Battery powered wireless devices can present a number of design challenges, especially the combination of being space constrained along with having dynamic current requirements both during RF transmission and charging, in which minimizing IR drops within the PCB layout to achieve maximum efficiency is critical. Whilst careful design can be used to mitigate potential IR drop issues, the use of Power Delivery Analysis in the layout gives much greater insights into validating that the PCB layout meets the product design requirements. In this presentation Richard will go through some use cases of where PDN within Altium Designer can be used to ensure that the product PCB layout has been optimized for maximum efficiency and potentially avoid PCB re-spins as a result of unforeseen layout issues.
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