Happy Holden and Charles Pfeil Discuss the Past and Future of PCB Design, Part 2

November 14, 2017 | Barry Matties, Publisher, I-Connect007

In Part 2 of this feature interview, I continue my conversation with industry icons Happy Holden and Charles Pfeil at the recent AltiumLive 2017 event in San Diego. In this half of the interview, we discuss the potential for artificial intelligence in EDA software tools, the graying of the designer pool, and what can be done to draw more young people to PCB design.

AltiumLive Summit—Munich, Germany, Part 2

November 13, 2017 | Pete Starkey, I-Connect007

Pete Starkey continues with his review of the AltiumLive PCB Design Summit held recently in Munich, Germany. The second day commenced with a new product launch. “Working together is hard” it read on the screen. Statistics indicated that 33% of new products were late getting to market, of which 28% were late due to insufficient collaboration, and up to 50% of potential revenue could be lost through being late to market. Then the screen read “NEXUS makes it easy!”


Practical Modeling of High-Speed Backplane Channels

November 14, 2017 | Bert Simonovich, Lamsim Enterprises Inc.

As Dave Dunham of Molex Corp. likes to say, "When designing high-speed serial links beyond 10 GB/s, everything matters." And part of that everything is accurate modeling of transmission line losses. Many EDA tools include...

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