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DDR3 layout vs Memory chip fitting

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Have you been thinking about leaving some of the memory chips un-fitted on your board and you were not sure if it’s possible or how the layout should be done to support it? I have received this question for couple of times, so I try to share what we tested …

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How to decide on Minimum Gap / Clearance in PCB Layout

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During PCB layout, you have to decide on clearance between traces. Here are 3 key factors you may need to consider: 1) Manufacturing capabilities Check with your PCB manufacturer, what is the minimum gap they can actually manufacture. Many PCB manufacturers have it on their website, as an example check …

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Forum for Everyone Interested in Schematic & PCB Design

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I setup a new forum for Electronic Enthusiastics & Professionals. It already has some interesting posts. I like this one about simulating CPU -> FLASH & SDRAM connection: SDR SDRAM layout recommendations. The post is all about making decision on, how to place & route CPU + FLASH + SDRAM …

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