June 23, 2016

In-Circuit Design Pty Ltd (ICD), Australia, developer of the ICD Stackup and PDN Planner software, has released a Matched Delay Optimization feature for the Stackup Planner. 

Signals propagate at the speed-of-light in free space. However, this speed varies dramatically depending on the surrounding dielectric materials. Each layer, of a multilayer PCB, can have a very different propagation speed. This is particularly important for the latest high-speed DDR3/4 memory devices. The new “Matched Delay Optimization” feature, of the ICD Stackup Planner, allows you to not only match the length of busses, but takes this one step further by automatically calculating the appropriate length required to match the delay exactly. The integrated field solver simulates the flight time, of each...

June 22, 2016

IPC Standards Committee Reports, Part 4 — Packaged Electronic Components, Rigid Printed Boards, Embedded Devices, Printed Electronics, IP

These standards committee reports from IPC APEX EXPO 2016 have been compiled to help keep you up to date on IPC standards committee activities. This is the fourth and final in the series of reports.

Packaged Electronic Components

The B-11 3-D Electronic Packages Subcommittee is making significant progress on the work draft of IPC-7091, Design and Assembly Process Implementation of 3-D Components, which will describe design and...

June 2, 2016

These standards committee reports from IPC APEX EXPO 2016 have been compiled to help keep you up to date on IPC standards committee activities. This is the first in a series of reports.

Printed Board Design

The 1-10c Test Coupon and Artwork Generation Task Group announced the release of the IPC-2221B Gerber Coupon Generator. The Generator allows for the creation of Gerber files for AB/R and D test coupon designs found in Appendix A of IPC-2221BGeneric Standard on Printed Board Design, for plated hole integrity and registration evaluations.

The 1-13 Land Pattern Subcommittee met to discuss updates to the IPC-7351C Land and Pad Pattern (Surface mount & through hole) Development Issues and...

June 1, 2016

Douglas G. Brooks, PhD and Dr. Johannes Adam, CID have teamed up to write PCB Trace and Via Currents and Temperatures: The Complete Analysis. Brooks has been looking at trace current and temperature relationships since the mid-1990s. Now, he and Adam, of the consulting group Adam Research, have assembled decades of knowledge into these pages.

Starting with a historical background, this book covers: (a) PCB materials (copper and dielectrics) and the role they play in the heating and cooling of traces; (b) The IPC curves found in IPC 2152; (c) Equations that fit those curves; (d) Computer simulations that fit those curves and equations; (e) Sensitivity analyses showing what happens when we vary the environment (adjacent traces and planes, changing trace lengths, thermal...

May 27, 2016

EMA Design Automation, a full-service provider of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) solutions, has launched a ‘Can You Spot the Difference’ Contest for Electrical Engineers.The contest highlights the design compare function added in the new OrCAD 17.2 2016 release which helps users quickly identify what changes are made between PCB design revisions.

“We are excited about the release of the new capabilities for OrCAD. This new graphical compare function is a powerful tool addressing the specialized needs of our users,” said Manny Marcano, President of EMA Design Automation. “Engineers can quickly and easily identify both graphical and electrical differences between two schematics on a page-by-page basis.”

The contest begins on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 and will continue until...

May 20, 2016

Together with leading software development company Novarm, Ucamco is delighted to announce the stable release of DipTrace 3.0, the latest generation of Novarm's intuitive, powerful and affordable PCB layout solution for the world's electronic engineers. DipTrace 3.0 is the result of Novarm's understanding of how EDA software is used in the field, its active involvement in the electronic designers' community, and the fact that it listens carefully to its customers. Novarm has responded to its marketplace with a raft of new developments that significantly improve its software's overall performance, ease of use and reliability. This includes fully implementing Gerber X2 for more robust design data transfer, as Novarm's CEO and Senior Software Developer Stanislav Ruev comments: “Gerber X2...

April 27, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mentor Graphics, a leader in electronic design automation (EDA) uses Projectplace (http://www.projectplace.com/) by Planview to significantly improve project collaboration, task management and organization with teams around the globe. During a one-hour webcast on Wednesday, April 27, Brian Tharp, IT PMO manager at Mentor Graphics, and Jason Morio,...

April 25, 2016

Altium LLC, a Global Leader in Electronic Design Automation, and CST®, Developer of the Market’s Widest Range of 3D Electromagnetic Field Simulation Tools, Have Announced the Release of a New PDN Analysis Extension for Altium Designer.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) - Altium LLC and CST® have announced the release of a new Power Distribution Network (PDN) analysis extension for Altium Designer®, the flagship PCB design tool from Altium. PDN Analyzer powered by CST® allows PCB designers to easily resolve PDN issues as they arise during a board layout process without requiring physical prototypes or dedicated simulation expertise. The PDN Analyzer provides a complete PDN analysis workflow including voltage and current visualizations in Native 3D, integrated power distribution...

April 21, 2016

 

If you’re an Atlanta-area designer, you won’t want to miss this. This informal discussion, hosted by UPMG President Pete Waddell, will focus on the world of PCB design, its challenges, its future, with a focus on how to facilitate communication with the entire PCB supply chain, including fabrication and assembly. If you're a PCB designer or engineer, provide EDA...
April 18, 2016

Registration is now open for the Mentor PCB Systems Forum, one day of technical sessions for PCB designers. No matter the software tool you use, the Mentor PCB Systems Forums spans the entire design flow.

Presented in cities around the world, this free event delivers design know-how, tips, and tricks that will help your engineering organization become significantly more productive and efficient regardless of which design tools you currently use. Each forum is free of charge, including lunch and refreshments.

For 2016, Mentor Graphics has expanded the agenda to address the demanding design challenges of the Connected World of mobility and the Internet of Things. This includes multi-board system development, advanced PCB design and manufacturing technologies as well as 3D...

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