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Common PCB Design Mistakes

The Printed circuit boards are responsible for interconnecting all the components in an electronic assembly. Just one small mistake in the design may lead to complete failure. PCB layout design requires extreme precision and great technical skills.

 

Manufacturing technology and innovative design tools have enabled printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturers to reduce the cost of PCBs in the past few years. However, production costs will be increased due to errors in PCB design. That means that PCB designers must avoid such manufacturing errors when designing PCBs for electronic components.

 

What really adds to the cost of PCB production are errors in PCB design from the start. There are many common errors to be aware of and to try to avoid. Some of the most common ones are discussed below. Avoiding these common errors will reduce costs by avoiding rework and manufacturing delays, while also producing a higher quality end product.

 

Common PCB Design Mistakes

 

Choosing the Wrong Design Tool

Choice of the right tool is one of the most fundamental steps for a successful PCB design. It’s always recommended to select the tool that best suits your PCB designing requirements as choosing the wrong one, otherwise, an inefficient one will create problems like:

● Design delays

● Increased manufacturing costs.

There are several easy-to-use electronic design automation (EDA) software packages available to choose from. Consider carefully, and select the tool that best suits your needs.

 

Incorrect landing patterns

PCB design software tools include libraries of commonly used electronic components. These libraries include both the schematic symbol, as well as the PCB landing pattern or footprint. If you just use the components in these libraries you won’t have much trouble.

However, if use components that are not in the libraries, you have to manually draw the schematic symbol and landing pattern. One must be very careful drawing the footprint/landing pattern because if the pin to pin spacing is off at all, even if only a millimeter, the device will not be soldered to the board properly.


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