Advanced PCB design/layout techniques for good EMC
The most cost-effective place to achieve good Signal Integrity (SI), Power Integrity (PI), and EMC, is in the design and layout of the printed circuit board (PCB) and this Advanced course builds on the techniques in the Essential PCB design/layout techniques for good EMC course.This course is designed to help engineers involved with the design, test and approval of Advanced level PCBs and the equipment and assemblies in which they are used, to learn more about Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and the issues which affect it. The course conveys the issues with a minimum of maths and a maximum of practical guidance in order to ensure that people can find the answers they are looking for but with the necessary underpinning for those who want a deeper understanding. Before taking this course, we highly recommend taking the Essential PCB design/layout techniques for good EMC course first for better understanding.
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Our instructors are highly experienced professionals and recognized authorities in the technical world.
You will receive a course certificate upon completing coursework and finishing the course.
Our instructors share their knowledge and experience with you to make your learning process easier.
What you will learn in this course
When should we use advanced PCB techniques?
Why use Advanced PCB techniques? Reduce costs. Increase performance. When do we need advanced techniques?
Future trends and their implications
IC trends. PCB trends. EMC testing trends. Future trends.
Guidelines, approximations, simulations, and virtual design for SI, PI and EMC
PCB design techniques, guidelines, approximations and simulations. Design challenges. Successful strategies. The business case. SI, PI and EMC right the first time.
Advanced EM Zoning (segregation) techniques
Follow layout guidelines from IC manufacturers. Advanced PCB segregation. Emissions from PCBs can be dominated by IC emissions. Reference Plane fill/flood. Reduce emissions by using Nickel / ENIG plating.
Advanced interface filtering and suppression
Multiple BLS examples - types of board level shielding. Crossing zone boundaries with filters/chips. Improving filter performance, advanced filter supression. Cavity resonances inside BLS cans. Improving the Via wall.
Advanced RF-bonding of PCB reference planes
Choosing a method. Damping resonances. Practical example of RF-bonding. Use absorbers to dampen cavity resonances.
Advanced PCB planes and co-locating wireless antennas
Advanced PCB planes. Problems with plan perforation. What Fmax guidelines are not appropriate for transmitters. Biggest problems with receivers. Co-locating radio/wireless antennas.
The totally shielded board assembly
How to totally shield a PCB? Fully shielded PCB/cable assembly. Partially shielded PCB/cable assembly. Problems with conformal coating.
Damping resonances in parallel metal structures
Cavity resonances. RF-bonding planes together to increase resonant frequencies. Alternatives for damping plane-pair resonance. Ferrite PCBs? Metamaterials.
Advanced PCB decoupling
The best locations for decaps. Benefits of using Via-in-pad. Choosing decaps. X2Y capacitors and devices.
Buried components, especially buried capacitance decoupling
Buried discrete components. Surge protecting layers. Buried capacitance. Transmission line approach to prevent plane resonances.
NOT USED IN THIS VERSION!
Traces crossing plane splits and gaps’ has been moved to appropriate sections in Module 6A, and modified. In Advanced PCB EMC design, we should now no longer cross any plane splits or gaps, with any traces!
Advanced transmission lines
Problems with modern ICs. Example TDR measurements on a PCB. Trace lengths. Simulating conductor and dielectric losses. Causes of differential imbalance. Asymmetries.
Microvia board manufacturing techniques
High Density Interconnect (HDI) technology. EMC benefits. Examples of PCBs. Stack-ups for good PI and EMC.
3D molded PCBs. Additive Manufacturing. Replacing PCBs with Silicon interconnect fabric (SIF). Replacing Chips with Chiplets.
Using low-k dielectrics. Examples of crosstalk. Always simulate the crosstalk. What to do when signals have different thresholds.
Some final tips and tricks
EMC issues with 'in-circuit' tests. Save money with your PCB assemblers. What to do with a used cable or bus. What to do with unused outputs.
Some useful contacts, sources and references
References in the slides. Suppliers of EMC simulators. Sources for HDI. Sources for embedded/buried PCB components. Useful references.
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Ideal for Engineers responsible for designing high speed printed circuit boards
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Keith has dedicated his career to solving real-life interference problems in high-tech products and systems across various industries. Graduating with a B.Sc (Hons.) in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College London in 1972, he specialized in analogue circuit design and electromagnetic field theory, earning Upper Second Class Honours (Cum Laude).
The Advanced PCB design/layout techniques for good EMC course consists of 18 lessons. The total length of the course is approximately 6,5 hours.
What do I need to take this course?
Before taking the Advanced PCB design/layout techniques for good EMC course, it is highly recommended to take the Essential PCB design/layout techniques for good EMC course first. It may also be helpful for you to be able to download and print the lessons in addition to viewing the training videos.
How can I get a certificate for this course?
To get a certificate for the Advanced PCB design/layout techniques for good EMC course, you need to fill in and upload the Course Evaluation form.