TIP #092: Under a component with exposed pad (EP), you may want to …

TIP #092: Under a component with exposed pad (EP), you may want to place decoupling capacitors the way, that the GND pads will be located under the EP Why? It’s easy to connect them to GND and it keeps current loops small. Note: This is a tip from my new book which I am preparing. … Continue reading TIP #092: Under a component with exposed pad (EP), you may want to …

TIP #090: Crystals can be placed also on the opposite side of PCB, just keep the tracks short

Why? Sometimes you may be very limited in space and it can be the only way to place the crystal. Tested on many boards, it works. Note: This is a tip from my new book which I am preparing. If you would like to be notified when this book is ready, just fill out this … Continue reading TIP #090: Crystals can be placed also on the opposite side of PCB, just keep the tracks short

TIP #087: Use board version number in the project name and in the PCB file name

Why? Sometimes you may need to open two different versions of the same board and you would like to know what version you are looking at. Note: This is a tip from my new book which I am preparing. If you would like to be notified when this book is ready, just fill out this … Continue reading TIP #087: Use board version number in the project name and in the PCB file name