Embedded: Applying Design for Manufacturing (DFM) to PCB development
In design for manufacturing (DFM), PCB design layout engineers can easily overlook key factors that at first glance don’t appear significant. But later on, these factors play a major role during manufacturing and can turn out to be the root cause of poor yields.
When it comes to high-speed PCB designs, above 20 GHz in particular, lack of communication and/or faulty assumptions between PCB designers and the manufacturing team can lead to costly failures during manufacturing. Following are some real-world scenarios in which communication problems have occurred and some tips on how to avoid such problems…