculations to optimize your signals during design, as discussed in this blog, can shave time and costs from your board development process.

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  • Understanding PCB Prototyping and Fabrication Process Options

    Understanding PCB Prototyping and Fabrication Process Options

    Before choosing the best PCB prototyping and fabrication process you need to be aware of the options, which we provide in this blog.

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  • Average Power Output Considerations in Circuit Design

    Average Power Output Considerations in Circuit Design

    The average power output within a circuit is something that should be adhered to in most cases, and can be designed away from also. Learn more about this process.

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

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  • Constraint Management for Impedance Control in High Speed Design

    Constraint Management for Impedance Control in High Speed Design

    Constraint management for impedance control is all about spotting and correcting impedance variations as you route your board.

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  • Communicating With Your Electronic and Mechanical Engineers

    Communicating With Your Electronic and Mechanical Engineers

    Communicating with your electronic and mechanical engineers can be challenging and frustrating or it can be easy and a key to the success of your design.

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  • Optimizing Routing for Power Electronics

    Optimizing Routing for Power Electronics

    Take a look at the routing for power electronics recommendations we have for you here to get the best performance out of the power supplies on your PCB design.

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  • Reliability Assurance for Electronic Systems

    Reliability Assurance for Electronic Systems

    This article describes how Design for Reliability processes impact component selection and circuit design.

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  • RF Design: The Wave of the Future

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  • Overview of DDR Routing

    Overview of DDR Routing

    This overview of DDR routing is full of recommendations for your next PCB design involving memory routing.

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  • How to Design PCB Layout Rules That Work

    How to Design PCB Layout Rules That Work

    Here is how you can design PCB layout rules efficiently that will help you to lay out a board design without errors and be ready for manufacturing.

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  • Thermal Cycling Resistance and PCB Failure

    Thermal Cycling Resistance and PCB Failure

    Thermal cycling resistance means you need to prevent conductors from fracturing as a board operates. Here’s how you can ensure reliability.

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  • Considerations for Signal Plane Stackups

    Considerations for Signal Plane Stackups

    Signal plane stackups will determine trace impedance, power integrity, and signal integrity. You’ll need to design the right stackup for your digital or analog system.

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  • Optimization Guide for PCB Routing Constraints

    Optimization Guide for PCB Routing Constraints

    Not using PCB routing constraints when laying out your printed circuit board can lead to all kinds of different signal integrity and manufacturing problems.

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  • What You Can Learn From a SPICE EMC Simulation

    What You Can Learn From a SPICE EMC Simulation

    Here are the top five PCB design guidelines for analog circuits that will help you in your mix-circuit PCB designs.

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  • Understanding PCB Via-In-Pad Design

    Understanding PCB Via-In-Pad Design

    Via-in-pad design is one of the best solutions for routing high-density PCB designs. Here is more information on what VIPs are and how they can be used.

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  • The Top 5 PCB Design Guidelines for Analog Circuits

    The Top 5 PCB Design Guidelines for Analog Circuits

    Here are the top five PCB design guidelines for analog circuits that will help you in your mix-circuit PCB designs.

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  • Using Net Classifications to Optimize Your PCB Layout

    Using Net Classifications to Optimize Your PCB Layout

    PCB layout net classifications can help organize your design and you keep track of all of your different routing rules and constraints.

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