Ken Wyatt: Think of Circuit Traces as Wave Guides

October 20, 2021 | I-Connect007 Editorial Team

We spoke with Ken Wyatt of Wyatt Technical Services during DesignCon 2021. In this interview, Ken discusses his DesignCon tutorial and how proper stackup planning can help in the fight against radiated emissions. He also points out that many PCB designers lack a true understanding of EMC and radiated emissions in general, and why some knowledge of physics is so important to today’s PCB designers.

The Digital Layout: Electronics Data Format Collaboration—Help Wanted

October 19, 2021 | Kelly Dack, Printed Circuit Engineering Association

In this month’s column, I share some critical staffing requirements which need to be filled within the PCEA. As always, we’ll hear from our Chairman, Steph Chavez, as he expresses his excitement regarding the PCEA’s involvement in recent electronics industry trade shows. Then I’m happy to close out by providing our readers with a list of upcoming events.



When I considered the title for this month’s article, I seriously considered calling it "From the Frying Pan Into the Fire" because I’m sure you’ve noticed recently that the component shortage problem has...

The Digital Layout: Interaction—The Cure for Industry Contraction

October 4, 2021 | Kelly Dack, Printed Circuit Engineering Association

In this month’s column, I share reports from our PCEA leadership on a flurry of activity over the past month. Next, I highlight some inspiring words which our Chairman Steph Chavez recently delivered to our executive staff....

Fresh PCB Concepts: HDI PCBs for New Kids in the Industry

September 30, 2021 | Team NCAB , NCAB Group

I have been working with NCAB Group for three years now. When I began I had no experience with PCBs and since have learned so much working with our customers’ PCB designs. I would like to share the basic fundamentals and design...

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