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September 21, 2023 

Connect the Dots: Best Practices for Prototyping

Matt Stevenson

PCB prototyping is a critical juncture during an electronic device’s journey from concept to reality. Regardless of a project’s complexity, the process of transforming a design into a working board is often enlightening in terms of how a design can be improved before a PCB is ready for full production...
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PCB West Review: EDA Tool Companies Finally Embrace AI

Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007

The weather couldn’t have been better for PCB West, and PCB designers and manufacturers packed the show floor for much of the exhibition on Wednesday, Sept. 20 in Santa Clara, California. The show floor was sold out, and it was great seeing old friends and meeting new ones.

If there was one unifying topic for this show, it would have to be the advent of artificial intelligence in EDA tools. Some PCB designers are apprehensive about AI, fearing that it will take away their jobs...
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Sharpen Your PCB Designer Skills in 2023
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Rigid-flex Stackup: It’s a 3D World

Andy Shaughnessy, Design007

Z-zero founder Bill Hargin has been studying stackup design techniques for years. He developed the company’s PCB stackup planning software, and he wrote The Printed Circuit Designer’s Guide to… Stackups: The Design within the Design...
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Current Design007 Magazine Table of Contents

Rigid-flex: Designing in 3D

Not long ago, rigid-flex was considered a niche market. Now, analysts predict that the rigid-flex market will top $5 billion by 2026, lead in part by the adoption of IoT and the need to connect a variety of smart devices. Rigid-flex circuits are everywhere: servers, cameras and pacemakers all use rigid-flex, just to name a few...
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  • An Overview of Rigid-flex Design, with Kris Moyer
  • Rigid-flex Stackup: It’s a 3D World, by Bill Hargin
  • Design for Manufacturing Principles for Flexible Circuits, by Vern Solberg
  • Unlocking the Key to Rigid-flex Design Success, by Joe Fjelstad
  • Rigid-flex Design Guidelines, by Cherie Litson
  • Selecting a Rigid-flex Fabricator, by Mike Morando
  • Human Ingenuity and the Rigid-flex PCB, by Tim Haag

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