PCB Design Guides and Case Studies


We've compiled our case studies and new design guides here for our readers.




Guide to Sizing and Using Microvias in HDI PCB Design

By ZM Peterson • Dec 27, 2021

Read our guide to sizing and use microvias in at low aspect ratio in HDI PCB design, layout, and routing.

PCB grounding

Guide to PCB Grounding to Ensure Low Noise and EMC

By ZM Peterson • Nov 22, 2021

PCB grounding is a fundamental system-level design consideration that will affect all aspects of noise and EMC in your PCB layout.

Electronic components sourcing

Navigating Component Shortages in Today’s Volatile Supply Chain Environment

By NWES • Jul 25, 2021

A case study in navigating component shortages and our process for ensuring your design can be produced without delays.

Electronic component shortage

How to Navigate an Electronic Component Shortage

By ZM Peterson • Apr 15, 2021

The electronic component shortage of 2020 and 2021 rages on. Here’s how we can help you navigate it.

Amplfiier stability

Amplifier Stability: The Complete Design and Analysis Guide

By ZM Peterson • Jan 14, 2021

Read our comprehensive guide to learn about amplifier stability for power amplifiers, RF front ends, and general-purpose amplifiers.

Aerospace and defense electronics

Helping Aerospace and Defense Electronics Clients Expedite PCB Design and Production

By NWES • Dec 9, 2020

A case study in expedited aerospace and defense electronics design and manufacturing by NWES.

signal integrity analysis in PCB design

Guide to Signal Integrity Analysis in PCB Design

By ZM Peterson • Aug 31, 2020

We’ve prepared the ultimate guide to getting started with signal integrity analysis in PCB design.

5G thermal management

Thermal Management Challenges in the 5G Era

By ZM Peterson • Jul 26, 2020

Read our survey of current thermal management challenges in 5G handsets and base stations.

Signal analysis in high speed signal integrity for PCBs

Your Guide to High Speed Signal Integrity in PCBs

By ZM Peterson • Jun 30, 2020

Read our guide if you want to learn about high speed signal integrity in your PCB layout.

PCB trace length mismatch in a high speed PCB

Guide to PCB Trace Length Matching in High Speed Design

By ZM Peterson • Apr 8, 2020

Here’s your guide to PCB trace length matching in high speed design.

electronic parts sourcing guide

Guide to Electronic Parts Sourcing in 2020 and Beyond

By ZM Peterson • Mar 16, 2020

When you’re planning your next design, electronic parts sourcing practices are critical for ensuring manufacturability. Here’s how to source parts in 2020 and beyond.

the best high speed board design guidelines

The Best High Speed Board Design Guidelines

By ZM Peterson • Feb 17, 2020

We've compiled the best high speed board design guidelines for advanced digital circuit boards and mixed-signal systems.

PDN design and impedance analysis

Overcoming 76-81 GHz Automotive Radar EMC Challenges

By ZM Peterson • Oct 14, 2019

Overcoming automotive radar EMC challenges requires a combination of hardware and software solutions.

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