PCB design: Rules of thumb

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Introduction The ever-increasing requirements for small volume envelopes contribute to integrating electronics to the mechanical design. However, there are numerous solutions; this sheet provides the JPE standard in designing PCB’s. PCB material & properties Using PCBs in vacuum FR4 is suitable for use in a vacuum environment. However, to address outgassing issues consider the following: […]

PCB design: Typical layout characteristics

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Introduction The ever-increasing requirements for small volume envelopes contribute to integrating electronics to the mechanical design. Although there are numerous solutions this sheet provides the JPE standard in designing PCB’s. Electrical layout characteristics Guidelines for outer layers (top/bottom), but also suitable for inner layers Copper base thickness: $18 mu m$ Suitable for PCB thickness of: […]

Electrical network analysis: Using nodal method

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Introduction This sheet describes the basics of electrical network analysis. The description focuses on the modeling of a circuit for static or dynamic analysis using nodal analysis. Calculation may be performed with a computer aid such as MATLAB.A network of passive elements (such as resistance and/or reactance) can be analyzed on current and voltage in […]