Book Review: The Printed Circuit Designer’s Guide to…Executing Complex PCBs

November 19, 2019 | Dan Beaulieu, D.B. Management Group

If you are serious about designing complex PCBs (most designs today are far from elementary) and even more serious about doing it right the first time, then this is the book for you. Loaded with guidelines for designing cutting-edge PCBs, this book is filled with real-world examples and tips, tricks, and techniques by some of Freedom CAD’s most experienced designers.

Quiet Power: How Much Signal Do We Lose Due to Reflections?

November 18, 2019 | Istvan Novak, Samtec

We know that in the signal integrity world, reflections are usually bad. In clock networks, reflection glitches may cause multiple and false clock triggering. In medium-speed digital signaling, reflections will reduce noise margin, and in high-speed serializer/deserializer (SerDes) signaling, reflections increase jitter and create vertical eye closure.



Dana on Data: The DFM/Data Transfer Process Is Broken

November 14, 2019 | Dana Korf, Korf Consultancy LLC

In a world that is showing great strides toward implementing a Factory 4.0 world, why can’t a design be passed from a designer to the fabricator without errors every time? Dana Korf emphasizes moving the responsibility up in the...

The Digital Layout: Recent IPC DC Chapter Activities

October 23, 2019 | Stephen (Steph) Chavez, IPC Designers Council

We’re onto the second half of the year now, and we’ve seen lots of activities within our local Designers Council (DC) Chapters, including a few international chapters as well. Here's a snapshot of what has taken place so...

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