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May 6, 2021 

Hate PCB Respins? Five Ways to Reduce or Eliminate Respins

Pat McGoff, Siemens EDA, Sponsored Content

Redesigning a printed circuit board is a chore that no one likes. Respins of printed circuit boards cost money, delay the schedule, and just aren’t enjoyable for anyone. Yet, many companies are not taking advantage of available tools that can reduce—and in many cases eliminate—PCB respins... More >

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The Pulse: Simulating Stackup and Signal Integrity

Martyn Gaudion, Polar Instruments

Simulation and modelling are long-time friends of the engineer. I recently read The Works of Isambard Kingdom Brunel (Pugsley). The math and modelling that accompanied his civil engineering works almost 200 years ago are quite humbling—even more so given that all his calculations were made by hand, devoid of the luxury of high-speed computing that bathes the engineer of this century in an abundance of tools.

But the purpose of modelling then was the same as now—to reduce the number of prototypes, to predict safety margins for structural loads, and, in Brunel’s case as an engineer, he also had a head for marketing as his mathematical and engineering abilities allowed him to build bridges with fewer materials and shallower curves than had his peers doubting their longevity... More >


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Time to Market: Faster Than Ever

Imran Valiani, RUSH PCB Inc.

Now more than ever, speed is more important than anything else. When we talk to our customers, especially the ones who are working on new and innovative products (and almost all of them are), there is a growing concern that their suppliers are not going to be able to keep up with their need for speed... More >


IPC-2581 Revision C: Complete Build Intent for Rigid-Flex

Ed Acheson, Cadence Design Systems

With the current design transfer formats, rigid-flex designers face a hand-off conundrum. You know the situation: My rigid-flex design is done so now it is time to get this built and into the product. Reviewing the documentation reveals that there are tables to define the different stackup definitions used in the design... More >

This Month's Jobs
Plating Supervisor

Escondido, Calif.-based PCB fabricator U.S. Circuit is now hiring for the position of plating supervisor. Candidate must have a minimum of five years’ experience working in a wet process environment...

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Packaging Engineer

Job description: The Packaging Engineer designs and deploys product packaging to ensure product integrity under varying shipping conditions...

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Current Design007 Magazine Table of Contents

The Simulation Issue

When we started speaking with SI experts for this issue, we were surprised to find that there were several schools of thought regarding simulation. Should you try to get by without simulating your design and only call a third-party consultant when it’s almost too late? Should your company invest in a simulation tool, which also means hiring someone with years of experience to operate it? Or should you eliminate the need for simulation from the start by managing your electromagnetic fields properly? This month we asked some of the industry’s premier experts on simulation to weigh in on this critical topic...
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  • Barry Olney’s High-Speed Simulation Primer, Interview with Barry Olney
  • Bridging the Simulation Tool Divide, Interview with Todd Westerhoff
  • Simulation Stackup and Signal Integrity, by Martyn Gaudion
  • Why We Simulate, by Bill Hargin
  • Alternatives to Simulation, by Dan Beeker
  • Using Simulation to Assist With PCB Design, by John Coonrod
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