I-Connect007 Editor’s Choice: Five Must-Reads for the Week

November 27, 2020 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

Well, it’s the last Friday in November. On any normal year in the U.S., this would be “Black Friday” because, for many retailers, the kickoff to the holiday season’s shopping spree is the source for most of the operating income for the year. While it remains to be seen how exactly how much traditional in-store and online retailing will rake in, with the varied pandemic lockdowns, it’s clear that readers wanted to get the latest electronics industry sales numbers!

Lee Ritchey Discusses His ‘Homemade’ NASA Board

November 26, 2020 | I-Connect007 Editorial Team

In this audio interview, Lee Ritchey shares a story about his favorite PCB design—a board that he built on his kitchen table early in his career for a radio used on the Apollo 11 spacecraft. Lee explains how he ended up working on this design as a young engineer, as well as the excitement that he felt watching Apollo 11 land on the moon while carrying his PCB. He also jokes about why his wife was less than pleased with his handiwork when he drilled holes in the board on the kitchen table.



Standard of Excellence: Bringing Your Salespeople Together

November 23, 2020 | Team ASC, American Standard Circuits

One of the most overlooked aspects of having a great partnership with your PCB vendors is making sure that your salespeople know each other. Anaya Vardya shares six key reasons to develop a partnership between your sales team and your...

Beyond Design: Routing Strategies for High-Speed PCB Design

November 12, 2020 | Barry Olney, In-Circuit Design Pty. Ltd.

As the typical PCB design becomes more complex, so do the techniques and strategies required—not only to complete the design but also to create a functioning product that performs to specification. Barry Olney describes why PCB...

Powerful Prototypes: Small Computer Modules

November 11, 2020 | Duane Benson, Screaming Circuits

Duane Benson has taken a rather long hiatus from building things—probably the longest in recent memory. For this column, he half-steps back into the design world by looking at a product someone else designed and built—the...

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