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Creating library content can be simple with the right tools. CAD vendors can only supply so much content. At some point, you have to create a symbol or footprint. Don’t use the manual processes provided. This one-hour webinar will show you how to use automation tools included with PADS to create the parts you need quickly and simply.
Finding those parts to place on a design can be tedious. You’ll learn how to simplify this process using parametric searching.
The webinar will take place on November 9, 2017, at 9:30 am Pacific. The presenter is Brent Klingforth,
Attendees will learn:
- Tool automation to help make custom symbols
- Wizard based footprint creation using IPC compliant rules
- Manage component property information the easy way
- Library content and data available for free
To register, or for more information, click here.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
We continue with the rest of Pete Starkey’s report on Day 1 of the EIPC Winter Conference in Lyon, France. Included in this segment are presentations by Ventec, Ericsson, TTM and others, plus photos of their evening tour of Alstom.
Paul Taubman, Nine Dot Connects
In Part 1 of this series, Paul Taubman made the bold statement that the PCB layout is just as much a mechanical effort as it is an electrical one. In Part 2, he threads the needle, explaining why he believes that a PCB truly a mechatronic design, and why mechanical engineers may be more prepared to take on the PCB layout.
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.