I've been designing boards for Silicon Photomultipliers for about a year and half now. You can see the various questions I've posted about my circuits. Based on the replies, it is extremely evident that I need a strong foundation on PCB design, especially for high-speed circuits. I was wondering what are some good resources that would be helpful in learning about good PCB design in general.
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A better way is to learn how to model parsitics. A piece of copper (or any conductor for that matter) functions as an inductor and resistor. If you have two pieces of metal, they form a capacitor. Source: EE web
You can use this information to help you model the trace between components on a PCB.
The other thing to know is at high speeds (+50MHz) transmission line effects start to take over, the trace starts behaving less like a hose and more like a water trough with reflections that can return down the channel if the end is not matched OR the waves can attenuate.
Source: High speed layout considerations
In my opinion you cant just search for videos/Books/links to become good/experienced at something. The best way is less reading, more thinking and doing.
If I am interested in a topic I usually first google for lecture slides of a university that targets my topic. For example a lecture about "high speed design" usually covers all basics very compressed.
To get more into detail or practical it is a very good idea to have a look at appnotes provided by analog devices, linear technology, microchip etc.
But at the end what you are looking for is "experience" and for that you have to do mistakes and learn from them