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March 14, 2019 

EMA: Cadence Moves Simulation Further Up in the Design Cycle

Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine

Cadence Design Systems recently integrated more of its Sigrity capabilities into the front end of its PCB design tools. During DesignCon, Chris Banton of EMA Design Automation spoke with me about how this drive for “model-less analysis” benefits the PCB designer who can now access signal and power integrity, DFM, and electrical rule checking functionality early in the design process and have fewer issues later.

Andy Shaughnessy: Chris, I understand you are here with a new release. Tell us about it.

Chris Banton: Hi, Andy. Thanks for talking with me... More >

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What Drives Your Optimism?

In our previous I-Connect007 survey, we asked the following question: "What drives your optimism?" Here are just a few of the replies, slightly edited for clarity:

Chaim Lubin, Lincoln International: "Trends in overall electronics growth and digital demand; component shortages highlighting significant current demand; and performance of companies across the electronics industry."

Jim Anderson, ESAM: "The move to on-shoring again; tax law changes; and the move to reduce regulatory strangleholds.”

Stephen Zucker, DataED: "New machineries, bookings, and expansions."

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The Bare (Board) Truth: Eliminate Confusion

Mark Thompson, Prototron Circuits

This column will address eliminating confusion that creates remakes both from the end-user/designer and the fabrication house. Let’s say you’ve asked for a material type on your drawing that is not either readily available or used by your fabricator. Here, you should expect the fabrication house to respond quickly and have all the deviations at once for you to review. This includes any impedance width changes, material types, or copper weights to produce the part. Any deviations regarding drawing notes such as wrap plate requirements that cannot be incorporated due to insufficient space or the extra etch compensation to meet the wrap plate requirement should also be addressed.

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The Shaughnessy Report: The Future on Display at DesignCon
Andy Shaughnessy
Flex Talk: Don’t Build Flex That Doesn’t Flex
Tara Dunn
This Month's Jobs
Multiple Positions Available

The Indium Corporation believes that materials science changes the world.  As leaders in the electronics assembly industry we are seeking thought leaders that are well-qualified to join our dynamic global team...

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Service Engineer Reflow Soldering Systems (m/f)

To strengthen our service team at Rehm Thermal Systems llc. in Roswell, Georgia, we are seeking candidates to fill the position of Service Engineer – Reflow Soldering Systems...

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The Printed Circuit Designer’s Guide to… Thermal Management with Insulated Metal Substrates
Considering thermal issues in the earliest stages of the design process is critical. Written by Ventec International Group, this book provides a comprehensive tour through the world of thermal management. Readers will learn how to dissipate heat from electronic devices, select and specify materials for specific applications, and achieve more reliable and cost-effective designs by using insulated metal substrates. Download now!
Current Design007 Magazine Table of Contents

Everything's a Substrate

In a world where everything's a substrate... technological advances have made it possible to print circuits on all sorts of traditional and non-traditional surfaces, and even materials not even considered substrates. What does a PCB designer need to know in order to design circuits on these alternative materials? We asked our expert contributors...


Not All PCB Substrates Are Created Equal, by Barry Olney, iCD
Dan Gamota Discusses Flex and Alternative Substrates, a conversation with Dan Gamota, Jabil
Microwave PCB Bonding Methods: What Designers Need to Know, by Anaya Vardya and John Bushie, American Standard Circuits
Higher Frequencies Forge Path for Flexible Circuit Materials, by John Coonrod, Rogers Corporation

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