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

December 3, 2021 | Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007

It hardly feels like the end of 2021, but here we are, looking at a new year and IPC APEX EXPO and AltiumLive coming up in less than two months. If you don’t count days lost during the holidays, it’s more like one month before showtime. Hey, at least we have some live events to attend now. This week, we have some association and trade show news, as well as articles on data management and the diminished role of U.S. chip makers in the global electronics supply chain. We’re almost behind the eight-ball here, folks, and we can’t build chip factories overnight. Let’s get a move on!

The Shaughnessy Report: Data Management—It’s A Lot Like Herding Cats

December 2, 2021 | Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007

“It’s all about managing your data.” That’s a refrain that we’ve been hearing from designers over the past few years—in surveys and conversations with designers and design engineers. When we started planning this issue, our most recent reader surveys pointed to data management as a perpetual problem for PCB designers. It’s no wonder: schematics, footprints, BOMs, netlists, fab notes, assembly notes—millions of petabits of data are used to design and engineer PCBs, and readers cite mismanaged data as a constant source of heartburn.



Tim's Takeaways: Say ‘No’ to File Hoarding: Data Management Tips

November 24, 2021 | Tim Haag, First Page Sage

There are a lot of different types of “collections” in life that need managing, and like my proliferating pile of tax paper publications, they all need their own eloquent solutions to keep from getting out of control. Take...

All Systems Go! Simulating Wirebonded CoB on Rigid-Flex

November 18, 2021 | Team Cadence, Cadence

There are many good reasons to use a chip on board (CoB) implementation. When this is combined with wirebonding and the use of rigid-flex PCB, challenges mount. An application that demands all three—CoB, wirebonding, and...

In the more than half-century since the rise of electronic devices, nearly every human being on the planet has, at some point in their life, come into contact with one. As this contact became an inevitability in most parts of the...

Herding Cats Featuring:

  • Data Management: It’s A Lot Like Herding Cats, by Andy Shaughnessy 
  • A PCB Design Data Management Overview, a conversation with John Watson, Dugan Karnazes, and Patryk Akhurst 
  • Manage Your Data and Document Everything, by Tamara Jovanovic 
  • Say 'No' to File Hoarding: Data Management Tips, by Tim Haag 
  • Solid Data Management Key to Accurate Quotes, by David Gronner  
  • IP Reuse Enables a Digital Transformation, by David Wiens 
  • Cost of Compliance and How Data Transfer Standards Can Help, by Patrick Crawford
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