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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.
05/16/2018 | Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
During DesignCon 2018, I met with Anaya Vardya and John Bushie of American Standard Circuits. Anaya and John recently co-wrote an eBook, published by I-Connect007, titled "The Printed Circuit Designer’s Guide to Fundamentals of RF/Microwave PCBs." We discussed their goals and the scope of this handy microbook, which features plenty of information that even high-speed digital designers can benefit from.
04/04/2018 | Barry Matties, Publisher, I-Connect007
As a field application engineer for TTM, Julie Ellis sees the problems that can occur between circuit board designers and manufacturers. Barry Matties spoke with Julie at the AltiumLive event in Munich about the age-old problem of throwing designs “over the wall,” the trend towards HDI, and what advice she would give new designers.
03/28/2018 | Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
Like many young entrepreneurs, Natasha Baker knew she wanted to run her own company years before she finally pulled the trigger. But she waited until the time was right, developed a business plan, and stuck to it. Now, five years after SnapEDA was launched, the company continues to expand its library parts and symbol creation services, with the help of some of today’s most cutting-edge technology. I recently caught up with Natasha, and we discussed how her team utilizes technology that has helped SnapEDA to become a major player in this space.