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ODB++: Transforming Ideas Into Products

October 9, 2019 | Max Clark, Mentor, a Siemens Business

The ODB format originated with the objective of delivering on this need. The format was originally introduced for use by PCB fabricators, eliminating the need for a collection of CAM files in multiple formats—such as Gerber, Excellon, IPC-356, or even IPC-350, which was an early attempt to simplify this process. The key to the success of ODB was that it obtained industry acceptance.

Tim's Takeaways: Realizing a Higher Standard for PCB Design

October 9, 2019 | Tim Haag, Consultant

To the untrained eye, one circuit board may look pretty much like any other, but as we know, there are major differences between them. Not only are they different in purpose and design but also in how they are manufactured for specific industries. If you are designing medical equipment, for instance, you will have to meet many different regulatory requirements from organizations, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), World Health Organization (WHO), and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), among others.





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Connecting the Dots: Managing Global Supply Chain Uncertainty

October 3, 2019 | Bob Tise, Sunstone Circuits

We are well into the second year of tariff-centric trade policy, and one thing appears certain—uncertainty is here to stay. Though most of the media focus has been on cars and steel or consumer prices and corporate profits, the...

Fresh PCB Concepts: Why Material Selection Matters

October 2, 2019 | NCAB Team, NCAB Group

When you’re designing a PCB, it’s standard to call out FR-4 material, but you could be holding yourself back or even exposing your board to risk by not knowing more about PCB materials. Let’s take a small look into...

It's Only Common Sense: It's a Great Time to Be a Salesperson

September 23, 2019 | Dan Beaulieu, DB Management

Do away with everything you thought you knew about sales. Start working on what you need to know about sales from this list, and you will be on your way to becoming the world’s greatest salesperson. And since salespeople are now...

The PCB Design Landscape Featuring:

Traversing the Design Landscape with Hartley and Creeden, a conversation with Rick Hartley and Mike Creeden
Digi-Key on Adapting to the Changing Industry Landscape, Part 2, a conversation with Chris Beeson
Lee Ritchey on the Direction of PCB Design, a conversation with Lee Ritchey
The Landscape of the Design Community, by Andy Shaughnessy
Flex Design: Know Your Applications, a conversation with Kelly Dack
The State of Flex Design, by Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007

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