0

EEBookshelf: AN10897 A guide to designing for ESD and EMC

AN10897: A guide to designing for ESD and EMC (courtesy NXP Semiconductors) was an unexpected surprise given the title, but it instantly shot to near the top of my list of all-star app-notes when I started reading through it.  Aside from some information and explanations on ESD (ergo the title), the second half of this app note also contains some exceptionally valuable tips on PCB layout and design, particularly where sensitive high-speed signals are involved.  The definitive book on the subject is still “High-Speed Digital Design” by Johnson and Graham — I spotted a number of tips in this app note from the book — but if you’re interested in some quick ways to improve your PCB design, this app note is an excellent a free way to get started!


Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.

Join 7,500+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython in 2018 – Python on Microcontrollers is here!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — Fewer startups, and other collateral damage from the 2018 tariffs

Wearables — Light as a Worbla feather

Electronics — How to make your own magnetic field probe!

Biohacking — The State of DNA Analysis in Three Mindmaps

Python for Microcontrollers — One year of CircuitPython weeklies!

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



3 Comments

  1. Some other great ESD/EMI/PCB Layout App Notes:

    http://www.atmel.com/dyn/resources/prod_documents/doc1619.pdf

    http://www.ti.com/lit/an/szza009/szza009.pdf

    http://www.altera.com/technology/signal/board-design-guidelines/sgl-bdg-index.html

    http://www.silabs.com/Support%20Documents/TechnicalDocs/AN203.pdf

    https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:XmNmZsKc17wJ:www.ece.msstate.edu/courses/ece4512/des1_syllabus/current/PCB_Layout_Tips.ppt+&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESgI6mHUldtG1r5qYTWJ8RTRBfSmHsUQeTe0rs7dKTHUkMM82Df03iMwF1QTfwitG6yEwRUS1dKEiDDT0MJK6lKMuXl99KcTZHX0fbCnRwNsNYRgUBZS6ojk5n3cckYqulHYGkaJ&sig=AHIEtbQGtSscRY2GIl1AOHYBpz6Uo_QmyQ

  2. Brad:

    Thanks for the heads up on the other app notes … always nice to get suggestions. There’s a lot of really good free information out there, it’s just sometimes more difficult than it should be to find it.

    Kevin

  3. Great find. High frequency PCB design is something I’ve been trying to get my head around and this has lots of practical suggestions anyone can follow.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.