Signal Integrity

Looking for Signal Integrity information? Read the latest from Altium experts here.

  • 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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  • 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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  • Some Pre-layout Power Spectrum Analysis Tips in Altium Designer

    Some Pre-layout Power Spectrum Analysis Tips in Altium Designer

    Power spectrum analysis can be difficult, but you can take advantage of some tools in Altium Designer to examine signal behavior in your next device.

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  • DDR5 PCB Design and Signal Integrity: What Designers Need to Know

    DDR5 PCB Design and Signal Integrity: What Designers Need to Know

    Signal integrity, layout, routing… all of these areas are even more important in DDR5 PCB 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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  • High Speed Routing Guidelines for Advanced PCBs

    High Speed Routing Guidelines for Advanced PCBs

    Getting past several Gbps channel design takes the right routing techniques. Here are some high speed PCB routing guidelines you can use.

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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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  • EMI from Heatsinks and What You Can Do About It

    EMI from Heatsinks and What You Can Do About It

    Here’s what causes radiated EMI from heatsinks and what you can do to prevent interference in nearby circuits.

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  • Some Techniques for Suppressing DC-DC Converter EMI in IoT Products

    Some Techniques for Suppressing DC-DC Converter EMI in IoT Products

    Here's how you can ensure that your new product will work as designed

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  • Load Line Analysis for Nonlinear Circuits in Altium Designer

    Load Line Analysis for Nonlinear Circuits in Altium Designer

    You can run a load line analysis directly from your schematics when you use Altium Designer.

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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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  • SMPS Circuit Design: Which Switching Frequency to Use?

    SMPS Circuit Design: Which Switching Frequency to Use?

    The issue of switching losses, noise and component size are important considerations in an SMPS circuit.

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  • Frequency Modulation Simulation in Altium Designer

    Frequency Modulation Simulation in Altium Designer

    You can easily run a frequency modulation simulation directly from your schematics when using Altium Designer.

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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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  • Radiated EMI Sources in High Speed/High Frequency PCBs

    Radiated EMI Sources in High Speed/High Frequency PCBs

    Here’s how radiated EMI can arise in your PCB, and how you can take some simple design steps to control and suppress radiated EMI.

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  • How Absorbing Conformal Coatings Affect Your PDN and Radiated EMI

    How Absorbing Conformal Coatings Affect Your PDN and Radiated EMI

    Conformal coatings can be used for more than environmental protection. An absorbing conformal coating can also solve some power integrity and EMI problems.

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  • Power Integrity Measurements for Your Prototype Board

    Power Integrity Measurements for Your Prototype Board

    Once you receive your prototypes, you’ll need to gather specific power integrity measurements.

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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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