EDI CON Online
Title: Principles of Designing the Board Stackup for Electronics and Manufacturability
Date: October 13, 2020
Time: 11:30am PT / 2:30pm ET
Presented by: Susy Webb, Sr. PCB Designer, Design Science
The designer MUST be involved in the decision making for a board stackup, as the fabricator only knows his own needs, not the needs of the signals. The stack affects the way the signals flow and so can affect many electronic aspects of the functioning circuit like layer count, field spread/interference, return current, impedance control, and layer paired routing. Likewise, if the stack is not set up correctly, it will affect whether the board might warp, have a higher cost, or whether it will meet standards. In today’s higher speed designs it is critical to do this step well, so we will discuss the issues that are needed for a good stackup, both from an electronic and a manufacturability perspective.
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Susy Webb is a senior PCB designer with over 40 years of experience. Her career includes experience in coastal and oceanographic oil exploration and monitoring equipment, point-to-point microwave network systems, and CPCI and ATX computer motherboards. Webb is a regular speaker at the PCB, IPC and International Design conferences, and consults for individual companies in several countries as well. Her presentations discuss practical implementation of complex engineering concepts into board layout, and methods to improve the overall design and flow of printed circuit boards. She is CID certified, a former writer/columnist for Printed Circuit Design and Fab magazine, a chapter writer for Clyde Coombs “Printed Circuits Handbook”, and she is one of the judges for the annual TLA competition. Webb is also an active member of the PCEA Board and education committees, and was active in the IPC Designer’s Council Executive Board for many years.
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