Category Archives: PCB Layout

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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Tips for Avoiding EMC Problems in PCB Design

13/03/2018, hardwarebee

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Signal Integrity (SI), and Power Integrity (PI) are closely related. We must maintain SI & PI performance and consider stack-up & shield isolation in order to avoid EMC problems when laying out a PCB.
Signal Integrity (SI) and EMC have a direct relationship, so it is

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Mentor offers free HyperLynx design rule checking (DRC) tool to the hardware engineering and PCB design community

19/01/2018, hardwarebee

Mentor, a Siemens business, today announced a new e-commerce offering of its market-leading HyperLynx® design rule check (DRC) tool. To mitigate the pressure from adhering to layout guidelines from IC vendors and standard bus technologies while meeting EMI/EMC, safety and corporate routing standards, Mentor is offering a free version of

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Mentor Announces 27th Annual PCB Technology Leadership Awards Winners

11/01/2018, hardwarebee

Mentor, a Siemens business, today announced its 27th annual printed circuit board (PCB) Technology Leadership Awards. Started in 1988, this program is the longest running competition of its kind in the electronic design automation (EDA) industry. It recognizes engineers and designers who use innovative methods and design tools to address

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