App note: Guidelines on the effects of parasitic capacitance on clock accuracy due to board layout

Board design considerations like board thickness and layer stacking under a crystal when designing PCB for accurate clock crystals discuss in this app note from Maxim Integrated. Link here Crystal oscillator is widely used in RTC applications. Clock accuracy, one of the key parameters in real-time clocks, partly depends on the parasitic capacitance of the […]

App note: Board level application notes for DFN and QFN packages

Board mounting an DFN/QFN (Dual/Quad Flat-Pack No lead) application note from ON Semiconductor. Link here (PDF) The DFN/QFN platform offers a versatility which allows either a single or multiple semiconductor devices to be connected together within a leadless package. These guidelines include printed circuit board mounting pads, solder mask and stencil pattern and assembly process […]

App note: General layout guidelines for RF and mixed-signal PCBs

Rsdio came across an interesting app note from Maxim and shared it with us. These are some PCB layout guidelines for RF and mixed-signal designs. This application note provides guidelines and suggestions for RF printed-circuit board (PCB) design and layout, including some discussion of mixed-signal applications, such as digital, analog, and RF components on the […]