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Subject: EMC PCB design Rules Was: EMC on PCBs ???

Date: 09/19/00 at 3:17 AM
Posted by: Tim Foo
E-mail: fwj@np.edu.sg
Message Posted:

In Reply to: Re: EMC on PCBs ??? posted by Clyde Manning on 08/24/00 at 9:22 AM:

I view this thread with interest. Read the following URL for a summary of PCB design rules relating to EMC
URL:http://www.geocities.com/timfoo6143/Design_Rules.pdf
and remember to
1. keep your ground planes aligned
2. do not let a signal line cross a gap
3. It is futile to get a low profile SMD capacitor to behave as a capacitor
at 1 GHz, unless it's size in the order of the 10's of pF
4. Try to lower the impedance of your ground plane by using the thinnest substrate money can buy....

cheers :-)


Hope this will encourage you or anyone in this posting to attend a course I conduct in Singapore.
Here is a URL for more information:
http://www.cec.np.edu.sg/courses.phtml?course_code=XC45
On Line Registration:
http://www.cec.np.edu.sg/publicform.phtml?course_code=XC45&startdate=2000-11-14


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