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Practical RF Hardware and PCB Design Tips - Phil's Lab #19

Some tips for when designing hardware and PCBs with simple RF sections and components. These concepts have aided me well when designing 4-layer embedded systems PCBs.

Topics: critical trace lengths, stackups, controlled impedance traces (microstrip, stripline), impedance discontinuities due to wide pads, clearances, bias tees.
  • 00:00Introduction
  • 00:53Overview
  • 02:08Critical length
  • 06:45Stackup
  • 08:51Controlled impedance traces
  • 12:34Impedance discontinuities (pad-to-trace)
  • 14:34Clearance
  • 15:17Antenna bias tees