SLLSEJ7 February 2015 DP83848-HT
To meet signal integrity and performance requirements, at minimum a four layer PCB is recommended for implementing PHYTER components in end user systems. The following layer stack-ups are recommended for four, six, and eight-layer boards, although other options are possible.
Within a PCB it may be desirable to run traces using different methods, microstrip vs. stripline, depending on the location of the signal on the PCB. For example, it may be desirable to change layer stacking where an isolated chassis ground plane is used. Figure 51 illustrates alternative PCB stacking options.
Typically, ESD precautions are predominantly in effect when handling the devices or board before being installed in a system. In those cases, strict handling procedures need be implemented during the manufacturing process to greatly reduce the occurrences of catastrophic ESD events. After the system is assembled, internal components are less sensitive from ESD events.
See ESD Ratings for ESD rating.