Reading time ( words)
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
For more information, click here.
When I spoke with APCT President Steve Robinson a year ago, he said he was interested in adding flex and rigid-flex capabilities, and working closely with designers and engineers. With the recent acquisition of Cartel and their subsidiary Cirtech, APCT now has a flex and rigidflex facility, along with military and aerospace certifications. At DesignCon 2018, I asked Steve to discuss these acquisitions and what they mean for APCT and their customers.
Real Time with...IPC
During IPC APEX EXPO 2018, the IPC-2581 Consortium held a demo of this open-source data transfer standard, attracting numerous designers, fabricators and assembly providers. Jim Pierce of Axiom Electronics and Bob Miklosey of Aegis Software sat down to discuss the demo and their involvement with the consortium. Axiom now charges more for designs submitted in the Gerber format.
Hemant Shah and Ed Acheson, Cadence Design Systems
The IPC-2581 format was created in the early 2000s with the merger of two competing formats: ODB++ and GENCAM. The new format, the brainchild of the late Dieter Bergman, languished with no adoption until 2011, when a small group of companies created the IPC-2581 Consortium with the goal of getting this open, neutral and intelligent format adopted. The consortium has been growing steadily in recent years. Its membership now includes more than 100 associate members in addition to its more than 90 corporate members.