RF and microwave circuit board designs are somewhat peculiar compared to the conventional board design criteria. The parameters such as radio-frequency trace, power supply decoupling, via holes, and PCB stack-up are particularly designed to work in the radio frequencies. As a designer, you should ensure minimal interference between traces carrying radio waves and the components placed nearby. This type of interference will affect the signal transmission strength of the whole module. Therefore, the layout is designed to avoid EMI as much as possible.
This design guide will take you through each and every step to create a high-frequency communication board layout.
We help you design efficient RF and microwave circuit boards:
- Basics of RF and microwave board design
- Choosing RF materials
- Trace, grounding, via, and stack-up design
- Component selection and placement
- Testing and isolation requirements to avoid interference