PCB designs tips

Introduction

This post will contain links to useful materials and videos about designing PCBs. Under each I’ve just put my notes taken during watching for quick reference.

How to Achieve Proper Grounding – Rick Hartley

Summary: a great video on how grounding can make your boards worse, especially when you have a high frequencies and their influence on analog signals. Its an eye opening on how and where interference are propagated – not in signal traces or ground planes but in fields (electric and magnetic) in dielectric between them. Explains how traces, ground planes splits are creating fields in PCB boards. Tips for designing multi-layer boards operating in MHz/GHz ranges.

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