MCU based design


Joined Feb 24, 2006
What are the basic checks while laying out MCU based design?
Can you elaborate on what you have in mind?
Do you mean what kinds of things do you consider when you have a design that you want to lay out a PCB for? If so they are no different than any other design. If I were you I would have the firmware/software people in on the design review. Make sure there is nothing in the design that is a surprise to them. The only thing I can suggest that may be non-standard is to calculate the power consumption of each and every resistor on the board under worst case conditions. Popping a resistor when powering up a board for the first time, is a most sickening feeling.