How to Reduce Parasitic Capacitance in PCB Layout

How to Reduce Parasitic Capacitance in PCB Layout

A PCB consists of several parallelly spanned conductors, say traces, separated by an insulator. These traces, along with dielectric material, form a capacitor, resulting in an unwanted parasitic capacitance or stray capacitance effect. Parasitic elements in a PCB...
High Voltage Circuit Boards and Safety Standards

High Voltage Circuit Boards and Safety Standards

While dealing with high voltage circuit boards, remember the basic rules for laying out the boards is that they will carry hazardous voltages. High voltage board designing requires an understanding of international safety standards such as IPC 2221A and UL 60950-1. In...