Category Archives: PCB Layout

PCB Design Guidelines for High Current Applications

19/05/2020, hardwarebee

When it comes to working with electronics and associated technology, one of the key principles or objectives along with producing high quality products in record time is to follow safety principles and keep the process as secure as possible. As fascinating and intricate as the process of designing and executing

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PCB Layout Guidelines For High Speed Applications

12/04/2020, hardwarebee

The use of highly complex and intricate PCBs is becoming more and more common and widespread across a variety of applications. But while making PCBs may have become a frequent activity in recent days, designing highly successful ones is still a feat that eludes many. This is a PCB layout

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Top 10 PCB Layout Tips for Beginners

01/04/2020, hardwarebee

Printed Circuit Board Design is a skill that will help you in making your own electronic product whether as a professional or as a hobbyist.  In the professional world of electronics engineering, one can find PCB in any electronic device, such as: mobile phone charger, toys, washing machines etc.
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PCB Design Software – An Overview

02/10/2019, hardwarebee

Many years ago, before PCB design software tools were available, designing a PCB was a very difficult task, especially if you had 50-100 high-pin count ICs and many passive components. There were so many wires to connect manually, that some said it was as difficult as designing Paris traffic roads,

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Bananas in Rectangles -or- How to save cost in PCB purchase

13/08/2019, hardwarebee

Read this, if 10% cost savings in PCB bare-board material would be a significant number to your organization.
This article talks about some cost driving aspects in PCB (Printed Circuit Board). Of cause there are many parameters which drive cost of a PCB. I will focus about optimal usage of

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Why crosstalk matters in PCB Design

06/08/2019, hardwarebee

Traces on a printed circuit board (PCB) that are routed close together will interfere with each other. Virtually any trace on a PCB interferes with any other trace, but often at a level that we can neglect. We call this crosstalk. Depending on the spatial relationship between traces, they have a coupling

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History of PCB

09/07/2019, hardwarebee

PCB stands for Printed Circuit Board. A Printed Circuit Board or PCB exist inside almost any and every electronic device or gadget that you may use in your routine and professional life. The PCB lies in a central position in most electronics and, thus, is an extremely critical component. It

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The Brief Guide to PCB Design Flow

27/04/2019, hardwarebee

A PCB, or a Printed Circuit Board, is one of the most critical components in any electronic product because it is the element that connects all the ICs and passive components that comprises of an electronic product.
If a PCB is lacking one connection, the product will mostly likely

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Picking The Right Trace Width for Your Next PCB Design

23/04/2019, hardwarebee

We recently authored a post that discussed the use of stackups in multi-layer PCB design. But another factor to consider when designing single-layer and multi-layer PCBs is trace width. As with other design factors for PCBs, requirements for a good trace width can impact the size and layout of a PCB.

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PTH Drilling in HDI Circuits

02/07/2018, hardwarebee

Manufacturers now commonly make high density interconnect or HDI boards, as these are the fastest growing technologies. Compared to the traditional circuit boards, HDI circuits have a higher circuit density because fabricators use blind or buried vias and microvias when making the boards.

Manufacturers make six different types of

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