Note: Many of these entries are explained in nontechnical terms for ease of understanding. They are explained principally as they relate to PCB design issues. sy = symbol; typ = typical usage in our industry; val = value of a constant or formula relationship.
- AC (alternating current)
A current that repeatedly changes value or changes direction with time.
sy Y, val 1/Z, the inverse of impedance.
typ Term used to describe the parallel resonance that can occur between two capacitors wired in parallel.
A basic physical building block consisting of protons, neutrons, and electrons.
- Backward crosstalk
Coupled noise from an aggressor trace to a victim trace that travels in a direction opposite to that of the aggressor signal. ...