I-Connect007 Editor’s Choice: Five Must-Reads for the Week

September 24, 2021 | Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine

Every fall, the action in the world of PCB design and manufacturing begins to pick up again. No more out-of-office email replies; summer vacation is over, and it’s time to get back at it. This week’s Top Five is a veritable pastiche of columns, articles, and news from the electronics industry.

Circuit board design used to be a more complicated and lengthy process than it is now with the need to build scores of test circuits, develop multiple prototypes, and toiling with manual design operations. The one good thing about all of this time was that it gave ample opportunity for everyone to be involved.



All Systems Go! Comprehensive Thermal Analysis of a System Design

September 23, 2021 | Team Cadence, Cadence

In recent years, driven by the demand for smarter electronics, device designers have witnessed enormous scaling of large and hyperscale integrated circuits (ICs) and embraced development directions toward high density and reliability....

Elementary, Mr. Watson: The Danger of Rogue Libraries

September 16, 2021 | John Watson, Altium

For PCB designers, the most common part of the library is the collection of components used in the PCB design process. But, I have seen some libraries have other information, including a resource area, a group of documents, standards,...

Fein-Lines: PCEA Presentation—Latest PCB Fab Processes

September 16, 2021 | Dan Feinberg, FeinLine Associates, Inc.

As someone who started his career as a PCB fab process engineer in the early '60s I find it interesting that many of the processes for PCB interconnects are still in use today. Yes, we had eyelets then, but, hey, we did start using...

Collaboration by Design Featuring:

  • Collaboration by Design, by Andy Shaughnessy 
  • Collaboration: The Key to Streamlining Your Design Process, a conversation with Patrick Davis 
  • PCB Design: It’s a Team Sport, by John Watson 
  • The Power of Designer and Manufacturer Collaboration, by Ian Huibregtse 
  • Collaboration by Design: The Role of EDA Tools, by Rich Tighe 
  • The Collaborative PCB Design Process—A Necessity for Efficient Manufacturing, by Tim Haag 
  • Collaboration to Shorten the Learning Curve, by Tara Dunn
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