Printed Circuit Board Design Guide

Printed circuit boards, also known as PCBs, form the core of every electronic piece today. These small green parts are essential for everyday appliances and industrial machines alike. PCB design and layout is an important component ...

Commonly Seen PCB Design Issues

The most basic form of design for manufacture as it applies to PCBs is the use design rules and design rule checking in PCB design software. Design rule checking (DRC) is the process of looking at a design to see if it conforms to ...

Possible Problems and Solutions in the Process of PCB Design

Compared with the development of software system, the hardware design and its optimization of electronics have seen the practical problems such as long time consumption and high cost. However, in the actual design, engine ...

How to Design Blind/Buried Vias in High-Speed Digital Circuits

With the increasing applications of large-scale and super-large scale integrated circuits in the system of circuits, circuit boards show a development trend towards multiple layers and complexity owing to the magnifying integra ...

3 Keys to Designing a Successful HDI PCB

HDI, short for High Density Interconnection, is a type of PCB (printed circuit board) technology starting to develop at the end of 20th century. For traditional PCB boards, mechanical drilling is utilized, with some disadvantages includ ...

PCB Design Elements Influencing SMT Manufacturing

Development of modern scientific technology leads to the increasing miniature of electronic components and massive application of SMT technology and devices in electronic products. SMT manufacturing device has attribut ...

Design Requirement of SMT PCBs Part One: Bonding Pad Design of Some Ordinary Components

This series of articles will display the most comprehensive design requirements of SMT PCBs. In this article, bonding pad design schemes and notes are discussed concerning some ordinary components such as SMC/SMDs, SOTs, M ...

Design Requirement of SMT PCBs Part Two: Settings of Pad-Trace Connection, Thru-Holes, Test Point, Solder Mask and Silkscreen

In this article, settings of pad-trace connection, thru-holes, test point, solder mask and silkscreen will be discussed to help you design a circuit perfect fit for smooth PCB Assembly procedure and present the best possible performa ...

Design Requirement of SMT PCBs Part Three: Component Layout Design

Component layout has to meet the requirement of the whole machine electric properties and mechanical structure and the requirement of SMT production craft. Since it's difficult to overcome product quality problem caused by ...

Design Requirement of SMT PCBs Part Four: Mark

In order to correct the errors generated in the process of PCB fabrication, Mark refers to a set of patterns used for optical localization. Mark can be classified into PCB Mark and local Mark. The shape and size of Mark should be ...

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