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by Nikosant03
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Wireless/RF
Topic: Copper Balancing
Replies: 6
Views: 70

Re: Copper Balancing

This is a prototype, I am pretty sure that is going to malfunction and I will try to improve in the next versions.
If you want this project to succeed, design in a footprint for an existing RF module
What do you mean?

Also, do you have any suggestion regarding the copper balancing?

Thanks
by Nikosant03
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Wireless/RF
Topic: Copper Balancing
Replies: 6
Views: 70

Re: Copper Balancing

This is the forth layer
by Nikosant03
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Wireless/RF
Topic: Copper Balancing
Replies: 6
Views: 70

Copper Balancing

Dear all, I have completed the designing of a 4-layer RF PCB and the manufacturer ask if it possible to balance the copper at the inner and outer layers. The stack up is RF SIGNALS(red)-GND(yellow)-VCC(orange)-SIGNALS(blue) This is my first PCB and I don't how to manipulate with copper balancing. Fu...
by Nikosant03
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: PCB Design Questions
Topic: Gold plated outline Ground
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Gold plated outline Ground

Thank you languer!!
by Nikosant03
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: PCB Design Questions
Topic: Gold plated outline Ground
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Gold plated outline Ground

Hi everyone and happy new year,

What is the purpose of this outline gold plated ground with vias fence?

Please see the attached picture

Thanks in advance

Nick
by Nikosant03
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: PCB Design Questions
Topic: PCB Copper Trace Finish
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: PCB Copper Trace Finish

Thanks Mike!! That was really helpfull!!

Nick
by Nikosant03
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: PCB Design Questions
Topic: What is the track thickness?
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: What is the track thickness?

Tha trace thickness ( copper thickness) is based on the PCB specifications of your manufacturer. What you are really muust be cared about is the width of the trace. When impedance of circuit is not important to be controlled then you calculate the width based on trace current (there are many online ...
by Nikosant03
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: PCB Design Questions
Topic: Which PCB layout software should I use?
Replies: 6
Views: 1044

Re: Which PCB layout software should I use?

I am using Eagle and I am really satisfied!! Another great option is Altium and KiCad.
by Nikosant03
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: PCB Design Questions
Topic: PCB Design
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: PCB Design

On a 4 layer pcb design the parts are placed either on the top or bottom layer. The 2nd and 3rd layers are been accessed through vias and used for ground planes and traces.

Many softwares like Eagle or Altium can be used for 4 layer designing.
by Nikosant03
Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: PCB Design Questions
Topic: PCB Copper Trace Finish
Replies: 2
Views: 80

PCB Copper Trace Finish

Hi everyone, I'm new pcb designer and I need your guidance. I design a 4-layer board in Eagle and some of the traces will carry RF signals. I want the trace finish carrying the RF signals to be solder mask free and covered with gold finish as well as the pads that SMA connector is going to be solder...