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Why should PCB designers consider testability in their designs? Because the existing approach to DFT is too reactive.
Testability considerations occur too late in the design cycle, resulting in defects that slip by undetected or require an expensive functional test to catch. This reactive approach leads to reduced quality, scrapped boards, and increased costs—which means that product targets are missed, business plans are not met, and bonuses are not paid.
To help designers take a more proactive approach to testability, Mentor, A Siemens Business, has announced an on-demand webinar that provides specific steps they can take to build proactive testability strategies.
For more information, click here.
01/11/2019 | Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
Rainer Beerhalter is a physicist, and according to his design bureau’s website, “founder, owner, and mastermind” of B GMBH. Rainer attended the first AltiumLive in Munich in 2017, and he’s returning to this year’s event in Munich January 15–17. I asked him to tell us about the class he’ll be teaching in Munich, and why he decided to come back for the sophomore AltiumLive show.
12/27/2018 | Barry Matties and Happy Holden
Dock Brown of DfR Solutions gave a keynote speech at SMTAI, “Requirements for Both Cleaning and Coating to Building Medical Hardware.” Barry Matties and Happy Holden sat down with Dock to discuss the current trends he sees in failure analysis, the concept of “rules versus tools,” and how predictive engineering software used early in the design cycle can help predict failures in components and microvias and drive cost down.
05/22/2017 | Judy Warner, Altium
A few months before Judy Warner joined Altium, while she was still with I-Connect007, she sat down with Lawrence Romine to discuss the company’s drive to satisfy the individual PCB designer, and not necessarily the OEMs who employ them. Romine also explains what sets designers and engineers apart from the average person, and why some Altium users have a different primary EDA tool, but use Altium when they need a design done fast.