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Mentor’s Cristian Filip Discusses His Award-winning DesignCon Paper

March 21, 2019 | Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine

During DesignCon, I met with Cristian Filip, a senior product architect with Mentor, a Siemens business. Cristian had just received word that his paper had won a DesignCon Best Paper award—his second such award in three years. I asked Cristian to discuss his paper and how this technology can help improve manufacturing yields at high volumes.

The Bare (Board) Truth: Eliminate Confusion

March 18, 2019 | Mark Thompson, Prototron Circuits

This column will address eliminating confusion that creates remakes both from the end-user/designer and the fabrication house. Let’s say you’ve asked for a material type on your drawing that is not either readily available or used by your fabricator. Here, you should expect the fabrication house to respond quickly and have all the deviations at once for you to review. This includes any impedance width changes, material types, or copper weights to produce the part. Any deviations regarding drawing notes such as wrap plate requirements that cannot be incorporated due to insufficient space or the extra etch compensation to meet the wrap plate requirement should also be addressed.





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The Digital Layout: Greater Phoenix Chapter Revived

March 21, 2019 | Stephen (Steph) Chavez, IPC Designers Council

The Greater Phoenix chapter was revived in late 2018 after being largely dormant over the past few years. It has also undergone some leadership changes. As the former president, I have taken on a more active global role at the...

Beyond Design: Not All PCB Substrates Are Created Equal

March 20, 2019 | Barry Olney, In-Circuit Design Pty. Ltd.

PCB substrates are all around us in every gadget we use. The substrate may be rigid or flexible, or a combination of both. It is a carrier for the electronic devices and the signal and power interconnects and is usually planar in...

The Bare (Board) Truth: Eliminate Confusion

March 18, 2019 | Mark Thompson, Prototron Circuits

This column will address eliminating confusion that creates remakes both from the end-user/designer and the fabrication house. Let’s say you’ve asked for a material type on your drawing that is not either readily available...

The Youth of the PCB Design Industry Featuring:

George Fox University: Teaching PCB Design to EE Students, a conversation with Professor Gary Spivey
Putting University Training to Work, a conversation with Jack Whipple
Preparing to Enter the Workforce with PCB Design Experience, a conversation with Alex Burt
PCB Design is All in the Family with Nicole Pacino, a conversation with Nicole Pacino
Megan Teta: PCB Industry Must Work to Attract Young People, a conversation with Megan Teta
An Experienced Millennial on Hiring the Next Generation, a conversation with Geoffrey Hazelett
Andy Johnson: EDA a Great Field for Young People, a conversation with Andy Johnson
From Spain to Austria: A Student’s Drive to Be a Professor, a conversation with Pablo Sanchez Martinez

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