Ask the Experts: Copper Pour on Unused Layer Sections?

August 2, 2021 | Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine

Q: Is it best practice to flood with copper (tying all areas to GND as needed) all unused portions of all layers?

I-Connect007 Editor’s Choice: Five Must-Reads for the Week

July 30, 2021 | Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine

In the past week, we published quite a bit of news—some good, some not so good. The supply chain is likely to be a challenge for the next year or so. But in this industry, technologists always seem to find a workaround.



Today’s data-thirsty world is looking forward to the next-generation communication systems beyond 5G, the promise of massive connectivity to the internet with extreme capacity, coverage, reliability, and ultra-low latency,...

One of the most important activities when it comes to maintaining the best quality of PCBs is to constantly be evaluating partner factories. An important tool for securing this is auditing those factories on a consistent basis. When...

Connect the Dots: The Board Thickness Challenge

July 21, 2021 | Matt Stevenson, Sunstone Circuits

Size constraints, functional requirements, and environmental factors can make selecting PCB thickness difficult. Here we will examine best practices for choosing board thickness that results in quality, highly functional...

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