Words of Advice: Where Do You Get Involved in the Design Process?

June 24, 2019 | Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine

In a recent survey, we asked the following question: Where in the process do you typically get involved with a design project?? Here are a few of the answers, edited slightly for clarity.

The Bare (Board) Truth: Fabrication Starts With Solid Design Practices

June 20, 2019 | Mark Thompson, Prototron Circuits

It’s a fact: Great board design is the key to a great PCB. I’m even more certain of this after spending two days in a wonderful class presented by Rick Hartley titled “Control of Noise, EMI, and Signal Integrity in High-speed Circuits and PCBs.” Several times during Rick’s presentation, I wanted to slap myself in the forehead and say, “I should have had a V-8!”



The Shaughnessy Report: Everything Starts with the Designer

June 20, 2019 | Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007

We may think that the days of throwing the design “over the wall” are over. But communication is still a big problem; many designers never speak to their fabricator until they get that Friday evening phone call. But many...

Tim's Takeaways: Rules Keep You from Crossing the Line

June 20, 2019 | Tim Haag, Consultant

Driving rules are designed to keep drivers between the lines of traffic instead of crossing over those lines into dangerous situations. Similarly, design rules are also intended to keep PCB trace routing between the lines instead of...

In my previous column, Jade Bridges highlighted a few cautionary notes on the pain points associated with thermal management products, particularly the choices that you will be confronted with, such as which material or product type...

Everything Starts with Design Featuring:

Everything Starts With Design by Andy Shaughnessy
Fabrication Starts With Solid Design Practices, by Mark Thompson, CID+, Prototron Circuits
Design is a Pivotal Piece of the Puzzle, an interview with Julie Ellis, TTM Technologies
It All Comes Down to Documentation, an interview with Al Gaines, HiGain Design Services
Design for the Unknown, by Kelly Dack, CID+, EPTAC
Clear Communication Takes the Cake, by Tim Haag, consultant
Technically Appropriate Material Choices are Key to Design Success, an interview with Mike Creeden, San Diego PCB Design

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