Impedance Control

Last Updated: June 20, 2019
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If your PCB requires impedance controlled traces then additional PCB Assembly files are necessary to ensure the correct manufacturing of your PCBs. More information about what impedance control is can be found on our blog. If you are designing a new PCB and are looking for our default PCB Stackups check out this article.

Impedance Control Files

The required information to implement impedance controlled traces is the following:

  • Which traces are impedance controlled
  • Specifications of the traces
    • Impedance
    • Tolerance
    • Trace Width
    • Trace Spacing

The impedance controlled information can be shown in the form of an assembly document, provided as a separate gerber file, or as an image with the traces marked.

For example:

Traces to be controlled: Gerber File

Traces are to be 75 ohms ±15%.

Traces are 10mil and 10mil spacing

Layer is Top Copper

Uploading the File

The impedance control file is uploaded to the MacroFab platform under the PCB Specifications Controls. See this article about Customizing PCB Specifications for more information.

Impedance Control Questions?

If you have any questions on how you get your PCB Assembly’s impedance control information in the correct format or uploaded correctly please contact our support team.