Try to fit some plane pairs in your stackup

Try to fit some plane pairs in your stackup

At the very minimum, a good board stackup has solid reference planes for signal routing.  Power demands now pretty much…

Stackups: More than just a bunch of routing layers

Stackups: More than just a bunch of routing layers

Proper stackup design is the key to ensuring maximum performance for your PCB design.  Electromagnetic compatibility, signal integrity, power integrity…

HyperLynx 8.1 released!

HyperLynx 8.1 released!

Last week we released the official version of HyperLynx 8.1. If you’ve been a beta tester (I know there are…

Fundamentals of SI (Part 3) – Impedance

Fundamentals of SI (Part 3) – Impedance

We’re finally on to the next logical step in our study of signal integrity – impedance.  So what is impedance…

Fundamentals of SI (Part 2) – Transmission lines

Fundamentals of SI (Part 2) – Transmission lines

Break out your calculators boys and girls because it’s math time (well….maybe you won’t need them after you get to…

Going from rules of thumb to simulation

Going from rules of thumb to simulation

Recently, a company out of South Africa, Peralex, wrote an article on their PCB design practices for military and other…

Fundamentals of SI (Part 1) – Critical nets

Fundamentals of SI (Part 1) – Critical nets

To begin this series on fundamentals of signal integrity, lets start at the very beginning.  Before you start doing any…

Fundamentals of Signal Integrity

Fundamentals of Signal Integrity

Whether the creative juices weren’t flowing or I just didn’t make the time,   I’ve been on a bit of a…

Do you want to be a professional?

Do you want to be a professional?

Over the last few days, I’ve been in some interesting discussions, the crux of which revolved around “why would anybody…