The SCP-LT3045-1-EVALZ has a long strip of copper between the input cap and the connector. Is there a reason for this? I'd like to make it a little more compact. Do I need to copy that in my final design?
The LT3045-1 is located more to the right to keep a specific physical distance from the input cap from the connection for noise reduction. If this design is used, the exact dimensions and orientation is critical to copy verbatim – or the extremely high PSRR performance of the circuit may be degraded.