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Electronic Design

Electronic Design

Electronic Design

Electronic Design

Printed circuit board design skills for beginners

Printed circuit board design is never a simple process, but you can always count on advanced circuits to help you in every step of the way. We provide free tools that can help you identify issues in the printed circuit board design and design documents before submitting a production order.

Printed circuit board design

The following quick tips can help you simplify the printed circuit board design process and help you save costs related to manufacturing and printed circuit board assembly.

Familiar with the manufacturer’s printed circuit board design specifications and requirements
Manufacturers have specific requirements for trace spacing/width, number of layers, internal/external copper weight, and many other specifications and requirements for the design and manufacture of printed circuit boards. Checking the manufacturer's website will be a good start, because you can access most of the necessary guidance and resources online. Advanced circuits make it easy for you to find all the information you need on the Internet.


If possible, place the components on top of the printed circuit board design.
If possible, placing components on the side of the printed circuit boardmay help save costs, especially during the printed circuit board assembly process. Try to keep a distance of at least 100 mils between the component and the edge of the printed circuit board at all times, first place the component that requires a specific location. In addition, when adding components, you should consider using the "Snap to Grid" option in the PCB design software, and evenly space the components in the horizontal and vertical directions to avoid the component orientation is not 0 or 90 degrees. If you are looking for a good value, then keeping track/space for at least 5 minutes is best.


Integrated signal tracking in printed circuit board design
Please make sure to trace the short-circuit signal as directly as possible in the design of the printed circuit board. You can use vias to move signals between layers. A good practice is to place the board with horizontal marks on one side and vertical marks on the other side. Generally speaking, your signal trace width can be smaller. Ideally, you want the trace width of the signal trace to be 6-10 mils.


Avoid 90-degree tracking angle in printed circuit board design
The reason for these problems is that their exterior has a greater potential to be etched narrower than conventional trace widths. Over time, this can lead to shorts. You should consider replacing them with 45 degree angles so that you can get the same results you need without any negative effects.