Layout and Routing

  • Understanding the Fundamentals of Power Supply Design

    Understanding the Fundamentals of Power Supply Design

    Getting the fundamentals of power supply design right is critical to ensuring the reliability of a circuit. Here are some common challenges and key tips.

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  • Optimizing Your PCB Using Design for Reliability (DfR) Principles

    Optimizing Your PCB Using Design for Reliability (DfR) Principles

    When designing a PCB, it is important to use design for reliability (DfR) concepts to avoid PCB failures and unreliability. Read on to learn how to implement these concepts.

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  • Single-Point vs. Multipoint Grounding in PCB Layouts

    Single-Point vs. Multipoint Grounding in PCB Layouts

    This article explores the differences of single-point vs. multipoint grounding in PCB layouts as well as some ground plane design best practices.

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  • The Importance of Rigid-Flex PCB Design Guidelines

    The Importance of Rigid-Flex PCB Design Guidelines

    Ensure sturdy and reliable electronic products by learning how to apply rigid-flex PCB design guidelines to each of your design projects.

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  • PCB Layout Guidelines for Switching Power Supplies

    PCB Layout Guidelines for Switching Power Supplies

    This article describes the PCB design setup, placement, and trace routing layout guidelines for switching power supplies.

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    Allegro PCB Editor Demo

    The Cadence® Allegro® PCB Editor helps bring your innovative and bleeding-edge designs to life.

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  • Applying IPC Standards to PCB Layout Design

    Applying IPC Standards to PCB Layout Design

    Understanding the IPC standard for PCB layout designs is the first step to creating reliable and manufacturable designs.

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

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  • Split Plane Routing in Cadence’s Allegro PCB Editor

    Split Plane Routing in Cadence’s Allegro PCB Editor

    Split plane routing is essential with today’s high-density PCB designs, but there are some potential pitfalls to using them if you aren’t careful.

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  • PCB DFM Process

    PCB DFM Process

    Here are the problems that can happen to a PCB that isn’t designed for manufacturability, and how an engineer can incorporate good DFM into their design.

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  • Functional Partitioning in PCB Design

    Functional Partitioning in PCB Design

    We’ll illustrate the importance of setting up functional partitioning in PCB design and give some recommendations on functional partition best practices.

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  • The Art of Stifling Interference on a Printed Circuit Board Assembly

    The Art of Stifling Interference on a Printed Circuit Board Assembly

    Noise carries but only so far. We have to tolerate some EMI though there are limits.

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  • RF Design: The Wave of the Future

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  • Different Types of Shielding in Analog Layouts to Consider for PCB Design

    Different Types of Shielding in Analog Layouts to Consider for PCB Design

    This article talks about the different types of shielding in analog layouts that are important for controlling EMI in circuit boards.

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  • How to Use a Transmission Line Reflection Coefficient Correctly

    How to Use a Transmission Line Reflection Coefficient Correctly

    There is more than one way to examine how the transmission line reflection coefficient affects your signals.

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  • Effective Chassis Grounding Techniques

    Effective Chassis Grounding Techniques

    Chassis grounding is important for safety and noise shielding. We’ll explore some chassis grounding techniques and how they can help with future designs.

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  • PCB Minimum Etch Technique Explained

    PCB Minimum Etch Technique Explained

    PCB minimum etch technique is about leaving as much copper on the PCB as possible. Learn why it's important and how to execute it in your designs.

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  • How to Reduce Capacitive Coupling

    How to Reduce Capacitive Coupling

    This article discusses how to reduce capacitive coupling and tips for avoiding crosstalk.

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  • Efficient Differential Pair Routing Guidelines to Speed Up PCB Routing

    Efficient Differential Pair Routing Guidelines to Speed Up PCB Routing

    This article describes some of the potential problems of routing diff pairs on a PCB and offers some differential pair routing guidelines to get you through.

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  • Damping Natural Frequency in Oscillators and How to Compensate for Its Effects

    Damping Natural Frequency in Oscillators and How to Compensate for Its Effects

    This article defines damping and natural frequency, examines the effects of damping natural frequency, and how to compensate in electronics for these effects.

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  • MPPT vs. PWM for Solar Charge Controllers

    MPPT vs. PWM for Solar Charge Controllers

    MPPT vs. PWM is a common comparison when designing solar charge controllers. See this article for which to use as well as some design tips.

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  • Balancing Multilayer Circuits with Plated Holes: Placement and Information

    Balancing Multilayer Circuits with Plated Holes: Placement and Information

    Trying to balance space on multilayer circuits with plated holes can be a challenge, especially on dense PCB designs. Here are some ideas that can help.

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