Demo Altium repository. Forked from https://github.com/ultimachine/Archimajor
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Design Review Checklist

Process

  • Schematic and PCB file names follow standard
  • Export necessary review files (3D model, BOM, etc.)
  • Update relevant system architecture documents
  • Update project README page
  • Simulations uploaded and outputs explained

System

  • Power
    • Sufficient power supplied from upstream source
    • Supply rated for necessary country specifications
    • Estimated total worst-case power supply draw
  • Connectors
    • I/Os are specified
    • Sufficient Current and Voltage rating
    • Mating connectors have matching pinout
    • Same contact material specified for mating connectors
  • Testing
    • Test procedure written
  • Environmental
    • Specified min/max operating temperature
    • Specified min/max storage temperature
    • Specified min/max humidity
  • ROHS compliance requirement review

Components

  • Unpopulated components are denoted DNI
  • Components meet environmental specifications
  • All components have quantity, reference designator and description
  • Suggested and alternate manufacturers listed
  • Price and stock checked for each component
  • Component derating
    • Voltage
    • Current
    • Power at worst-case operating temperature
    • Temperature at worst-case power

Schematics

  • Document
    • Dot on each connection
    • No four-point connections
    • Title block completed for each sheet
    • All components have reference designators and values
    • Multi-part components don't have unplaced symbols
    • Page title present and consistent on all pages if not in title block
    • Symbols identify open collector/drain pins and internal pulled up/down pins
    • Pin names and attributes on symbols with multi-function pins should match actual design usage (I/O/Bi, Name)
    • Components follow preferred reference designator pattern
  • External I/O
    • Filtered for EMI
    • Protected against electrostatic discharge (ESD)
    • Unused inputs terminated
  • Microcontrollers / ICs
    • Predictable or controlled power-up state
      • Reset filtered
    • Sufficient bypass capacitance
    • Oscillators checked for reliable startup
    • Pullups on open-collector pins
    • Logic-low and logic-high voltage levels checked
    • No-connect pins labeled NC
    • Clock lines with series termination and parallel termination component locations present even if not populated; zero ohm resistor for series, unpopulated parts for parallel termination
    • Check for input voltages applied with power off and CMOS latchup possibilities
    • Check the data sheet errata and apnotes for weird IC behaviors
  • Busses
    • UART/USART TX->RX and RX<-TX
    • I2C SDA and SCL pullup with appropriate value per capacitance
    • Setup, hold, access times for data and address busses
  • Analog
    • Sufficient power rails for analog circuits
    • Amplifiers checked for stability
    • Consider signal rate-of-rise and fall for noise radiation
  • General
    • Sufficient bulk capacitance calculated
    • Polarized components checked
    • Electrolytic/tantalum capacitors checked for no reverse voltage
    • Electrolytic/tantalum capacitors temperature/voltage derating sufficient for MTBF
    • Sufficient capacitance on low dropout voltage regulators
    • Sufficient time delays and slew rates for comparators
    • Sufficient common mode input voltage rating on opamps
    • Check pin numbers of all custom-generated parts
    • Check reverse base-emitter current/voltage on bipolar transistors
    • Power nets use preferred and consistent naming (ex. no 3.3V vs +3.3V)
    • Debug resources added by design (leds, serial ports, etc.) even if unpopulated by default

PCB

  • Manufacturing
    • PCB manufacturing requirements noted on fab layer
      • Plating specified
        • Plating material
        • Plating thickness
      • Layer stack-up specified
      • Minimum trace/space specified
      • Minimum hole size specified
      • PCB color specified
      • Silkscreen color specified
      • Controlled impedance specified
      • Blind or buried vias specified
      • Panelization specified
        • External routing specified (ex. v-groove vs route)
      • Drill table generated
      • All specifications exceed manufacturing tolerance
    • Space between power planes minimized
    • Solder paste openings proper size
    • Fiducials placed if necessary
  • Footprints
    • Pin 1 marked in a consistent manner
    • Component polarity marked
      • Diodes, LEDs
      • Electrolytic, tantalum capacitors
      • Keyed components like connectors
    • Footprint dimensions cross-checked with datasheet recommendation
    • Sufficient thermal pads on high-power components or nets
  • Placement
    • Jumpers accessible
    • Debug connectors accessible
    • Filter resistors closer to source
    • Termination resistors close to target
    • Small loop path on switch-mode power supplies
    • Bypass capacitors close to ICs
    • Bypass capacitors close to connectors
    • Drivers / receivers close to connectors
    • SMT components on top side, through-hole components on bottom side if possible
  • Clearance
    • Keep-out areas honored
      • Around mounting holes
      • For programming tools
      • For assembly tools (wrenches, screwdrivers etc.)
      • For connectors
    • Trace-to-trace clearance based upon voltage rating
    • Component size based upon voltage rating
    • Keep components away from board edge
  • Mechanical
    • CAD file uploaded
    • Clearance above connectors
    • Clearance below through-hole components
    • Enough space for the minimum bending radius of the wire harness
    • Mounting holes electrically isolated if necessary
      • Mounting holes have via stitching
    • Hole diameters leave margin for plating
    • Board outline defined
    • Mechanical enclosure defined
    • Internal corners are rounded and can be milled
  • Electrical
    • All traces are routed
    • Analog and digital commons joined at only one point
    • ERC passes
    • Isolation barriers are large enough
  • Signal integrity
    • Gaps in ground planes checked and minimized
    • High-speed signals avoid gaps in ground planes
    • Stubs minimized for high-speed signals
    • Differential pair spacing based upon impedance matching
    • Transmission lines terminated with an appropriate impedance
    • Crystal connections kept short
    • Guard ring around crystals
    • Traces avoided under sensitive components
    • Traces avoided under noisy components
    • Via fencing of sensitive RF transission lines done with the proper via spacing (< 1/20 lambda)
    • Option for a shielding can over sensitive circuitry e.g. RF?
  • Copper pour
    • All planes have been poured
    • Planes and pours checked for high-impedance paths
    • No pour between adjacent pins on ICs
  • Traces
    • Trace-pad connections sufficiently obtuse (angle 90 deg or more)
    • Trace widths sufficient for the current draw and max heating
    • No connections between adjacent pins on ICs
    • Vias for internal power traces sufficiently large
    • Mitered bends or soft curves (r > 3 trace width) for impedance sensitive traces
  • Thermal
    • Temperature sensitive components placed away from hot components
    • Thermal vias in thermal pads
  • Testing
    • Test points on PCBs for critical circuits, hard to reach nets
    • Ground connection points close to analog test points
  • Silk screen
    • Notes and documentation
      • Updated revision number
      • Updated date
      • Blank space designated for a serial / assembly number
    • No silk screen over pads / vias
    • Text is readable from at most two directions
    • Silk screen size / font will legible after printing
    • Connector pin-outs labeled
    • Fuse size and type marked on PCB
    • Functional groups marked
    • Functionality labeled
      • Test points
      • LEDs
      • Buttons
      • Connectors/terminals
      • Jumpers/fuses