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December 5, 2019 

Traversing the Design Landscape With Hartley and Creeden

I-Connect007 Editorial Team

Design instructors Rick Hartley and Mike Creeden recently spoke with the I-Connect007 Editorial Team about the current landscape of the PCB design segment. This wide-ranging conversation also focused on the next generation of designers, some promising new laminates, and the need for more communication and collaboration between designers and fabricators.

Andy Shaughnessy: Where do you see things right now as far as technology, software, and design?

Rick Hartley: The first thought that comes to mind is that things continue to reach higher speeds... More >

 
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Words of Advice: Making Life Easier for Fabrication and Assembly

In a recent survey, we asked the following question: What steps do you take to make the job easier for your fabrication and assembly providers? Here are a few of the answers, edited slightly for clarity.

  1. Try not to overly constrain the CM and board shop.
  2. Tracks and gaps should be no smaller than they need to be.
  3. Communicate.
  4. A 1:1 paste mask file.
  5. Implement test constraints from test engineers to enable test fulfillment.
 
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Time to Market: The Complete Solution—Fabrication and Assembly in Five Days

Imran Valiani, RUSH PCB Inc.

The future is here. More and more companies are turning to the complete synergistic solution, seeking companies who can provide PCB fabrication and assembly in just a few days, some in as little as five days. Imran Valiani shares five items to consider when choosing a total concept supplier.

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The Government Circuit: Europe Eyeing Changes in RoHS Environmental Regulations
Chris Mitchell
 
 
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The Voices of the Industry

This month, we handed the microphone to a variety of designers and design engineers and asked them to share their thoughts about their jobs, technology, and the trends that they’re seeing in the industry—the good, the bad, and the challenging. Read on for some eye-opening interviews...

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