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From the Floor at PCB West 2022

October 6, 2022 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

Though the organizers of PCB West had soldiered through in delivering a conference every year during the pandemic, the virtual and hybrid models just did not quite meet the requirements for a technical conference. To be fair, the limitations weren’t PCB West’s fault; the shortcomings came from the show’s virtual environments, not the host. All the more encouraging, then, that the 2022 edition of PCB West was back in bloom.

Fresh PCB Concepts: How Large Does That Pad Really Need to Be?

October 4, 2022 | Team NCAB, NCAB Group

Annular ring is the amount of copper left and surrounding the hole after processing. This measurement is taken from the edge of the hole to the edge of the land at the thinnest part. To ensure a robust design, we must design efficient annular ring for PCB interconnections. From Ryan Miller's experience, annular ring design is a misunderstood aspect of printed circuit board (PCB) design. Not because it is complex; it is a dry subject with a few moving parts.





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Digital Transformation: Optimizing Co-Design Across Multiple Domains

September 29, 2022 | Team Siemens, Siemens Digital Industries Software

Higher system speeds have necessitated consideration of signal propagation delay and quality not just within electronics, but through wire harnesses. Tighter form factors have minimized the typical “board in a box,” where...

Connect the Dots: Examining the Benefits of Laser Direct Imaging

September 22, 2022 | Matt Stevenson, Sunstone Circuits

One of the most amazing advances in PCB manufacturing technology has been the advent and usage of laser direct imaging (LDI) technology. For PCB manufacturers, this technology has been a game changer, helping to reduce costs, speed...

Sensible Design: Comparing Traditional and Bio-based Resins

September 21, 2022 | Team Electrolube, Electrolube

In this month’s column, two of Electrolube’s leading resin specialists have collaborated to give you the clearest focus of how introducing bio-based resins systems will impact your production process and the benefits they...

Supply Chain Management Featuring:

  • Working Through the Design Pain, by Andy Shaughnessy
  • A New Sourcing Paradigm, a conversation with Kelly Dack
  • Some Relief, but Hold Off on the Party, with Chintan Sutaria
  • Altium’s EDDI Report Tracks Components’ Availability—Today and Historically, a conversation with Dan Schoenfelder
  • Designing Through Supply Chain Pain, by Chris Young
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