10.1 Layout Guidelines
Figure 42 illustrates an example of a printed-circuit-board (PCB) layout for a data acquisition system using the REF2030. Some key considerations are:
- Minimize trace lengths in the current source and current mirror paths to reduce impedance.
- Using a solid ground plane helps distribute heat and reduces electromagnetic interference (EMI) noise pickup.
- Place the external components as close to the device as possible. This configuration prevents parasitic errors (such as the Seebeck effect) from occurring.
- Do not run sensitive analog traces in parallel with digital traces. Avoid crossing digital and analog traces if possible, and only make perpendicular crossings when absolutely necessary.