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Mutual Capacitance

Posted in on 3-11-13

Mutual Capacitance

To some degree, all electric circuits interact with one another.  Typically, this is an undesired effect – why do you think consumer electronics have to go through such stringent FCC...

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Microstrip vs. Stripline

Posted in on 3-4-13

Microstrip vs. Stripline

The importance of PCB interconnect techniques increases with frequency of operation.  At higher frequencies, transmission line wiring provides superior performance by minimizing crosstalk,...

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PCB Materials

Posted in on 2-27-13

PCB Materials

In our PCB construction article, we outlined the fabrication process and the basic building block from which custom PCBs are most commonly created – 2 layers of conductor separated by...

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PCB Construction

Posted in on 2-20-13

PCB Construction

Building Blocks It may be difficult to fathom but each PCB layer is created one at a time.  These individual pieces are then bonded together to form your final PCB stackup.  The most...

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PCB Stackup

Posted in on 2-13-13

PCB Stackup

Printed circuit board (PCB) stackup describes the basic construction of a PCB. Specifically, the stackup defines the total number of PCB layers and the type of each of these layers.  While...

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PCB Layers

Posted in on 2-11-13

PCB Layers

Printed circuit boards have many different types of layers.  To the uninitiated these layer types can be quite confusing, but once you have a basic understanding, you’ll see that it...

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