Words of Advice: Starting a New Design


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In a recent survey, we asked the following question: What do you think is the most important thing a designer should remember when planning a new PCB design? Here are a few of the answers, edited slightly for clarity.

  1. Get any unclear or conflicting input resolved.
  2. That they are the point of synthesis where all conflicting disciplines meet—electrical, mechanical, thermal, reliability, and cost—and that they need to take responsibility for creating the best overall finished package that works.
  3. Each design has its own restrictions, and each design is a new challenge.
  4. Look at the complete picture and not just your own “small garden.”
  5. Things can change.

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