Lee Ritchey


Lee Ritchey is considered to be one of the industry’s premier authorities on high-speed PCB and system design. He is the founder and president of Speeding Edge, an engineering consulting and training company. He conducts on-site private training courses for high technology companies and also teaches courses through Speeding Edge and its partner companies.

In addition, Lee provides consulting services to top manufacturers of many different types of technology products including Internet, server, video display and camera tracking/scanning products. He is currently involved in characterizing materials for ultra high speed data links used throughout the Internet.

Prior to founding Speeding Edge, Ritchey held a number of hardware engineering management positions including Program Manager for 3Com Corporation in Santa Clara and Engineering Manager for Maxtor. Previously, he was co-founder and vice president of engineering and marketing for Shared Resources, a design services company specializing in the design of high-end supercomputer, workstation and imaging products. Earlier in his career, he designed RF and microwave components for the NASA Apollo space program and other space platforms.

Ritchey holds a B.S.E.E. degree from California State University, Sacramento where he graduated as outstanding senior. In 2004, Ritchey contributed a column, “PCB Perspectives” which appeared on a monthly basis in the industry-renowned trade publication, EE Times.

  • Interplane Capacitance and PCB Stackups

    Interplane Capacitance and PCB Stackups

    Guidance on the process of designing PCB stackups.

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  • Introduction to Printed Circuit Fabrication for the PCB Designer

    Introduction to Printed Circuit Fabrication for the PCB Designer

    The purpose of this article is to introduce PCB designers to how PCBs are manufactured.

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  • Win at Power Delivery System Design

    Win at Power Delivery System Design

    Learn how to successfully engineer the Power Delivery System Design so it meets the needs of new technologies.

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  • Confused About Differential Signaling?

    Confused About Differential Signaling?

    Differential signaling information from expert Lee Ritchey. Learn why differential signaling is dominating the digital world and clear up any confusion about the topic.

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  • Everything You Need for Successful PCB Stackup Design

    Everything You Need for Successful PCB Stackup Design

    Critical information for PCB stackup design: controlled impedance, crosstalk control and the need for interplane capacitance. Read more from expert Lee Ritchey.

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    Looking for information about crosstalk and coupling? Learn how this noise is transferred from trace to trace and methods for preventing it from happening.

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  • How to Control Switching Signals with Terminations for Best Signal Quality

    How to Control Switching Signals with Terminations for Best Signal Quality

    Looking for information about transmission lines and terminations? Learn from the experts about creating and managing electromagnetic fields and how series termination works.

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