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February 2, 2023 

DesignCon 2023 Opens With Strong Attendance

Andy Shaughnessy, Design007

As George Costanza would say, “DesignCon is back, baby!” The show opened Wednesday morning, and it really felt like old times again. The aisles of the Santa Clara Convention Center were busy, and the classrooms for the technical conference were nearly full. And I spoke—or tried to speak—with quite a few engineers who spoke almost no English. That’s a good sign; in recent years, there were very few attendees from outside the U.S. because of Covid restrictions. The Pacific Rim is well represented this year.

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Beyond Design: The Eye Diagram

Barry Olney, In-Circuit Design Pty. Ltd.

An eye diagram is a useful tool for the analysis of signals used in digital transmission. It provides a quick scan of system performance and can offer insight into the nature of channel imperfections. An eye diagram is simply a graphical display of a serial data signal with respect to time that shows a pattern that resembles an eye. Careful scrutiny of this visual display can give one a first-order approximation of signal-to-noise, clock timing jitter, reflections and skew. In this month’s column, I will take an eyeball look at the eye diagram.

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Sharpen Your PCB Designer Skills in 2023
The All New 2023 Class Schedule is Here for the Most in Demand IPC/PCB Designer Certification online or in person! Now you have the opportunity to access and obtain the industry’s leading PCB certifications from the safety and comfort of your home or office. Choose from a number of convenient dates or schedule a dedicated online class for your firm. Powered by the Folks at EPTAC. Learn more now.

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DFM 101: Final Finishes—Electrolytic Nickel/Gold

Anaya Vardya, American Standard Circuits

One of the biggest challenges facing PCB designers is not understanding the cost drivers in the PCB manufacturing process. This article is the latest in a series that will discuss these cost drivers (from the PCB manufacturer’s perspective) and the design decisions that will impact product reliability.

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This Month's Jobs
Sales Engineer SMT North Mexico

Sales Engineer SMT North Mexico

Rehm Thermal Systems, a leading German manufacturer of reflow soldering systems with convection or condensation and drying and coating systems, has produced energy-efficient manufacturing equipment for the electronics and photovoltaics industry since 1990...

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IPC Instructor – Longmont, CO

This position is responsible for delivering effective electronics manufacturing training, including IPC certification, to adult students from the electronics manufacturing industry...

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Current Design007 Magazine Table of Contents

The Advanced Future

The year 2022 might be remembered as the Year of Advanced Packaging. The Department of Defense got the ball rolling last summer with the CHIPS Act, and the IPC Advanced Packaging Symposium helped outline the hurdles we’re facing with complex packaging...

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  • Advanced Packaging Means Advanced Routing Issues, by Kris Moyer
  • A Challenge Facing Aerospace Designers in 2023, by Lee Ritchey
  • Threading the Needle Through Advanced Packaging, by Tim Haag
  • Advanced Packaging Not a Passing Fad, by John Watson
  • Scaling Beyond Silicon, by Ashutosh Mauskar
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