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Hi All, I have just gone through Saturn pcb calculator for calculating current carrying capacity of traces. But I doubt how accurate is it, as it gives almost same result for Internal and External Layer traces. I underastand that no calculator can give exact results but from my previous experiences I think there has to be some (...)
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pcb Toolkit all the way..
Saturn pcb calculator will help you search HERE
Hi I am looking for hi voltage pcb trace clearance calculator Thanks
pcb Trace Temp Rise calculator
Hi all, I found (randomly searched) one side for small projects- for (not only)beginners... calculator complies with ANSI/IPC-D-275 and IPC-2221 design standards for pcb trace width. pcb trace widths are calculated using following formulas; I = 0.0150 x dT 0.5453 x A0.7349 for inte
Transmission Line calculator. This program allows you to calculate a variety of parameters related to pcb transmission lines for a variety of different configurations and loading conditions. The current version is 2.2, updated 12/11/97. Version 2.2 corrects errors with embedded microstrip formulas in version 2.1 . See, also, our associated article
I'm Looking For You'r Opinion About The Ideal pcb Stackup Layers For Multilayer High Speed Design. i Would like To use At Least Half Of The Layers For Signals, But I Would Also Would Like To Keep Clock Layer Isolated, I also Would Preffer To Locate Voltage Plane Near To GND Layer. I'll Apretiate You'r Contribution !
mm2mil converter v. 1.09 By Circomm Electronics Inc. 2001 Simple & verey usfull utility for pcb editors to convert "mm<->mil".
A good online tool for pcb Trace width calculation. Thanks, Nerv
I have find on Thermal Man(agement) site. Many information on temperature rise, of pcb traces, very interesting, with a FREE calculator (limited to I*P*C* 22*21). And some information on I*P*C* 2*1*5*2. It's all at the moment, if some-one have other information please reply or PM. Skywalker.
Hi, Can anybody recommend a good tool for pcb signal integrity analysis?
If you use allego, the soft have such pcb trace resistor calculator,If not,Pls go to following to download free calculator:
tanveerriaz already gave that link in this post: serch on yahoo google " pcb Trace current capacity " you fine many info. for exmp.
Hi all, I am looking for a pcb footprint of the dsPIC30F6014. The datasheet defines it as 80 Pin TQFP. I use Protel 98 for my schematic and pcb development. Regards Rahul
I would not recommend using the UltrCad differential impedance calculator, bought or otherwise - for some reason it is based on the flawed theory that the separation between the +/- legs of a differential pair have no bearing on the impedance - a highly disregarded theory, based on an assumption that a stripline trace represents essentially the sam
Hi all, anyone know of software that can calculate impedences, and details (e.g trace width, pcb thickness) when u input RF details e.g frequency etc
Rfsim or appcadcan help you. Some of pcb tools can do impedance routing for yoe e.g. protel
hi. who uses high frequency dielectric materials for high speed pcb designs, who dont, and why? in an AMD appnote they use standard FR4 for a board, where the highest speed bus is 400MHz DDR memory bus. for a same speed board, intel uses some HF material, with Er about 3.2. In the appnote, they tell the width and thickness, 4/5 mils. they
There are several free trace resistance calculators available. Check out the following: This is also a good tool, but it isn't free ($150USD): h
i see you have integrated my impedance-risetime distortion calculator. its good to see that. there are also good calculators on the and on my website too: (for high speed design) but if you want to use then in your calculator, please write my name too in
There are free pcb transmission line 2D field solvers that can be used. TNT ( ), has a good interface and gives good results. MDTL ( ) isn't as well developed, but it still gives good results for differential traces. If all you want are close numbers, and precision isn't requ
You can also used Polar calculator but its need a license.. ---------------------------------------------
Download pcb trace calulator program. Download pcb Design Training catalog too for PADS, Hyperlynx, OrCAD and Allegro pcb editor training.
Hi, Is there any single tool which has Power rating calculator (Via, trace), Impedance calculator, Cree page, IPC foot prince calculator (IPC 7351), and CAM view. Basically I want all pcb related software in one tool. Regards, N.Raghavan
Hi, Does anyone have an idea what is the (very) high volume (100k+) price difference between six layer (4Sig, 2planes) vs 10 layer (6sig, 4 planes). Or, any web based calculator (haven't had luck locating one) for high violume pcb. I am inclined to try with 6layer, but then the traces must be 4mill and not well protected, I am facing EMI/EMC iss
I am a newbie in RF pcb (LAYOUT) design field. I only know about the impedance calculation of the straight micrstrip line. Please help me about how to start learning the RF pcb design, consideration of bendings, effect of impedance by bending of track, how to design layout when high freq and low freq are together in the same pcb, etc. (...)
can anybody tell about constraint manager for pcb of 4 layer - prepeg thickness,fr4,copper thickness.etc.,this is for get to impedance controll on the tracks(selected ones). i hope you will help in this matter.
Hey, I have a board that have some signals, that will have non repetitive pulses of 8A 20 mSeg long. The problem, is that my board don't have enoght space to use a 150 mils or more to meet the 8A current in average mode. Do somebody has a I2t (current vs time) formula for the widht of trace in pcb?. Do somebody has s
Hi Naresh, You can check thes (updated) topic_"pcb Trace width calculator"_too: K.
I have to design the layout of an embedded device with bluetooth interface. I use an STM bluetooth module and an antenova Chip Antenna. In this contest, I have to design the Antenna Matching Circuit to adapt the Impedance value between Antenna and Module. It is very important to calculate the Impedance value of the trace that I have routed from
pcb Via Current | pcb Trace Width | Differential Pair calculator | pcb Impedance above toolkit will help in determinig current capacity of tracks etc. Ground planes are almost a must for all digital designs these days, not just current, signal integrity and all that. I'd also go metric, most compone
Hi, I am looking for information about low to medium volume pcb assembly cost in Asia where the components mostly SMD. Considered low volume if the board qty < 1000, and medium volume if the board qty is above 1000 and up to 10000. Searching the web didn't give enough clue, hoping someone with real experience will share. TIA, Ichan.
Hi. I am trying to make an inverter circuit. The thickness of copper on my pcb is 35 microns (.035 mm).. to carry a current of 12 A how much should be the track width.. The base material for the pcb board is glass epoxy .. any precautions to be taken for this current level ?
I would like to reduce manufacturing costs. Can I combine pcbs of two different projects and make to a single pcb.
hi, I use OrCad pcb Editor 16.3 I create footprints all the time. I do not love it. I am very good at it. Can anybody direct me to: 1) downloaded libraries specific to OrCad pcb Editor 16.3 2) Free 3rd party software tools to create footprints. LP Wizard cost money. LP calculator not downloadable, only get it with purchase of IPC (...)
hi. i'm learning to use spectre simulation tool. can someone teach me how to display open loop gain wrt to frequency using spectre calculator? in hspice I can plot like v(vx) vf .pz v(vx) dec 100 10 100000Meg .print vdb(vx) vdb(vf) how about in spectre? and also how to alter two parameters
According to my experience most of the fab houses have some what fixed tooling and testing costs. some fab houses with online quote calculator doent ask for the files nor number of such test points. AN example could be
hello, I want to know how to check the width of the track that supports a value of current flowing through this track in the pcb design ? thanks
I am from a Printed Circuit Board shop, recently, we have a lot of order with integrated inductance design on board. The coil trace is etched on both outer layer and inner layer. I am looking for a effective tester to perform online inductance test. Can anyone introduce: - The manufacturer of pcb inductance tester? - How to calculate the ind
Wider the trace, lesser its impedance, hence higher is the current flow. Similar thread was discussed in EDA board on The Blog ? pcb Trace Width calculator . Also I found following links to be very useful in calculating track width for a desired
Hi,ark I used some calculator which shows that if I use 2 oz. copper, I need 7 mm. That would be too wide. If I used even thicker copper, I'm afraid that I would be not good for other trace, or unless we could design the thickness of copper for certain trace? would it be a good idea to use 2 oz. copper with 1mm width and cover it with solder layer
Hi, I am designing a pcb substrate (FR4 with 1mm thickness) to place 4 pads chip on top, and then it has a thru hole connect to the bottom layer of the pcb, and the pcb will be mounted on a flex circuit. What is the best way in controlling the impedance of the pcb substrate since it do not have traces (only pads with (...)
try tool from saturn Saturn pcb Design - pcb Design Service | Electronic Engineering it wont give you fulll layer stackup analysis but help you to calculate impedance,spacing etc.
Hello. In pcb design ... I am quite confused about determine pcb clearance. Generally my default Signal lines are 10mil Trace Width and 10mil Clearance. Now what Clearance I need to use for a +12V Line which may draw max 3A? I set 40mil Trace Width for this high Voltage Line, is 40mil good enough to pass 3AMP? Can anyone advice me ... abou
please if any one knows what is the needed thickness for 7 AMPERE pcb circuit.... "thickness of the copper track".......
Hi, Just Try "Saturn pcb Design" tool (FreeWare). as i think it can do.
Hi every one. i'm have question about Skin Depth. in this link i use pcb RO4350B it say resistivity = 1.2 x 10^10 M*ohm*cm transfer to equation resistivity = 1.2 x 10^10 u*ohm*cm right? it that true? but i think resistivity = 0.012 u*ohm*cm. Thank. :-D
Derating of current/voltage depends on ambient temperature and pcb material. for further information please refer following link hope this is helpful.