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As much as PCB design is about creating something new, the majority of our design decisions are driven by the constraints placed upon us; be it physical, electrical, cost, time. Trying to get all the aspects of your design including digital, analog, high-speed, high frequency, and RF to work together in harmony can sometime seem impossible.
This free session from the experts at EMA will focus on methods and tools to help you effectively manage your design complexity to ensure design success.
What attendees will learn:
- Common types of design requirements and their impact on the design including high-speed, high frequency, manufacturing, etc.
- Strategies for approaching how to specify and track our design requirements as the PCB progresses
- How to identify and understand design requirements in terms of successful PCB implementation
- Overview of common complex interfaces such as DDR and how to set yourself up for successful design-in
- How to track and evaluate design requirements in real-time across your entire board
This webinar will take place at 2 PM Eastern on August 22, 2019
To register, click here.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
We’re in the middle of show season, and it certainly “shows.” Thank you very much. I’m here all week. Don’t forget to tip your wait staff. This week, we published a variety of articles, columns, and news items, and much of it centered on trade shows. Technical Editor Dan Feinberg brings us a report from CES 2023. IPC announced the winners of the Best Technical Paper awards for IPC APEX EXPO 2023. And we have an interview with Altium’s Rea Callender about the company’s educational efforts at APEX and around the globe.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
Altium keeps its eyes on the designers of the future. The company has been working with colleges and universities for years, providing free seats of Altium Designer for the next generation of PCB designers and design engineers. At IPC APEX EXPO 2023, Altium will be providing software for the finalists in the IPC Design Competition just as it did last year. They offer a variety of other educational programs as well, including Upverter classes and a design competition that aims to address environmental change. Here, Rea Callender, Altium’s VP of education, discusses its educational programs and plans for the week of the show.
Patrick Crawford, IPC
Last year, IPC held its first-ever design competition at IPC APEX EXPO in San Diego. PCB designers from around the world competed in a series of heats during the months before the show, culminating in a showdown on the show floor between the top three finalists. Rafal Przeslawski, now with AMD, took home the top prize last year. This year, the competition is back for its sophomore year. I asked Patrick Crawford, manager of design standards and related programs for IPC, to “layout” the details on the design contest, including lessons learned in 2022 and what’s new for the 2023 competition.