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The IPC Designers Council Orange County chapter will be holding a Lunch ‘n Learn event on September 26, 2017, from 11:30am to 1:30pm in Irvine, California.
The meeting will feature a presentation by John Coonrod, technical marketing manager of Rogers Corp. Titled “An Overview of Several Crucial High Frequency PCB Challenges”, Coonrod’s presentation will highlight what designers need to know to improve high frequency performance of your design.
For more information or to register, click here.
Andy Shaughnessy, PCBDesign007
Polar Instruments has pretty been busy lately. In the last year, Managing Director Martyn Gaudion has written two books for I-Connect007, and the company has been working to upgrade its tools, especially library functionality. I met with Martyn at PCB West. We discussed Polar’s newest tool updates, Martyn’s new side job as an author of technical books, and the continuing growth of the EDA segment, including among young people.
Judy Warner, Altium
On July 19, the Orange County Chapter of the IPC Designer’s Council hosted a lunch-and-learn meeting in Tustin to discuss the benefits of embedded passives. Approximately 40 people were in attendance, which was lighter turnout than usual, most likely because of summer vacations. But the crowd was an enthusiastic one, as usual. The first speaker was Bruce Mahler of Ohmega Technologies, followed by Jin Hyun-Hwang of Dupont.
John Coonrod, Rogers Corporation
When the terms high-speed and high-frequency are mentioned, people think they describe the same issue. But in reality, they can be two very different matters. The term high-speed generally refers to digital technology which transfers data at very high rates. But the term high-frequency is typically related to radio frequency (RF), which involves analog signals moving energy at high frequencies.