I've always wondered this: every single modern PCB is routed at 45 degree angle increments. Why does the industry prefer this so much? Doesn't any-angle routing offer more flexibility? One plausible ...
Can anyone offer any useful strategies on going from a rat's nest to a routed PCB? (I'm using Eagle and aiming to make single/double sided PCBs at home) Drawing the schematic is fine, but when it ...
I have a microcontroller and an FPGA on the same board. If they're both going to run at the same clock speed, can I just use one oscillator to clock them both? There seems like there is something I ...
I'm attempting to route a simple board, the first I've done in 15 years since I routed a 12V linear power supply in the equivalent of mspaint. This board consists mainly of an LPC2387, which is an ...
I've been using Altium for several years when I've needed to designed boards. However it's all been for simple analog designs and never anything too technical. I'm now trying to take a jump into a ...
In an answer by The Photon he mentions 'Manhattan routing' in regards to PCB design. I haven't found a lot of relevant information about this term on the internet; therefore the question: What is ...
In the following pinout diagram for an ATTINY26 microcontroller, a 20-pin IC: The VCC/AVCC and GND pins aren't aligned. Surely it would be easier for PCB design to connect these by going straight ...
I'm planning a custom power-distribution / fuse-board for in-car application, but that requires carrying high currents (50A+ @12v*) on a PCB trace. Since I'd like to keep the board cost, and physical ...