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

August 12, 2022 | Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007

There was some good news this week, as Republicans and Democrats managed to cooperate long enough to pass the CHIPS Act. Members of the House and Senate don’t usually act until they get worried about being voted out of office, so pardon me if I’m not ready to sing “Happy Days Are Here Again” just yet. But this is still really good news; the politicians are on the record now, and we can hold them accountable.

Cadence Provides ‘Clarity’ in Design Tool

August 11, 2022 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

Nolan Johnson recently spoke with Brad Griffin, product marketing director for Cadence Design Systems, about Cadence’s Matrix solver technology. They discuss its use as a multi-disciplinary field solver as well as Cadence’s focus on thermal analysis and utilizing the power of the cloud.





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Connect the Dots: Caution—Yield Ahead

August 10, 2022 | Matt Stevenson, Sunstone Circuits

Manufacturing yield is a key measure of quality in PCB manufacturing. Measured as a percentage of good parts relative to the total produced, achieving 100% yield rates is extremely challenging for anything but the simplest PCB...

The Shaughnessy Report: Designing for Material Conservation

August 8, 2022 | Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007

The supply chain issues plaguing our industry don’t seem to be going away any time soon. Like an annoying mother-in-law, they’ve moved into our guest room, rearranged the furniture, and generally overstayed their welcome....

It was the end of May, which among other things, meant that the Major League Baseball season was once again in full swing (pun intended). While my wife was happily settled into the couch with her Seattle Mariners cap, T-shirt,...

Less Is More Featuring:

  • Material Conservation Demands Stakeholder Buy-in, a conversation with Happy Holden
  • PCB Design Strategies to Reduce Costs, by Barry Olney
  • Design Tips for Lowering Costs of Fab and Assembly, by Cherie Litson
  • Material Conservation: The PCB Designer’s Role, a conversation with Alun Morgan
  • Design for Material Conservation Means Changing Attitudes, a conversation with Dana Korf
  • Design Tips for Inflationary Times by John Watson
  • Practical Packaging Density in PCB Design, by Kelly Dack
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