PCB Design & Manufacture

PCB Design and manufacture.

EEVblog 1559 – PCB Design: Trace Current Rating

Dave answers a Twitter question: How should I design a PCB trace to carry 80A of current, and can this be done on one PCB layer? The answer is, well, complicated. Let’s go down the PCB design rabbit hole of current rating PCB traces. Designing a PCB trace for 70-80A. …

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EEVblog 1535 – DeepPCB AI AutoRouting FAIL!

Is the AI Machine Learning based DeepPCB autorouter better than Dave at routing a simple double sided PCB? Let’s try it! TLDR; It sucks. Humans for the win. If you find my videos useful you may consider supporting the EEVblog on Patreon Forum: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-1535-deeppcb-ai-autorouting-tested!/ Podcast: Download

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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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