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.

  • 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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  • Solderability is More Than Selecting the Right Solder

    Solderability is More Than Selecting the Right Solder

    There are many factors that can affect PCB assembly, learn how you can mitigate some of the issues

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  • Permission to Fail? Why You Can’t Have a Perfect Career in PCB Design

    Permission to Fail? Why You Can’t Have a Perfect Career in PCB Design

    PCB design involves making many small decisions. The law of large numbers says we're going to be wrong sometimes

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  • Why Do We Have To Follow Drawing Standards?

    Why Do We Have To Follow Drawing Standards?

    Creating documents that convey the design requirements is essential to communicate your goals.

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  • PCB Layout is Not a Job for Introverts

    PCB Layout is Not a Job for Introverts

    Heads downs work is only part of a successful design cycle. The designer works with a wide range of teammates

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  • The Assembly House Blues: How to Head off a Common Assembly Issue

    The Assembly House Blues: How to Head off a Common Assembly Issue

    Here's some insight on the high stakes involved in the electronics assembly industry.

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  • Wireless Local Area Network Boards For the Internet of Things

    Wireless Local Area Network Boards For the Internet of Things

    The internet of things (IOT) is a maturing, but still fast growing market. The PC boards have become commoditized.

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  • Estimating the PCB Design Cycle With Limited Information (Then Making it Happen)

    Estimating the PCB Design Cycle With Limited Information (Then Making it Happen)

    Setting milestones and using a scheduler will help you keep track of your PCB Design Cycle

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  • Design for Rework - How to Extend the Usefulness of a PCB

    Design for Rework - How to Extend the Usefulness of a PCB

    Making improvements after-the-fact is easier if we start a PCB design with an eye toward rework and repair.

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  • Post Silicon Validation - The Art of Making New Stuff Happen

    Post Silicon Validation - The Art of Making New Stuff Happen

    Chip teams need all the help they can get when a new device comes out of the foundry. PCB design becomes reactionary.

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  • The End Game of the PCB Design Cycle is Won at the Beginning

    The End Game of the PCB Design Cycle is Won at the Beginning

    Dealing with uncertainty is part of the process. We can plan for the the unknown and work through it.

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  • Managing a Distributed Team of PCB Designers - Remote Control

    Managing a Distributed Team of PCB Designers - Remote Control

    Working remotely has its challenges.The challenges are doubled for the manager of a remote CAD team.

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  • Cleaning up Our Electronics Design Language: Words Matter

    Cleaning up Our Electronics Design Language: Words Matter

    Unfinished business that was started in the 60s calls on us to revisit the terminology used in the design world.

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