Routing

Looking for Routing and PCB design information? Read the latest from Altium experts here.

  • Auto-Interactive Routing to Overcome Obstacles and Other Polygons

    Auto-Interactive Routing to Overcome Obstacles and Other Polygons

    As the technology of printed circuit boards becomes more complex, PCB designers need the help of auto-interactive routing in order to reduce routing times.

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  • Compensating Propagation Delay: Keep Your Pulse Trains On Time

    Compensating Propagation Delay: Keep Your Pulse Trains On Time

    Propagation delay in logic gates can corrupt data and put components out of sync. These routing tips will help you synchronize your signals.

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  • Build High Density Interconnect PCBs with Skip Vias

    Build High Density Interconnect PCBs with Skip Vias

    High density interconnect PCBs require creative routing strategies. Give connection component density a boost with skip vias.

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  • Increase Your Component and Trace High Density With Via-in-pad Technology

    Increase Your Component and Trace High Density With Via-in-pad Technology

    Via-in-pad technology gives designers significant routing flexibility. Learn more about via-in-pad designs in this article.

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  • The Fundamentals of Programming a PIC Microcontroller

    The Fundamentals of Programming a PIC Microcontroller

    Using a microcontroller in your designs might be a common practice, however, before jumping into them for the first time its best to know how to program them.

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  • Creepage and Clearance Design Rules Require More Than Integrated Flow

    Creepage and Clearance Design Rules Require More Than Integrated Flow

    Enough clearance and creepage must be designed into the printed circuit board to avoid arcing or catastrophic heat. Design rules will help resolve this.

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  • Propagation Delay, Transmission Delay, and Analog Signal Resonance in Your PCB

    Propagation Delay, Transmission Delay, and Analog Signal Resonance in Your PCB

    Every PCB interconnect has transmission delay, leading to resonance effects that can degrade signal quality. Learn how to use transmission delay to your advantage in this article.

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  • Explain Like I’m a Designer: ELIC PCB and HDI Multilayer Designing

    Explain Like I’m a Designer: ELIC PCB and HDI Multilayer Designing

    Maximize your connection and component density in multilayer PCBs using ELIC.

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  • PCB Routing Angle Myths: 45-degree Angle Versus 90-degree Angle

    PCB Routing Angle Myths: 45-degree Angle Versus 90-degree Angle

    When using modern PCB design software, PCB routing angles don’t have to be a hotly-contested debate as your software will enable whatever choice you make.

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  •  Ducks in a Row: Process Control and Document Traceability in One Place

    Ducks in a Row: Process Control and Document Traceability in One Place

    Running around to different departments will keep you away from your design time. Prioritize process control and document traceability to keep creating.

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  • Interface an LED With an 8051 Microcontroller: Processes and Applications

    Interface an LED With an 8051 Microcontroller: Processes and Applications

    Interfacing an LED microcontroller can be difficult to design for, however, can also be within your best interests as a designer for your electronics.

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  • Flex PCB Vs Rigid PCB: How Adaptable is Your Design Approach

    Flex PCB Vs Rigid PCB: How Adaptable is Your Design Approach

    The choice between using a flex PCB vs rigid PCB is will affect the direction of your entire design methodology. Carefully understand the parameters.

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  • Connecting Two PCBs With a Bus: Do Not Pass When Flashing Yellow

    Connecting Two PCBs With a Bus: Do Not Pass When Flashing Yellow

    There are always inventive ways to manipulate your PCB designs and get your boards in communication with each other. PCB bus is one of those ways.

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  • Learning the PCB Design Software Shortcuts to Hack Your Design Growth

    Learning the PCB Design Software Shortcuts to Hack Your Design Growth

    If you’re wondering about the PCB design software shortcuts that are available for users of Altium, look no further for a few of the most useful and common ones.

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  • Working with Altium Designer’s Multilayered Via Routing Rules

    Working with Altium Designer’s Multilayered Via Routing Rules

    With multilayer boards, you can use Altium’s routing rules more effectively. Here’s a quick guide on how to route between layers by designating via rules.

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  • Understanding Ground Planes in Your Two-Layer PCB

    Understanding Ground Planes in Your Two-Layer PCB

    Star connections and ground plane gridding can help prevent noise from ground loops and EMI in your PCB designs.

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  • High Density Interconnect Boards and How They Can Benefit Your Design

    High Density Interconnect Boards and How They Can Benefit Your Design

    High-density interconnect boards require a bit of a careful understanding for their utilization, but can give you an advantage in your pcb designs once you know.

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  • Pin Swapping and Gate Swapping in Your PCB Layout to Clean Up Your Rat Nest

    Pin Swapping and Gate Swapping in Your PCB Layout to Clean Up Your Rat Nest

    Pin swapping and gate swapping in your PCB layout allows you to efficiently re-route traces that may have previously caused design challenges.

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  • Increase Component Density in Multilayer PCB Design with Blind Vias

    Increase Component Density in Multilayer PCB Design with Blind Vias

    Blind vias allow PCB designers to route signals in multilayer PCBs without sacrificing form factor.

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  • Aspect Ratios and Their Importance to Multi-Layered PCBs

    Aspect Ratios and Their Importance to Multi-Layered PCBs

    Aspect ratios, vias, and annular rings all affect one another your design. Learning how they interact and the rules they follow will be important for multilayer PCBs

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