Printed Circuit Board Design Rules
When it comes to printed circuit board design rules, what are the most important keys to consider? What is a realistic expectation to have when your thoughts and creativity go from “paper” form ideas on a computer program, to physical form by manufacturing PCBs? It is very easy to leave the PCB design guidelines in the background as most engineers focus on the circuit design and component selections.
Altium changes all of that by providing ample time to focus effort on the PCB design and avoid poorly translating the digital domain to physical reality. By following a few simple guidelines, Altium Designer can have you designing a board that is not only functional, but easy to manufacture.
Five design recommendations for printed circuit board design rules from Altium are:
Fine tune your component placement: Component placement will determine how easy your board is to manufacture
Place your signals properly: Route your power, ground and signal traces and ensure clean and trouble-free paths of travel
Keep things separate: Separation minimizes interference
Combat heating issues: Avoid performance degradation by dissipating heat properly
Check your work: Double and triple check you work for any errors
Good PCB design practices comes by having great printed circuit board design rules. Download a free trial of Altium Designer today and see how to get them.