top of page
Search

Designing a PCB to Meet Regulatory Schemes & Standards

Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) can be designed appropriately to meet regulatory schemes and standards such as Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Industry Canada (IC), the European Union Directive, RED and EMC directives, MIL-STD-461G, RTCA DO160G, etc., by following the guidelines below:

  1. Minimize the use of long, unshielded conductors.

  2. Place power and ground planes on separate layers.

  3. Use proper grounding techniques, such as star grounding.

  4. Minimize the use of vias and stubs.

  5. Implement effective shields, such as metal enclosures or metallic layers within the PCB.

  6. Properly terminate signal lines to reduce reflections.

  7. Properly place and size decoupling capacitors.

  8. Use low-loss materials for the PCB substrate.

  9. Follow guidelines for trace spacing and width to reduce emissions.

  10. Consider the effects of high-frequency signals on the PCB layout.



6 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

FCC RF Exposure for Wearable Device

Question: Has the FCC issued RF exposure guidance for an on-body device equipped with motion sensors to control its conducted power? Answer: On August 24, 2023 the FCC posted under KDB 447498 the foll

ISED Canada Permissive Changes

Question: How should we proceed with respect to the Canadian certification for our wireless device following changes we’ve made to it? Answer: Without knowing the changes made or any impact on the rad

Comments


bottom of page