PCB Transmission Line eBook

Learn About PCB Transmission Lines for Reliable PCB Design

A PCB transmission line is a type of interconnection used for moving signals from their transmitters to their receivers on a printed circuit board. They can quickly get complex, so we cover the basics of what you need to know about them. In this ebook you'll learn:

          *  What is a PCB transmission line
          *  Signal speed and propagation delay
          *  Critical length, controlled impedance and rise/fall time
          *  Analyzing a PCB transmission line


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1. What is a PCB transmission line?

    1.1 Transmission line examples
    1.2 Example of a coaxial cable
    1.3 When is an interconnection to be treated as a transmission line?

2. Signal speed and propagation delay in a transmission line

    2.1 Signal speed
    2.2 Propagation delay

3. Critical length, controlled impedance and rise/fall time in transmission lines

    3.1 Critical length
    3.2 Shortline
    3.3 Estimate the rise/fall time from data transfer rate (DTR) or clock frequency
    3.4 3 dB bandwidth

4. Analyzing a PCB transmission line

    4.1 The characteristic impedance of a uniform transmission line
    4.2 Lossless uniform transmission line
    4.3 Estimation of L and C if Z_C and t_pd are known

5. Summary

    5.1 Preview

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