PCB Design & Manufacture

PCB Design and manufacture.

EEVblog #1353 – WHY Are These Pins Shorted?

Eagle eyed viewers spotted a short between two pins on a TQFP chip in the previous teardown video. This isn’t a dodgy assembly issue, it’s a deliberate design short, Dave explains how and why. Solder masks and snap grids. Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1353-why-are-these-pins-shorted/ Podcast: Download

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EEVblog #1347 – SMD Thermal Jumpers could be GAME CHANGING!

New SMD Thermal Jumper parts could radically change your PCB thermal designs! https://www.vishay.com/docs/60157/thjp.pdf https://atceramics.com/userFiles/uploads/pdfs/Q-BRIDGE.pdf Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1347-smd-thermal-jumpers-could-be-game-changing!/ This is a follow-on from the original SMD Thermal Design video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ygnAv6koSQ Podcast: Download

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EEVblog #1327 – 3 Ways to FAIL at PCB Manufacture

Three ways to get your PCB design rejected by your PCB manufacturer. 1) Imperial/Metric conversion 2) Unexpected Trace/Space specifications 3) Goofing the Gerber resolution. Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1327-3-ways-to-fail-at-pcb-manufacture/ Podcast: Download

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EEVblog #1323 – PCB Layout Review & Analysis

Dave analyses a PCB layout from the EEVblog forum and covers all sorts of tips for SMD layout, component placement, routing, layer stackup, controlled impedance traces, supply planes and power bypassing. Original forum thread: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/beginners/first-4-layer-pcb-traces-on-each-layer-a-good-idea/ Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1323-pcb-layout-review-analysis/ Podcast: Download

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EEVblog #1307 – TUTORIAL: PCB BOM Consolidation

How to reduce your PCB assembly cost & production risk by optimising schematic and BOM. Dave explains three ways to consolidate your project PCB Bill Of Materials (BOM), to make your products potentially cheaper and easier to manufacture with less supply risk. As well as being an essential good design ...

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