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Best RF Design and Layout Practices

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Ernie Frohring

Field Application Engineer
EMA Design Automation

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Amit Bahl

Sierra Circuits

RF design and layout best practices to follow

Are you ready to take your RF design and layout skills to the next level? Join us for an in-depth webinar where we’ll explore the intricacies of RF PCB design. RF PCBs require a unique approach due to factors like impedance matching, specific trace types, dielectric stack-up materials, and ground plane design.

In this webinar, our experts will dive deep into the critical factors that influence RF design and layout. From understanding the importance of ground planes and vias to mastering power supply decoupling techniques, you’ll gain valuable insights into creating high-performance RF circuit boards.

This webinar is a must-watch for anyone looking to enhance their skills and tackle the challenges of RF PCB design. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from Ernie Frohring of EMA Design Automation and Amit Bahl, our PCB Guy, and take your designs to the next level.


You’ll learn how these parameters affect your RF design and layout:

  • Impedance matching
  • Type of traces
  • Stack-up materials
  • Ground planes and via-stitching
  • Power supply decoupling


Meet the speakers

Ernie Frohring

Field Application Engineer, EMA Design Automation

Ernie began his career in electronic design and instrumentation, specializing in emulators and logic analyzers. Since then, he has leveraged his knowledge of hardware instrumentation to become experienced in the software tools used for electronic design. He has worked with various PCB layout, schematic capture, analog simulation, and signal integrity analysis tools, and is especially interested in the integration of these tools into a design environment. He is currently specializing in RF and Digital simulation, doing presentations, and working one-on-one with customers using the EDA tools from Cadence and EMA Design Automation.

He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s and Masters degree in Electrical Engineering. His hobbies include chasing Total Solar Eclipses to interesting parts of the world.

Amit Bahl

Chief Revenue Officer, Sierra Circuits

Amit Bahl, widely recognized as the PCB Guy, currently serves as the Chief Revenue Officer at Sierra Circuits. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from UCLA in 1997, launching his career in Silicon Valley’s tech industry. In 2009, he assumed the role of Director of Sales and Marketing at Sierra Circuits, with a dedicated focus on democratizing design for manufacturing best practices and guidelines for PCB designers and engineers.

Within a short span, Amit successfully propelled Sierra Circuits to become a leading educational platform for all aspects of PCBs. Under his leadership, Sierra expanded to offer blogs, design guides, webinars, calculators and design tools, and a vibrant forum, SierraConnect. Amit remains committed to ensuring the community has access to the essential resources, whether they are developing standard products or boards with specifications for medtech or military applications.

Assuming the position of Chief Revenue Officer since 2022, Amit’s mission persists: to simplify the PCB design journey for all stakeholders. His unwavering dedication continues to drive Sierra Circuits as a trusted resource for the PCB design community.

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