Checklist for SI for PCB Stackup Design

2016-03-02 16:09:19 by

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This week we posted an article on Signal Integrity Considerations for PCB stackup design.  It covered the basics to consider when looking at PCB stackups.  We created a basic checklist from that article to help you in your next stackup design.  Here’s a quick checklist.

  • Have you verified that you are using a single ground plane for your design?
  • Have you kept your impedance low enough to meet your power specifications?
  • Have you calculated that your PCB traces are the correct impedance for your design?
  • Have you verified that your clock lines have proper termination if required?
  • Have you verified your trace to trace spacing is large enough to not cause crosstalk issues in your design?
  • Have you created a loss budget based on your PCB materials?
  • Have you checked to see if you have via stubs above your resonance frequency?
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