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Post subject: High-Frequency PCB design
Fri Mar 18, 2005 10:29 am
I want to design
a PCB for very high frequencies (3-10GHz), specifically incorporating
connector for antenna and a transceiver, baseband and MAC ICs. Can anybody
guide me as to what software I can use to design it?
Will ORCAD 10
Being new in PCB design, I would also appreciate
guidelines on the various potential problems that I can face and how
to solve them.
Thanks a lot.
Post subject: PCB Design
Unread postPosted: Sun
Mar 20, 2005 10:34 pm
You have a tall order. First,
lots of PCB packages (incliuding OrCad 10, if you know it or find its
interface congenial to your taste) will let you design the board - but
*analysis* (to see if you have a good-enough design) is a whole different
To have a good shot at a functional design, you will need
to know about microstrip. There are whole books on this subject: get
one and read it!
(Lots of people use the book(s) by Garg and Bahl,
published by Artech House).
Then you'll need a simulator - or
maybe just a lot of board "turns" - layouts/fabs/tests/fix layout, do
Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 12:24
Thanx a lot for your info.
I will look into microstrips.
Also, would appreciate if you could tell me some simulators that
are available in the market