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This January 20 webinar will introduce the new capability in FloTHERM v11.1 to automatically calibrate FloTHERM models to match T3Ster measurements. T3Ster measurements capture the full transient thermal characteristics of a device, and converts this into industry standard Structure Function curves.
When a FloTHERM model of a device can produce the same Structure Function measured by T3Ster, the user can ensured that the FloTHERM model accurately includes all package time constants and will respond correctly in any steady state or transient application. The webinar will describe why the calibration process is important to thermal design, and the steps required in FloTHERM v11.1 to produce a calibrated model.
The webinar will take place January 20 at 10 am Pacific, and 11 am London time. For more information, click here.
Nolan Johnson, PCB007
Nolan Johnson recently interviewed Gordon Kruberg, CEO of Gumstix, which was acquired by Altium recently. While Gumstix designs and sells computer hardware products, Altium bought Gumstix for the Geppetto design software. Gordon discusses how the concepts of Geppetto are likely to influence future design methods in the Altium environment.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
Medical electronics is an exciting field to be working in right now with new ideas coming online almost daily. We last interviewed medical PCB designer Kenneth MacCallum in 2015. Recently, I asked him to give us an update on trends he sees in medical electronics, and some of the challenges in adapting the latest technology to this segment of the industry.
You may remember the movie "What About Bob?" If you do, you may recall the scene in which Bob (Bill Murray) confronts his psychiatrist (Richard Dreyfuss) and emotes, “I need! I need! I need! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!” As I thought recently about some of the drivers that IPC and others have incorporated into their technical roadmaps, I feel a bit like that befuddled psychiatrist.