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The connections on a PCB should be identical to its corresponding circuit diagram, but while the circuit diagram is arranged to be readable, the PCB layout is arranged to be functional, so there is rarely any visible correlation.

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Component layout rules Reply 2017-05-15 14:45:16
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Teo Anca

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1. Layout is in accordance with the circuit module. The relevant circuit achieving the same function is a module; the components in circuit module should be used in the nearby centralized principle, while digital circuits and analog circuits will be separated;
2.3.5mm(For M2.5), 4mm (for M3) around the mounting hole like bolt may not be mounted on the components; 1.27mm around the non-mounting holes like position hole and standard hole should not be mounted with components and devices.
3. The bottom of sleeper resistance, inductance (plug-in), electrolytic capacitors and other components should avoid through-hole, preventing the short circuit between through-hole and component shell after wave soldering;
4. The distance between the outer side of the component and the board edge is 5 mm;
5. The distance between the outer edge of mounting element pad and the outside of the adjacent components is more than 2 mm;

6. Metal shell components and metal parts (shielding boxes, etc.) cannot be collided with other components, cannot be close to the printed line and pad, their spacing should be more than than 2mm. Positioning holes, fastener mounting holes, oval holes and other square holes in the board should be more than 3mm away from the board edge;

7. Heating components cannot be close to the wire and thermal components; high thermal devices should be balanced evenly;

8. Arranging as far as possible around the printed circuit board, the power outlet and the bus bar terminals connected to it should be arranged in the same side. In particular, do not place the power outlet and other solder connectors between the connectors to facilitate the design and bundle of these sockets, connectors and power cables. The layout of power outlet and welding connector should be considered to facilitate the power plug;
9. The layout of other components

All the IC components are aligned side by side; the polarity of the components should be marked clearly but shouldn’t be in more than two directions in the same printed circuit board, or the directions need to be perpendicular to each other;

10. The board wiring should be well-balanced and should be filled with mesh copper when the density difference is too large, and the gridding is more than 8mil (or 0.2mm);
11. The pad cannot have through-hole to avoid the poor solder paste in components. Important signal lines are not allowed to pass through the socket feet;
12. Pay attention to patch unilateral alignment and the character direction and packaging direction should be consistent;
13. The polarity mark of the device in the same board should be as much as possible consistent.

Statement: This post is only the personal view of the author and does not represent the opinions of

Richard Baggaley

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very clear, but should be more detailed.