Bill Brooks on Teaching PCB Design at Palomar College

August 20, 2019 | Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine

Bill Brooks of Nordson ASYMTEK is a long-time PCB designer and one of the first people to teach PCB design courses in a college setting. He recently spoke with the I-Connect007 editorial team about his history in design and his time as a PCB design instructor, the curriculum he developed and taught, and various techniques that might be enacted today to better educate the designers of tomorrow.

Interconnect Reliability Correlation With System Design and Transportation Stress

August 19, 2019 | Dr. Paul Wang, Vincent Weng, and Dr. Kim Sang Chim, Mitac International Inc.

Interconnect reliability is very critical to ensure product performance at predefined shipping conditions and user environments. Plating thickness of the compliant pin and the damping mechanism of electronic system design are key success factors for this purpose. This paper discusses design variables—such as pin hard gold plating thickness, motherboard locking mechanism, and damping structure design—to ensure interconnect reliability.



Fresh PCB Concepts: Qualities of Medically Applied PCBs

August 20, 2019 | NCAB Team, NCAB Group

In this inaugural column from NCAB Group, Alifiya Arastu discusses details of PCBs used in medical applications, highlighting some of the differences in terms of demands and how the design must be...

Connect the Dots: Five Best Practices to Ensure Manufacturability

August 1, 2019 | Bob Tise, Sunstone Circuits

When you send your design for manufacturing, your partner does not know what type of device the board will be part of nor the conditions in which it will have to perform. It’s common for harsh environments or exposure to mess up...

Education and Training Featuring:

CA Design’s Bob Chandler on Training PCB Designers, a conversation with Bob Chandler
Pulsonix is Bullish on Next-gen Designers, a conversation with Bob Williams
Teaching Young Girls About STEM Careers, a conversation with Brooke Campbell
Industry Experts Talk Flex Design, a conversation with Mike Creeden, Chris Hunrath, and Steven Bowles
Flexible Circuits Go to College, by Joe Fjelstad, Verdant Electronics
SMTA Pilot Program for Emerging Engineers, by Tara Dunn, Omni PCB

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