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Minimum gaps and track widths

Unread postPosted:Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:59 am
by Oliver Mark
Can anyone tell me for 1mm FR4 what the minimum permissible track width is and also the minimum gap between two tracks? I am using AWR design environment to design a PCB and would prefer to get this information before I start.

Assume a small sized PCB that has a burn boundary track

Thanks

Re: Minimum gaps and track widths

Unread postPosted:Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:05 am
by Leff
Hi Oliver,
This is what we used if we design a pcb.

The minimum permissible track width :10 mil
the minimum gap between two tracks:12-15 mil ( 10mil is also acceptable)

Hope this could help you!

Re: Minimum gaps and track widths

Unread postPosted:Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:53 pm
by Oliver Mark
Hi

Please excuse my ignorance but what is :10 mils? is a mil one thousandth of an inch or millimeter?

Thanks

Mark

Re: Minimum gaps and track widths

Unread postPosted:Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:55 am
by Leff
well, I also don't know the unit quite for sure, but I check in dictionary and got this:

mil: a unit of linear measurement equivalent to 0.0254 mm (one thousandth of an inch), often used in measuring the diameter of wires.

so that's _ a mil one thousandth of an inch ;)

Oliver Mark wrote:Hi

Please excuse my ignorance but what is :10 mils? is a mil one thousandth of an inch or millimeter?

Thanks

Mark

Re: Minimum gaps and track widths

Unread postPosted:Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:36 am
by Oliver Mark
Cheers.

It's not like I'm trying to land a probe on Mars or anything but I'd rather not make that mistake. I have a student here with a pcb design that calls for a 0.20 mm gap I guess he'll have to do some more work on it.

Thanks again

Re: Minimum gaps and track widths

Unread postPosted:Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:14 am
by Leff
haha,

but 0.2mm is also ok, it's not that strict. :)

Re: Minimum gaps and track widths

Unread postPosted:Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:37 am
by eWeeeb
hi id say minimum of 25 mil. :D

Re: Minimum gaps and track widths

Unread postPosted:Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:12 am
by Leff
eWeeeb wrote:hi id say minimum of 25 mil. :D


yeah, that's much more safe to avoid data interfere. But we usually take lesser. :)

Re: Minimum gaps and track widths

Unread postPosted:Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:49 pm
by 9efxa
The minimum permissible track width :10 mil