Most of our readers are familiar with our Real Time With... video program. For over a decade, our production teams have been a staple at trade shows and conferences around the world, from San Diego to Shanghai, doing on-camera interviews with the industry’s top technologists, managers, and executives.
Now, we've decided to shake things up a bit. Real Time With…I-Connect007 has turned the cameras around to focus on recent issues of our magazines. In this first installment of this new series, we invited four of our recent contributors—Dana Korf, Jen Kolar and Mark Thompson of Monsoon Solutions, and Kelly Dack—to review the June and August issues of Design007 Magazine, which covered app notes and fab notes, respectively.
In this wide-ranging roundtable, we discuss some of the ongoing challenges related to design data and why communication can preclude many of these problems.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
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Alistair Little, Electrolube
Over the last few columns, I’ve given readers pointers on virtually every aspect of potting and encapsulation resins, ranging from their formulations and special properties to their applications, benefits and limitations. It’s probably high time, therefore, to take a step back from the do's and don’ts and focus instead on how these resins are bringing very real benefits to practical electronic and electrical engineering applications. A good starting point is to look at the special requirements of an industry that is enjoying explosive growth: LED lighting.
Mark Thompson, CID, Prototron Circuits
At last, PCB designers are finally realizing the power they wield: They have the power to design profit into the board, or, conversely, increase costs and remove profit from the PCB. Mark Thompson reviews the challenges fabricators routinely face and presents typical DFP solutions affecting the bottom line.