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February 13, 2012 AT 1:14 pm

Eagle QuickTip: Measure Trace Length (and more)

If you need to know the exact length of a trace in Eagle — for differential signals, for example, or if you have a high-speed data bus like on SDRAM and you’re not using a buffer so you need to make sure all the traces are the same length, and make sure they’re no too long for the strict timing constraints, etc. — Eagle has a nice little ULP script that will display some basic information on every trace on your PCB, including the maximum theoretical current you can draw through the traces, etc.  Just type “run length-freq-ri” in the command window of the PCB view and you should get the displayed info above!  (Note that by default this ULP assumes 1oz/0.035mm copper, though this is the most common anyway.)


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1 Comment

  1. Nice! – Thanks Kevin!

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