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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.
05/22/2017 | 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.
12/12/2016 | Barry Matties, I-Connect007
Sunstone Circuits, the Oregon-based online vendor of quickturn circuit boards, has recently made a shift in capabilities that will enable a move into the RF and microwave space. At PCB West, Publisher Barry Matties caught up with Sunstone’s David Warren, and they discussed details of this change and how they plan to approach such a competitive marketplace.
08/13/2015 | Andy Shaughnessy, PCBDesign007
Many PCB designers would rather do just about anything than pore over a P&L spreadsheet. But Nick Barbin isn’t a typical designer. He co-founded the design bureau Optimum Design Associates over two decades ago, and the company later expanded into contract manufacturing and Lean processes. In this interview, Nick discussed how he wound up leading an EMS company on the Inc. 5000 list.