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Tim's Takeaways: Stepping into the Great Unknown

August 16, 2017 | Tim Haag, Consultant

Many years ago, I was given the opportunity to switch my career path from senior circuit board designer to CAD systems administrator. I wasn’t certain that I wanted to give up the comfort of being a designer; after all, I had been one for a long time. But I knew that this transition would help my overall knowledge base of everything CAD-related, as well as better position me in my quest for a management position. So, I pulled the trigger and accepted the new job even though the idea of stepping into the great unknown like that was very intimidating.

Stephen V. Chavez Talks Mil/Aero PCB Design

August 14, 2017 | Andy Shaughnessy, PCBDesign007

Stephen V. Chavez, CID+, is the lead PCB designer for the Electronic Systems Center division of UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS), a military contractor that builds all manner of cutting-edge tools for the American warfigher. He’s been designing military and aerospace PCBs for decades, and he’s a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. I caught up with Steph and asked for his thoughts on designing PCBs for the military and aerospace markets.



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Tim's Takeaways: Stepping into the Great Unknown

August 16, 2017 | Tim Haag, Consultant

Many years ago, I was given the opportunity to switch my career path from senior circuit board designer to CAD systems administrator. I wasn’t certain that I wanted to give up the comfort of being a designer; after all, I had...

Beyond Design: FPGA PCB Design Challenges

July 26, 2017 | Barry Olney, In-Circuit Design Pty. Ltd.

The primary issue is generating optimal FPGA pin assignments that do not add vias and signal layers to a PCB stackup or increase the time required to integrate the FPGA with the PCB. Engineers generally do not consider FPGA pin...

EPTE Newsletter: M-Tech 2017

July 26, 2017 | Dominique Numakura, DKN Research

Tokyo Big Sight hosted the Mechanical Component & Materials Technology Expo (M-Tech) on June 21. The three-day show included the 21st Design Engineering & Manufacturing Solutions Expo (DMS), the 25th 3D Virtual Reality Expo...

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