John Burkhert

John Burkhert Jr is a career PCB Designer experienced in Military, Telecom, Consumer Hardware and lately, the Automotive industry. Originally, an RF specialist -- compelled to flip the bit now and then to fill the need for high-speed digital design. John enjoys playing bass and racing bikes when he's not writing about or performing PCB layout. You can find John on LinkedIn.

  • Component Footprint Differences between Rigid and Flexible Printed Circuits

    Component Footprint Differences between Rigid and Flexible Printed Circuits

    Depending on the nature of their application, flexible printed circuits have unique requirements for footprints.

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  • DesignCON 2021- Restarting the Convention Circuit With A Low-Key Approach

    DesignCON 2021- Restarting the Convention Circuit With A Low-Key Approach

    A glimpse into the DesignCON 2021 convention

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  • Regarding the Use of Core Vias in a PCB Design

    Regarding the Use of Core Vias in a PCB Design

    Learn about core vias in a PCB.

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  • Micro-Vias - An Answer to the High-Density Blues

    Micro-Vias - An Answer to the High-Density Blues

    Here are some tips for using micro-vias in your designs

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  • Do Printed Circuit Board Designers Suffer (or Benefit) From Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

    Do Printed Circuit Board Designers Suffer (or Benefit) From Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

    Read about how OCD affects PCB designers.

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  • Selecting the Appropriate Through Via Technology for Your PCB Project

    Selecting the Appropriate Through Via Technology for Your PCB Project

    Read about which via technology would be suitable for your designs

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  • Ensuring Proper Alignment of Layers and Components on a Printed Circuit Board

    Ensuring Proper Alignment of Layers and Components on a Printed Circuit Board

    Ensuring Proper Alignment of Layers and Components on a Printed Circuit Board

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  • Two Approaches To Ensuring Even Copper Distribution for a Printed Circuit Board

    Two Approaches To Ensuring Even Copper Distribution for a Printed Circuit Board

    Here are some strategies for even copper distribution on your PCB

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  • Is it Time to Design Printed Circuit Boards Around the Bill of Materials

    Is it Time to Design Printed Circuit Boards Around the Bill of Materials

    Relying on old methods can only get us so far, maybe it's time we look at other solutions

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  • Housekeeping and PCB Design: Let's Draw Some Parallels

    Housekeeping and PCB Design: Let's Draw Some Parallels

    Learn about the common compromises when it comes to designing a PCB.

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  • Component Placement is a Game of Compromises

    Component Placement is a Game of Compromises

    Notes on why it's important for component placement to meet assembly requirements.

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  • Money Saving Tips for Printed Circuit Board Design

    Money Saving Tips for Printed Circuit Board Design

    Here are some money saving methods to keep your PCB designs profitable.

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  • Cables and Connectors: A Bridge to the World Beyond the PCB

    Cables and Connectors: A Bridge to the World Beyond the PCB

    Connectors can be used for various applications and they keep electricity flowing from one element to another.

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  • Plating Considerations For Printed Circuit Board Assembly

    Plating Considerations For Printed Circuit Board Assembly

    Learn about the different plating options for PCBs and when they're used

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  • Unpacking Logic as it is Used on a Printed Circuit Board

    Unpacking Logic as it is Used on a Printed Circuit Board

    Learn about logic gates and gate-swapping

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  • The Art of Stifling Interference on a Printed Circuit Board Assembly

    The Art of Stifling Interference on a Printed Circuit Board Assembly

    Noise carries but only so far. We have to tolerate some EMI though there are limits.

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  • Managing Magnetic Coupling on a Printed Circuit Board

    Managing Magnetic Coupling on a Printed Circuit Board

    Magnetic coupling is a different animal. A moving electrical charge will generate a magnetic field as a byproduct. The magnetic fields can be quite powerful though their effect drops off rapidly.

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  • High Voltage Considerations For PCB Layout

    High Voltage Considerations For PCB Layout

    A PCB may have to host high voltage devices. We compare the circuits to what is found in an electrical substation

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  • PCB Inspection and Testing - An Insurance Policy

    PCB Inspection and Testing - An Insurance Policy

    Manufacturing a PCB has both incoming and in-process inspection checkpoints along the way to a complete product

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  • Recalling the Leading PCB Technology Trends of the 2020s

    Recalling the Leading PCB Technology Trends of the 2020s

    The continuing saga of doing more with less in order to compete in the electronics hardware market

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