Routing

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  • HDI PCB Designs and the CAD Tools Behind Them

    HDI PCB Designs and the CAD Tools Behind Them

    Printed circuit boards manufactured with high density interconnect technology is here to stay. See what kind of CAD tools you will need for HDI PCB designs.

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  • Stay Grounded: Digital, Analog, and Earth Ground in PCB Layout

    Stay Grounded: Digital, Analog, and Earth Ground in PCB Layout

    Ground placement in a PCB is no simple task, especially for beginners. However, by thoroughly understanding the basics of digital, analog, and earth ground, you can ensure reliable ground connections.

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  • Eliminate the Crosstalk: LVDS Routing and the Art of Differential Signaling

    Eliminate the Crosstalk: LVDS Routing and the Art of Differential Signaling

    Incorrect signal return paths in LVDS circuits can cause noise coupling and EMI. Learn more about LVDS routing and differential signaling to minimize the noise.

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  • PCB Routing Tips: Navigating Your Way Through BGA Fanout Options

    PCB Routing Tips: Navigating Your Way Through BGA Fanout Options

    Ball Grid Arrays (BGA) help PCB designers route high-density connections to integrated circuits. Understanding BGA fanout and BGA types promotes successful routing.

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  • Copper Choice and Copper Efficiency for High-Frequency PCB Design

    Copper Choice and Copper Efficiency for High-Frequency PCB Design

    You’ll want to keep in mind the parameters being sought after with your copper choice for copper efficiency in high-frequency PCB design.

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  • PCB Routing Guidelines for DDR4 Memory Devices

    PCB Routing Guidelines for DDR4 Memory Devices

    By ensuring you have proper PCB design guidelines in place, your DDR4 memory can be used most effectively in your circuit boards.

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  • How to Use a Star Point for Analog Ground and Digital Ground Connection

    How to Use a Star Point for Analog Ground and Digital Ground Connection

    Analog and digital grounds need to be simultaneously separate and connected. A star point ground can help you solve that conundrum and reduce EMI on your PCB.

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  • High-Speed Design Techniques: Trace Tuning for Routing Length Matching: PCB Design Tips & Tricks - Altium Audio Bites

    High-Speed Design Techniques: Trace Tuning for Routing Length Matching: PCB Design Tips & Tricks - Altium Audio Bites

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  • How to Use a Star Point for Analog Ground and Digital Ground Connection

    How to Use a Star Point for Analog Ground and Digital Ground Connection

    Analog and digital grounds need to be simultaneously separate and connected. A star point ground can help you solve that conundrum and reduce EMI on your PCB.

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  • Termination Methods in High Speed and High Frequency PCBs

    Termination Methods in High Speed and High Frequency PCBs

    With so many PCB termination techniques available, how do you pick the best method for your PCB? Learn more in this article.

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  • PCB Trace Corrosion: Why It Happens and How to Prevent It

    PCB Trace Corrosion: Why It Happens and How to Prevent It

    Many natural contaminants contribute to pcb trace corrosion. Learn some strategies for preventing pcb trace corrosion in this article.

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  • How Non-functional Pads Affect Your PCB Design

    How Non-functional Pads Affect Your PCB Design

    Non-functional pad removal can be a major advantage, or it can cause major problems in your PCB. Learn more about non-functional pads in this article.

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  • Determining Impedance in PCB Microstrip Traces

    Determining Impedance in PCB Microstrip Traces

    Microstrip impedance calculators can be useful in certain PCB applications. Learn more about best use cases for these calculators in this article.

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  • Transmission Line Calculators in PCB Design

    Transmission Line Calculators in PCB Design

    There are several tools that can help you incorporate transmission lines in your PCB. Learn more in this article.

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  • No Last Calls Here: PCI Express Routing and Layout

    No Last Calls Here: PCI Express Routing and Layout

    While some routing necessities will always be concerned, like crosstalk, PCI express routing and layout does require some personal knowledge.

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  • Crosstalk in Mixed-Signal PCB Traces and Ground Planes

    Crosstalk in Mixed-Signal PCB Traces and Ground Planes

    How do split power and ground planes affect interference between analog and digital signals? Learn more in this article

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  • PCB Component Failure: How to Workaround a Tragedy

    PCB Component Failure: How to Workaround a Tragedy

    Turning the tragedy of PCB component failure into an opportunity to display your PCB design skills. By adding smart workarounds into your PCB design you can reduce the impact of PCB component failures

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  • PCB Design Guidelines for Controlled Impedance Routing

    PCB Design Guidelines for Controlled Impedance Routing

    Controlled impedance routing can take some expertise in the area, but may help your designs’ signal integrity in the long run.

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  • Use Interactive Routing to Mitigate EMI Issues from High-Speed PCB Traces

    Use Interactive Routing to Mitigate EMI Issues from High-Speed PCB Traces

    Altium’s Interactive Router alleviates errors introduced by autorouters, giving PCB designers the right tools for routing a quality PCB the first time.

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  •  High-Speed PCB Design Analysis: Simulations and Signal Integrity Checks

    High-Speed PCB Design Analysis: Simulations and Signal Integrity Checks

    Signal integrity simulation tools include graphical waveform analysis and impedance calculators in both schematic capture and PCB layout to provide solutions.

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