PCB Design & Manufacture

PCB Design and manufacture.

EEVblog #1117 – PCB Power Plane Capacitance

Are power planes in a 4 layer PCB any good as a capacitor? Can it work as one big bypass capacitor? A look at an discussion on PCB layer stackups, and some measurements on 4 and 8 layer PCB power planes with different prepreg thicknesses and how well they work ...

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EEVblog #1029 – BGA PCB Fanout

Dave looks at some issues with fanning out tiny 0.4mm pitch BGA packages, via pad and hole size, tenting, breakouts, solder mask expansion etc. And then compares it with an 1136 pin Xilinx Virtex 5 FPGA with 1mm pitch to show the difference in PCB process technologies needed. Forum HERE ...

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EEVblog #975 – Human vs Autorouter

Which produces the better PCB layout, a human or a computer? By popular request, a walkthough to see what the Altium Situs Autorouter can do on the Nixie tube PCB layout. Does it beat Dave’s human layout? How useful are autorouters? Forum HERE Podcast: Download

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EEVblog #974 – PCB Layout Walkthrough

Part 4 of the Nixie tube display project. In this tutorial Dave walks you through a complete PCB design from begin to end, with a ton of hints and tips throughout that can be applied to any PCB layout package. Forum HERE How to lay out a PCB VIDEO Podcast: ...

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