PCB Tech Talk Podcast: Is Pre-Layout Schematic Verification Possible?

By John McMillan

PCB Tech Talk podcast

Is design verification at the schematic level, before you take any steps into the PCB layout phase in the PCB design flow, possible? In PCB design, we are all too familiar with layout design rule checks, even post-layout design for manufacturing, design for assembly and design-for-test checks. Many of us are even familiar with electrical design rule checks. But what about checks that look at the schematic before layout?

In this episode, John takes a look at schematic analysis, and various checks you can run in any schematic capture tool to save your design team hundreds of hours in manual inspection and rework.

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