Pcb Copper Board
A common requirement on a printed circuit board (PCB) is large areas of copper which support loads and currents because of copper's superior electrical conductivity. During the etching process, the copper traces are only protected from the top. This means that as copper is etched away, the sides of the trace are also partially etched, and the finished shape of the trace will have a trapezoidal cross-section; also, thicker copper will require wider traces and space. How can you be sure your PCB copper board will support loads and currents? Use Altium Designer!
Altium Designer is the PCB design software solution that has the largest user community coupled with an unwavering focus on user experience and performance that provides users with continuous support and value. With features like the PDN Analyzer powered by CST®, you can easily resolve PDN issues as they arise in your board layout process, all right within the unified design workspace that you use every day.
The PDN Analyzer allows you to quickly resolve PDN issues as they arise in your copper board layout process, such as:
Shows voltage drop from source to loads due to net resistivity
Pinpoints high current density due to pinch points
Allows designer to efficiently size power delivery shapes and via requirements
Uncover unconnected or poorly-connected copper areas
Altium Designer is the most widely used electronics design solution, delivering the most intuitive, modern, and cohesive design environment for schematic and PCB. Request your free trial today.