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Letter: Let's Reestablish the U.S. PCB Design Community

Dan Smith may have been sniffing paint fumes, but that didn't stop him from writing a letter to the editor after reading a recent "Shaughnessy Report". He asks, "What will it take to reestablish the U.S. PCB design community as a significant new product contributor? More education? Smarter tools? Intelligent factories?"

The Shaughnessy Report: The State of PCB Design

Once again, it's the season for trade shows and conferences. After attending events like DesignCon and the Designers Forum at IPC APEX EXPO, I can safely say that the state of PCB design is sound, for now. The "graybearding" of the design community continues unabated, but the designers I met with at both shows are as enthusiastic as ever.

Lee Ritchey: Designing a PCB Stackup, Part 1

The challenge in designing a PCB stackup is to satisfy its many demands. Information in this article is drawn from Lee Ritchey's experience gained by designing more than 2,000 PCB stackups for products as simple as video games and as complex as the highest-performance backplanes used in supercomputers and routers

Maxed Out: Of Birthdays and Treadmills

Well, as usual, I'm bouncing off the walls with excitement. I just celebrated a birthday (I'm now middle-aged, assuming I live to be 110) and I've decided to stop being a "desk potato" and get some exercise. I invested in a super cool treadmill desk that allows you to work on your laptop while walking on the treadmill. Before you know it, I'll have 6-pack abs!

Crosshatched Planes in Impedance-Controlled Flex-Rigid PCBs

While RF purists may feel discomfort at the thought of using crosshatch as a high-frequency return, using crosshatched planes on flex and flex-rigid PCBs is a realistic method of keeping impedance-controlled traces at a manufacturable dimension and retaining the desired flexibility of the assembly.

Comparing Time Domain and Frequency Domain Techniques for Investigation on Charge Delivery and Power-Bus Noise for High-Speed Printed Circuit Boards

Signal integrity engineers and EMC engineers look at the decoupling capacitor in different ways. This award-winning paper presented at DesignCon 2007 looks at decoupling from a time-domain and frequency-domain viewpoint.

The Shaughnessy Report: Canada Gets New Design Conference

O, Canada: Is it time for Canada's PCB designers to have their own conference? IPC thinks so.

Step 1: Design for Manufacture

The advantage of parallel design architecture is that it lets multiple designers work on the same design simultaneously without needing to partition the design.
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