I-Connect007 Editor’s Choice: Five Must-Reads for the Week

June 18, 2021 | Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine

It’s summertime here in Atlanta. The masks are gone, and my Hawaiian shirts are back in rotation! It feels like we’re getting back to normal. Speaking of normal, it looks like DesignCon, PCB West, SMTA International, and IPC APEX EXPO are good to go; they’re set to be live, in-person events, just like in the “olden days” of early 2020.

Maxed Out: Cadence Acquires NUMECA and Pointwise: The Future of CFD is Now

June 17, 2021 | Clive "Max" Maxfield, Clive Maxfield High-Tech Consulting

Did you perhaps raise a quizzical eyebrow when Cadence acquired NUMECA International in February 2021, noting that one of NUMECA’s claims to fame is its computational fluid dynamics (CFD) package that is used to design things like boats? For example, the hull and hydrofoils of the boat that won the America’s Cup in March 2021 were designed, simulated, and refined using NUMECA’s FINE/Marine CFD tool.



Technology is advancing quickly, however, due to technology demands, it is likely that some of the processes for PCB fabrication that have been previously considered exotic, may soon be considered commonplace. Columnist John Coonrod...

Designers Notebook: Embedding Resistor Elements—Part 2

June 15, 2021 | Vern Solberg, Consulting

As an alternative to the thick-film resistor process detailed in Part 1, a significant number of PCB fabricators are offering embedded thin-film resistor capability. Read Part 2...

The Digital Layout: PCB Engineering on the Move

June 15, 2021 | Kelly Dack, Printed Circuit Engineering Association

In this month’s column, Kelly Dack examines the PCB engineering job outlook and evaluate the career moves we are making, while PCEA Chairman Steph Chavez lists some important attributes in our personal development that will keep...

Design007 Magazine — Space and Trace, the Final Frontier Featuring:

  • Star Trek, the Original Series: An Homage from a Fan, by Happy Holden
  • My Life in PCB Design, by Cherie Litson
  • Hewlett-Packard’s Adoption—and Controversy—of Plated Through-Holes, by Clyde F. Coombs
  • The Trouble with Tribbles, by Dana Korf
  • There is No Final Frontier for PCB Design, by Matt Stevenson
  • It’s FR-4, Jim, But Not as We Know It! by Alun Morgan
  • Star Trek: Laying a Path for Technology of Tomorrow, Today, by Alex Belelovsky
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