GUIDELINES FOR DESIGNING A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

GUIDELINES FOR DESIGNING A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

GUIDELINES FOR DESIGNING A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD Designing a circuit board is both an art and science. So what’s needed to ensure a perfect design? I’ll lay it out here in five steps. First, paying attention to PCB design is crucial for avoiding problems later....
BRINGING SIGNALS INTO PHASE

BRINGING SIGNALS INTO PHASE

BRINGING SIGNALS INTO PHASE How we use and generate electricity has changed dramatically over the past century yet the basic components that control its flow remain remarkably similar. Researchers at KAUST have now developed a novel type of component that could...
DESIGNING WITH ULTRA-THIN, FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

DESIGNING WITH ULTRA-THIN, FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

DESIGNING WITH ULTRA-THIN, FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS Space savings, greater reliability, low mass, and high ductility are some of the advantages offered by flexible PCBs, but designers must also prepare for their complexity. Printed-circuit-board (PCB) substrate...
THE ENGINEER’S GUIDE TO HIGH QUALITY PCB DESIGN

THE ENGINEER’S GUIDE TO HIGH QUALITY PCB DESIGN

THE ENGINEER’S GUIDE TO HIGH QUALITY PCB DESIGN Eventually, almost every EE must design a PCB, which isn’t something that’s taught in school. Yet engineers, technicians, and even novice PCB designers can create high-quality PCBs for any and every purpose with...
MOTOR-DRIVER PCB LAYOUT GUIDELINES (PART 2)

MOTOR-DRIVER PCB LAYOUT GUIDELINES (PART 2)

MOTOR-DRIVER PCB LAYOUT GUIDELINES (PART 2) In Part 2, we explore best PCB-layout practices for a variety of motor-driver package types. Part 1 of this article provided some general recommendations for designing printed-circuit boards (PCBs) using motor-driver ICs,...