Freedom CAD’s Expert PCB Design Tips, Part 2


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When you’re designing complex PCBs, knowledge truly is power. The more PCB design tips, tricks, and techniques you know, the better your cutting-edge designs will be. With that in mind, we’re bringing you a series of PCB design tips, courtesy of Freedom CAD Services.

Design Tip #2
Don’t make your high-current traces too long.

Today’s PCB designs require more diligence in order to meet the requirements of today’s high-speed microprocessors. At higher data rates, insertion loss becomes more critical. This results in signal length limitations due to insertion loss, very tight impedance matching, short stub lengths, and the use of higher performance PCB laminates.

Want to know more? Check out the entire library of I-Connect007 micro eBooks. Scott Miller, chief operations officer of Freedom CAD Services, is the author of the eBook The Printed Circuit Designer’s Guide to… Executing Complex PCBsThis book provides a set of guidelines for designing the most complex, high-speed PCBs right the first time, every time. This book is a must-read for anyone designing today's sophisticated printed circuit boards.

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