Beyond Design: Fast and Accurate Transmission Line Modeling

May 22, 2019 | Barry Olney, In-Circuit Design Pty. Ltd.

The ability to simulate complex PCB design has become a critical factor in the success of a project. Today’s high-speed processors and SERDES interfaces coupled with sometimes unrealistic time-to-market requirements are pushing design teams toward more nimble development processes. However, there is no point in completing a design on time if it does not work!

The Digital Layout: San Diego Chapter Updates and More

May 20, 2019 | Stephen (Steph) Chavez, IPC Designers Council

This month’s column is packed with recent activities, including a spotlight on the San Diego Chapter and an interview with Luke Hausherr, the new chapter president. You’ll also find an update from the IPC Designers Council Executive Board as collaboration with the new IPC Education Foundation continues to evolve and recommended reading featuring an interview with a young designer.



Design Rules: For Your Own Good

May 23, 2019 | Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007

Like most rules, design rules came about for your own good. And no single designer could possibly remember all of the constraints required to design one of today’s PCBs. But with a set of well-defined design rules, a designer...

There are a number of different factors that influence the protection afforded by potting compounds. The act of encapsulating a component or PCB means that it is surrounded by a layer of resin, which completely seals a component or an...

Flexible Thinking: How to Get From Here to There

April 26, 2019 | Joe Fjelstad, Verdant Electronics

To begin any process, you must first know where you are going. This is true for any project or life pursuit, I believe, and I often try to bring it to mind as I start any new project. With respect to developing products that might...

Design Rules Featuring:

Design Rules Recipe: Solvability, Manufacturability, and Performance, a conversation with Mike Creeden, Freedom CAD Services
Design Rules, Simulations, and Analyses, an excerpt from The Printed Circuit Designer’s Guide to… Executing Complex PCBs
High-speed PCB Design Constraints by Barry Olney
Altium’s Craig Arcuri on Design Rules: Past, Present, and Future, a conversation with Craig Arcuri
Mentor’s EDA Perspective on Managing Design Rules, a conversation with Dave Wiens and Mike Santarini
Rules Keep You from Crossing the Line by Tim Haag
Board Negotiations: Design Rules and Tolerances by Mark Thompson

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