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As companies face tougher and tougher competition, the secrets behind their products’ competitive edge resides in the design IP. But most companies have little or no design data security. And as product design operations become global, IP protection becomes more challenging. Companies with ITAR design content face national security concerns. Enabling design or IP access on an individual or team basis is simply not available in many design environments today.
In line with this, Zuken will be holding a webinar titled “Improve Design Data Security Across Your Enterprise” on October 4, 2017. This webinar will examine the challenges behind design data security and explore some of the solutions available today. Some of the topics will include:
- a project-oriented design approach;
- limited user visibility on the library and design level; and,
- how to physically locate IP.
For more information or to register, click here.
Andy Shaughnessy, PCBDesign007
I had the opportunity to talk with our contributor Doug Brooks recently. He has been doing some research on temperature effects on PCB traces over the last few years, and I wanted to check the status of his latest thermal efforts. He discussed his work with Dr. Johannes Adam, why temperature charts based on a trace in isolation are inaccurate, and how the industry remained so wrong about PCB temperatures for so long.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
European Editor Pete Starkey and Ucamco Managing Director Karel Tavernier discuss Ucamco’s cloud-based Communic8tor platform which facilitates two-way communication between the CAM engineer and the PCB designer, or any other party involved in the manufacturing process. This gives real-time access to image data and annotations, enabling queries to be resolved, changes to be approved, and a full communications history to be maintained.
Andy Shaughnessy, PCB Design007
Sunstone Circuits and SnapEDA recently announced that SnapEDA’s parts library would be integrated into Sunstone’s PCB123 design tool. During PCB West, I interviewed EDA Product Manager Nolan Johnson of Sunstone Circuits and SnapEDA President Natasha Baker. We discussed their new partnership, the changing parts library landscape, and where the companies see this alliance heading in the future.