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How We Manufacture Controlled Impedance PCBs

How We Manufacture Controlled Impedance PCBs

While manufacturing a PCB, controlled impedance can be achieved through specific dielectric thickness and by providing the target ohms on each layer. The factors that influence impedance are the PCB materials’ dielectric, the trace thickness, width, and height from...

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PCB Manufacturing Defects Caused By Land Patterns

PCB Manufacturing Defects Caused By Land Patterns

PCB land pattern defects should be treated with due attention since their design is very essential for the PCB manufacturing process. Land patterns and footprints in a PCB are often treated as similar terms. But they are not the same thing.  Footprint gives an idea of...

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Annular Ring Explained by a PCB Manufacturer

Annular Ring Explained by a PCB Manufacturer

Annular rings are one of the biggest concerns of PCB designers. You know that you may place your via right in the middle of the pad in the design files, but it just does not mean that you will 100 percent avoid tangencies, or even worse, breakouts. Let’s talk about...

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How to Route a PCB in KiCad

How to Route a PCB in KiCad

In this tutorial, we will show you how to execute PCB routing in KiCad. Let us go through the PCB stack-up before we get to the PCB routing. Arranging stack-up in KiCad We selected an 8-mil track width and spacing for the differential pair. But this needs to be done...

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How to Route Differential Pairs in KiCad

How to Route Differential Pairs in KiCad

In our previous tutorial, we demonstrated how to place components in KiCad. Now, we will show you how to route differential pairs. So we assume that you know how to import components from your netlist and place them. What is routing? Routing is simply the process of...

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How to Place Components in KiCad

How to Place Components in KiCad

In our previous tutorial, we demonstrated how to set up design rules in KiCad, which included how to create a netlist and how to import it to the board file. Today, we will show you how to place components in KiCad. We will also cover how to define your PCB outline....

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