Routing

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

  • Pin-Package Delay and Via Delay in High Speed Length Tuning

    Pin-Package Delay and Via Delay in High Speed Length Tuning

    Pin-package delay and via delay will affect skew in your board, requiring ultra-accurate delay matching.

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  • Using an IPC-2221 Calculator for High Voltage Design

    Using an IPC-2221 Calculator for High Voltage Design

    Take a look at our trace spacing data compiled from IPC-2221 calculator results.

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  • Any Angle Routing: When Should You Use It?

    Any Angle Routing: When Should You Use It?

    Any angle routing does just what it suggests: you can route traces in your design at any angle you like.

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  • Should You Use Your Power Plane as a Return Path?

    Should You Use Your Power Plane as a Return Path?

    Automated return path checking tools can help you trace through the ground and power plane as a return path.

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  • Using Prepreg vs. Core for Controlled Impedance Routing

    Using Prepreg vs. Core for Controlled Impedance Routing

    Should you use core or prepreg for controlled impedance routing? Here’s how your choice will affect controlled impedance.

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  • How the Fiber Weave Effect Influences High Frequency Signal Integrity

    How the Fiber Weave Effect Influences High Frequency Signal Integrity

    Here are some guidelines for modeling and preventing high frequency signal integrity problems due to the fiber weave effect.

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  • The Case Against Orthogonal Trace Routing in Multilayer PCBs

    The Case Against Orthogonal Trace Routing in Multilayer PCBs

    Here’s why you should avoid orthogonal trace routing in multilayer PCBs. If you design the right stackup, you won’t need orthogonal routing.

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  • The Fundamentals of High Speed SerDes Design

    The Fundamentals of High Speed SerDes Design

    We’ve compiled some important guidelines for high speed SerDes design. Here’s what you need to know.

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  • Substrate Integrated Waveguide Routing for mmWave PCBs

    Substrate Integrated Waveguide Routing for mmWave PCBs

    Substrate integrated waveguide routing has become popular in recent years. Here’s how you can implement this new technique in your PCBs.

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  • Parasitic Extraction with an Electromagnetic Solver in PCB Routing

    Parasitic Extraction with an Electromagnetic Solver in PCB Routing

    Automated parasitic extraction is critical for delay matching. An integrated electromagnetic solver can help you accurately match delay as your route traces.

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  • PCB Bus Routing and Layout: The Basics

    PCB Bus Routing and Layout: The Basics

    Here are some tips for PCB bus routing and layout. You can take advantage of interactive routing tools to speed up design.

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  • MIPI Physical Layer Routing and Signal Integrity

    MIPI Physical Layer Routing and Signal Integrity

    Here’s what you need to know about MIPI physical layer design and routing for your next mobile device.

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  • Plated Through-Hole Vias in mmWave PCBs

    Plated Through-Hole Vias in mmWave PCBs

    You might be tempted to use through-hole vias in mmWave PCBs. Here’s what to watch for with PHT vias and components.

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  • PCB Trace Width vs. Current Table for High Voltage Design

    PCB Trace Width vs. Current Table for High Voltage Design

    Take a look at our PCB trace width vs. current table for high voltage/high power PCB designers.

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  • Delay Tuning for High Speed Signals: What You Need to Know

    Delay Tuning for High Speed Signals: What You Need to Know

    Here’s what you need to know about delay tuning in your next high data rate PCB.

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  • Follow Your Multilayer Ground Return Path to Prevent EMI

    Follow Your Multilayer Ground Return Path to Prevent EMI

    Here’s how you can check the ground return path for single-ended signals.

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  • Push and Shove Router: How it Works and Why You Need It

    Push and Shove Router: How it Works and Why You Need It

    Here’s how to work with the different push and shove router modes in Altium Designer.

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  • Microvia Technology and Beyond for HDI Design

    Microvia Technology and Beyond for HDI Design

    Microvia technology has made HDI design significantly easier, but new routing architectures are paving the way for even higher density design methodologies.

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  • PCIe BGA Fanouts and Escape Routing

    PCIe BGA Fanouts and Escape Routing

    One important aspect in PCIe design is BGA escape routing. Here are some strategies for designing PCIe BGA fanouts.

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  • Standard Board Thickness and Your Layer Stack

    Standard Board Thickness and Your Layer Stack

    Board thickness is just one of many aspects that must be considered when designing for manufacturing.

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