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Mentor, a Siemens business will be kicking off the New Year at DesignCon 2018 in Santa Clara on January 30 – February 1, 2018 with booth demonstrations and technical sessions.
Special presentations include:
- A Causal Conductor Roughness Model and Its Effect on Transmission Line Characteristics
- Non-conventional Approaches for Maximizing Current Capacity of a PDN
- Efficient Sensitivity-aware Assessment of High-speed Links Using PCE and Implications for COM
- Equalization Requirements for DDR5
- JCOM is Setting New Goals: Accuracy, Custom Device Models, IP Protection, Advance Optimization Methods
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Andy Shaughnessy, Design007
Last year, Altium launched its AltiumLive event with shows in San Diego and Munich, Germany. This year, the event has expanded to include an extra day of classes. Altium is gearing up for the San Diego event in early October and the German show in January 2019. I recent spoke with Judy Warner, director of community engagement for Altium, about what designers should expect at both shows, and how the company can build on the success of the 2017 events going into the future.
Bill Acito, Cadence Design Systems
The challenges faced by the PCB designers of today are significant. If we examine the breadth of designs, we find ever-increasing data rates and more high-speed signal routing that drive additional challenges meeting signal-quality requirements, including reflection signal loss and crosstalk issues. At the same time, designers are being asked to complete designs in shorter cycle times and in smaller form factors. They must come up with new and more complex routing strategies to better control impedance and crosstalk. Manual implementation is often time-consuming and prone to layout errors.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
Millennials are the future of our industry. What does this mean for the PCB design community? How do we attract more of these smart young people to the world of PCB design? I asked Paul Musto, director of marketing for Mentor’s Board Systems Division, to explain the company’s initiatives aimed at drawing more young people into PCB design