I am pretty new to PCB design. I am using Kicad and I have taken another user’s board the he posted here and redesigned it to open up some space for more components. Learning Kicad was fun.
I have attached a picture of the top of the board and the back of the board
I have crammed all of the components on the opposite side of the chip ATSAM3X8E, and I was wondering if by doing this I will incur the wrath of a signal interference from the chip on the other side. For example, there is a crystal and a resonator that are on the reverse side of the CPU, will the normal operation of these be affected by the chip?
In general, are there design guidelines I should be following for placement of components? This is something I have had no experience with.