Designer’s Notebook

Patrick Carrier

Properly compensating for high-frequency losses in the routed channels.

Read more: Ten Steps to 10GHz

Scott Fillebrown

Standards should enhance, not hinder, a design.

Why are all the guidelines slightly different? Should all designs follow IPC standards?

Read more: Is It Acceptable to Deviate from IPC Standards?
Charles Pfeil

What is the ultimate software solution for PCB design?
Read more: The Holy Grail of PCB Software
Scott Fillebrown
Footprint accuracy is paramount. The best assurance is human backup.

Can third-party libraries be trusted? This question arises occasionally during design team meetings. Third-party libraries are default libraries in the library tools, the standard libraries included with design software, and any libraries provided from a customer or vendor.

Read more: Can We Trust Third-Party Libraries?

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