Geeking Out at Geek-A-Palooza MSP 2018

May 22, 2018 | Kiersten Rohde, I-Connect007

Kiersten Rohde, I-Connect007 editor, covers Geek-A-Palooza MSP 2018. Geek-A-Palooza "is a different kind of gathering that combines networking with a fun, relaxing atmosphere." This event provided an opportunity for local electronics geeks from every industry segment to gather for a professional social event that included great music, food, drinks, games, raffle prizes, and booths.

EDADOC is one of the biggest providers of PCB design and manufacturing services in China, with a long history in automotive electronics design and manufacturing. China Editor Edy Yu recently conducted an email interview with EDADOC R&D Technical Research Manager William Zhou and Brand Planning Specialist Wen Ling, who collaborated on their answers. We discussed the challenges related to designing and fabricating automotive PCBs, the opportunities in this segment, and the trends they see in the market for autonomous and electric vehicles.


Lightning Speed Laminates: Not all PTFE Laminates are the Same

May 11, 2018 | John Coonrod, Rogers Corporation

The first attempt to make PTFE friendlier to the PCB fabrication process was to have it reinforced with layers of woven-glass fabric. Over time, there have been other improvements. For instance, adding ceramic filler was a really good...

The Bare (Board) Truth: Refining Output Data Packages for Fabricators

May 2, 2018 | Mark Thompson, Prototron Circuits

One of the biggest issues PCB fabricators face is the completeness (or incompleteness) of the data output package we receive from customers on a new PCB. In this column, I am going to present what is needed, from a fabricator’s...

If I had the opportunity to design some boards that went into medical detection equipment like my new blood pressure cuff, I would be extremely motivated to do that. Maybe what we should be focusing on is not just playing with the new...

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