Words of Advice for New PCB Designers


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In a recent survey, we asked the following question: What do you think is the most important thing a designer should remember when planning a new PCB design? Here are a few answers, edited slightly for clarity.

  1. Have a good music selection.
  2. Don’t panic. It’s almost always possible to complete a complicated design if you go step by step.
  3. How will the board be fabricated and how will it be assembled? Both of these will affect cost and reliability.
  4. Place with flow planning for routing in mind.
  5. Each design has its own restriction and requirements. And each design is a new challenge. Communicate with the team and gather all information (mechanical, environmental, SI, PI).

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