MakeHarvard 2018: The Super Bowl of Makeathons

March 14, 2018 | Sunstone Circuits

The inaugural MakeHarvard event was everything one would expect from the title, and more. Sunstone Circuits’ Nolan Johnson and Dustin Jablonski served as both mentors and competition judges. Sunstone sponsored a prize for the best feats of reverse engineering and documentation. Sunstone’s reverse engineering competition was one of the most hotly contested. Judging was based on creativity, depth, technical difficulty, usability, scalability, and value to society.

The Target Impedance Approach to PDN Design

March 13, 2018 | Barry Olney, In-Circuit Design Pty. Ltd.

Before you worry (or not) about post-layout PDN DC drop analysis, you first need to design an effective PDN pre-layout. Smart designers prevent problems before they arise, while others waste time and resources trying to fix the mess that they inadvertently created due to their lack of due diligence. Engineers and PCB designers need to visualize and understand how and where the currents flow.


Tim's Takeaways: Good Support Isn’t Just for Customers

March 6, 2018 | Tim Haag, Consultant

I have been working in PCB CAD tools customer support for years and years, and it isn’t that often that the tables are turned and I have someone who is supporting me. I’ve got to say, it was a pleasure being the recipient...

Beyond Design: Ground Bounce

February 22, 2018 | Barry Olney, In-Circuit Design Pty. Ltd.

Ground bounce, or more precisely, supply bounce, is the voltage produced between two points in the power delivery path. It is fundamentally related to the total inductance of the current path and shared return paths and the...

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