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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.
I-Connect007's Happy Holden reviewed the recently concluded IPC APEX EXPO 2018. Among the highlights: Less than 10% of all new orders arrive at the PCB fabricator’s facility with complete, accurate design data. Most have missing or incorrect data.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
During the Design Forum at IPC APEX EXPO 2018, Jan Pedersen, senior technical advisor for the PCB broker Elmatica, gave a presentation on CircuitData. The language is designed to help facilitate other design data transfer formats such as Gerber, ODB++, and IPC-2581. Jan spoke with Managing Editor Andy Shaughnessy and Contributing Technical Editor Happy Holden about how this open language works with the existing data formats, as well as the need to eliminate paper documents from design process, and how the industry can help shape this open-source language.
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.