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

February 3, 2023 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

It’s Feb. 3, 2023—2/3/23—and now we know the results of yesterday’s Groundhog weather forecast straight from Gobbler’s Knob in Pennsylvania. Punxsutawney Phil says six more weeks of winter. If you’re watching the ongoing ice storms blanketing much of the United States at present, that seems like a safe bet. Also a safe bet is that the most-read news this week is IPC APEX EXPO related. Additionally, this week IPC published its EMS and PCB numbers for December. All told, lots of industry news to read this week.

DesignCon 2023 Opens With Strong Attendance

February 2, 2023 | Andy Shaughnessy, Design007

As George Costanza would say, “DesignCon is back, baby!” The show opened Wednesday morning, and it really felt like old times again. The aisles of the Santa Clara Convention Center were busy, and the classrooms for the technical conference were nearly full. And I spoke—or tried to speak—with quite a few engineers who spoke almost no English. That’s a good sign; in recent years, there were very few attendees from outside the U.S. because of Covid restrictions. The Pacific Rim is well represented this year.



Beyond Design: The Eye Diagram

February 2, 2023 | Barry Olney, In-Circuit Design Pty. Ltd.

An eye diagram is a useful tool for the analysis of signals used in digital transmission. It provides a quick scan of system performance and can offer insight into the nature of channel imperfections. An eye diagram is simply a...

Elementary, Mr. Watson: Advanced Packaging Not a Passing Fad

January 30, 2023 | John Watson, Altium

As it is said, necessity is the mother of invention. That is precisely the situation when we are discussing the PCB design industry. We are living in what can only be described as the golden age of Electronics. The advancements and...

Sensible Design: Automotive Conformal Coating Applications

January 25, 2023 | Team Electrolube, Electrolube

Conformal coatings are all around us. The benefits they offer are discreet but intensely purposeful, as they protect electronic circuitry against harsh environments and help to extend the reliability and lifetime of our devices. With...

Shrinking Silicon Featuring:

  • Shrinking Silicon: A Warp Speed Facilitator, by Andy Shaughnessy
  • Shrinking Silicon, Growing Signal Integrity Challenges with Kris Moyer
  • Shrinking Geometries: Back to Fundamentals to Fight EMI with Dan Beeker
  • Shrinking Silicon, EMI, and SI with Todd Hubing
  • Displacement Current—The Key to Electromagnetic Energy Propagation, by Barry Olney, with Special Advisor Rick Hartley
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