Siemens Webinar June 14: Stackup Planning and Signal Integrity

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Your stackup is the foundation upon which your entire PCB design is built, but often little thought is placed upon its design. When a fabricator designs and produces a stackup, they focus on the materials they have available and their process experience in order to give you the impedance values you require. However, they often don’t concern themselves with your overall signal integrity. 

Siemens will discuss this, and much more, at a live webinar and Q&A on June 14, 2022. In this 30-minute webinar, we will explore how stackup design fits into the current workflow, and how the stakeholders involvedelectrical engineers, materials engineers, PCB designers, SI engineers, and NPI engineersuse and interact with that design. 

Attendees will learn how to: 

  • Identify external factors that cause loss within a stackup design
  • Build a robust stackup quickly
  • Select and compare dielectric materials from multiple vendors

Presenter Don Kost will discuss best practices for stackup design and show how these have been streamlined and incorporated into Z-planner Enterprise. 

To register for this Siemens webinar, or for more information, click here.


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