Layout and Routing

  • PCB Component Orientation Considerations for Optimum Part Placement

    PCB Component Orientation Considerations for Optimum Part Placement

    This article examines PCB component orientation problems and why part rotations are important both electrically and for manufacturability.

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  • PCB Component Placement Defect Detection for Layouts

    PCB Component Placement Defect Detection for Layouts

    This article is about different PCB component placement defect detection methods you can use to avoid common DFM errors.

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  • Designing to PCB Creepage and Clearance Standards in Circuit Board Layouts

    Designing to PCB Creepage and Clearance Standards in Circuit Board Layouts

    This article discusses the importance of maintaining PCB creepage and clearance standards in your circuit board layout and methods for accomplishing that.

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  • Exploring the Difference Between Single-Ended and Differential Signals

    Exploring the Difference Between Single-Ended and Differential Signals

    This article will explore the differences between single-ended and differential signals and show you how to use each to your advantage in your designs.

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  • Avoiding PCB Layout Errors With the Right Design Tools

    Avoiding PCB Layout Errors With the Right Design Tools

    Read on to learn how to avoid creating PCB layout errors by using the full features and functionalities of your design tools.

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  • Effective PCB Trace Width and Spacing

    Effective PCB Trace Width and Spacing

    This article is about the challenges of routing with the correct PCB trace width and spacing, as well as some design tooltips to help with that.

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  • Top PCB Layout Recommendations for BGA Packages

    Top PCB Layout Recommendations for BGA Packages

    This article explains ball grid array parts used in the design of circuit boards and discusses some best practice PCB layout recommendations for BGA packages.

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

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  • PCB Component to Edge Clearance Considerations

    PCB Component to Edge Clearance Considerations

    This article discusses the potential problems with PCB component to edge clearances that are too tight and what the designer can do about it.

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  • Understanding Standing Wave Patterns on Interconnects and Antennas

    Understanding Standing Wave Patterns on Interconnects and Antennas

    Read our guide to learn about standing wave patterns on your electrical transmission lines and interconnects.

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  • Applying IPC Through-Hole Standards In PCB Design

    Applying IPC Through-Hole Standards In PCB Design

    This article explores figuring out the right IPC through-hole standards in PCB design and how to apply them in calculating pad size.

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  • High-Power PCB Design Considerations

    High-Power PCB Design Considerations

    Special considerations are required for high-power PCB design, including thermal management, layout, component arrangement, and more.

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  • RF Design: The Wave of the Future

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  • PCB Design Principles for Beginners

    PCB Design Principles for Beginners

    These PCB design principles help beginners ensure design reliability and manufacturability for their PCB designs. Learn how to put them into practice.

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  • 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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  • Should You Ever Separate Analog and Digital Ground Planes?

    Should You Ever Separate Analog and Digital Ground Planes?

    When you’re planning your grounding strategy, be careful before you separate your analog and digital ground planes.

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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

    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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