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Track impedance

JMFernandez , 04-13-2016, 01:22 PM
Hi. I have been watching Lesson8 of the Schematic and PCB Design course. You say you use 55ohms as the default impedance for all signal tracks. Why do you do that? I understand that you do it in any signal track. It improves something, for example in SPI or I2C interface? Thank you in advance!!
mairomaster , 04-14-2016, 02:40 AM
Robert can answer to this better, but I can give it a try.

The impedance control single ended tracks are normally required by particular interfaces - DDR memory for example. Common required values are between 45 and 55 ohms or so. When you use such tracks for several interfaces on particular layer, it is convenient to use the same tracks for all remaining signals, just for consistency.

Slow speed interfaces like UART, SPI or I2C normally don't require impedance controlled tracks. However it doesn't hurt to use the same tracks for them as well.
robertferanec , 04-15-2016, 06:16 AM
@mairomaster, that is a perfect answer.
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