PCB Design Guidelines


Strategy for component placement

  • May 17, 2019
Part 4 of 10 in the series PCB Design

The best PCB layout starts on the foundation of component placement. It is wise to not rush the process. Every extra iteration should add up niche a feature or remove a short-coming. Picking up a small detail and reducing the effort of routing by this creative process is the most challenging phase in PCB design life-cycle. But it’s totally worth it.


Selecting a PCB stack-up for EMC compliance

  • May 1, 2019
Part 3 of 10 in the series PCB Design

Good PCB stack-up is very effective in reducing differential and common mode emission from the board. Choosing a PCB stack-up in the design process is analogs to the foundation for a house. Hence selecting it carefully can save a lot of costs afterward occurring towards mitigation of EMI/EMC issue.


15 PCB Layout guidelines to achieve EMC requirements

  • April 20, 2019
Part 6 of 10 in the series PCB Design

The PCB layout doesn’t have a fixed set of rules, hence every designer generally employ a set of guidelines while using their engineering judgement. These Guidelines set out best practice to reduce the cost of boards and to minimize the risk of errors arising during manufacture.


4 steps to review the PCB layout

  • April 10, 2019
Part 7 of 10 in the series PCB Design

While some portions of the circuit performance are dictated by the schematic and BOM, the PCB layout finally decide the fate of design. During layout, we often need to use engineering judgment on the trade-off between the size, cost, testability, and manufacturability of the board.


Board bring up: Giving life to the design

  • April 9, 2019
Part 10 of 10 in the series PCB Design

Board bring – up is a planned process whereby an electronics system, including assembly, hardware, firmware, and software elements, is successively tested, validated, and iteratively debugged in order to attain manufacturing readiness


100 Point checklist for schematic design

  • April 6, 2019
Part 2 of 10 in the series PCB Design

We have categorized the checklist in multiple sections for a systematic checking. There are many details that go into making a successful first – run design, and this checklist helps prevent bugs from marrying a healthy design otherwise.