What is Minimum Conductor Width

By Bester PCBA

Last Updated: 2023-07-26

What is Minimum Conductor Width

Minimum conductor width is the smallest width that a conductor or trace on a printed circuit board can have while still meeting the standards and requirements set by organizations like IPC 2221. It is a critical parameter in PCB design as it directly impacts the performance and functionality of the circuit.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Calculate PCB Width

Formulas Used

To calculate the PCB width, use the following formula: Width[mils] = Area[mils²] / ( Thickness[oz] * 1.378[mils/oz] )

What Is the 3W Rule

The 3W rule in crosstalk refers to the guideline that parallel traces should maintain a minimum distance of 3 times the width of the trace between them, measured from the center of one trace to the center of the other. This distance helps to reduce the coupling or interference between the traces.