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...

April 15, 2016

IPC-2581 Consortium Member Fujitsu Successfully Fabricates Multi-Layer PCB from IPC-2581B Design File

     The electronics industry has never settled on a single approach for moving printed board design data...
April 14, 2016

LPKF Laser & Electronics has announced it will exhibit at the 2016 Del Mar Electronics Exposition, which takes place May 4th through May 5th at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego, Calif. From booth 623, LPKF will be creating printed circuit boards on its best-selling PCB milling machine, the ProtoMat S63.
 
The ProtoMat S63 is a benchtop PCB milling machine perfect for any engineering environment. It creates PCBs by milling away unwanted copper from substrates, leaving only the desired circuit traces behind.
 
In-house PCB prototyping saves time and money over outsourced prototyping alternatives. The ProtoMat S63 is capable of producing multiple design iterations in a single day and its long list of applications includes everything...

April 13, 2016

The seventh edition of the Printed Circuits Handbook is now available, with a new chapter by Andy Shaughnessy, managing editor of The PCB Design Magazine and PCBDesign007.

Edited by Clyde F. Coombs and Happy Holden, this marks the most comprehensive edition of the book to date. Previous editions have focused primarily on processes, but the new edition boasts first-ever sections on supply chain management and PCB design. Shaughnessy contributed the chapter on PCB design and analysis software tools.

April 5, 2016

Mentor Graphics Corporation has announced its newest HyperLynx release, which integrates signal and power integrity analysis, 3D electromagnetic solving, and fast rule checking into a single unified environment. Based on the popular HyperLynx signal integrity/power integrity (SI/PI) application, this product for the first time offers designers a complete set of analysis technology sufficient for designing any type of high-speed digital printed circuit board (PCB).

Spanning a wide range of underlying simulation engines and a graphical user interface (GUI) that supports both quick/interactive and exhaustive batch-mode analysis, the HyperLynx product now sets a new standard for...

April 1, 2016

Altium is scheduled to release a new documentation workflow available exclusively in their flagship PCB design platform, Altium Designer 16.1. Draftsman™ provides PCB designers with a unified documentation solution with customizable drawing views, documentation templates, and a fully complete design to documentation workflow in Altium Designer 16.1. 

“Engineers have long relied on tools for documentation that are cumbersome and limited in functionality,” said Alexey Sabunin, Altium Designer Product Manager. “Draftsman™ eliminates the tedium of having to import and export design files to 3rd party tools and integrates the PCB design and documentation workflows in the Altium Designer interface. That’s one less interface for engineers to have to navigate and one centralized...

March 31, 2016
 

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March 29, 2016

Computational fluid dynamics software tools can be useful in considering the effect on a printed circuit board of such things as package selection, board layout and structure as well as enclosure design.

This Mentor Graphics white paper explains: 

-  Approaches to PCB thermal management studies with CFD

-  Automating PCB thermal design modifications using Design of Experiments

-  Utilizing parametric studies to explore a range of operating scenarios early in the design process

-  Example: Heatsink optimization for cPCI card for cost-effective design

-  Tradeoffs: Heat sink geometry & mass vs component allowable temperature ranges and layout

To download this paper, ...

March 24, 2016

The EDA Consortium (EDAC) Market Statistics Service (MSS) today announced that the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry revenue declined 1.9 percent for Q4 2015 to $2064.5 million, compared to $2104 million in Q4 2014. The four-quarters moving average, which compares the most recent four quarters to the prior four quarters, increased by 5 percent.

"After 23 consecutive quarters of growth, the EDA industry revenues declined slightly in the fourth quarter, compared to a particularly strong Q4 2014," said Walden C. Rhines, board sponsor for the EDAC MSS and chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics. "However, industry revenue increased 5 percent for calendar 2015 compared to 2014, and the semiconductor IP and services categories increased in Q4. Geographically, the Asia Pacific...

March 17, 2016

Don’t miss the Early Bird $99 registration pricing for CDNLive Silicon Valley. This annual conference brings together Cadence users, developers, and industry experts to connect, share ideas, and inspire design creativity. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to investigate design challenges and share solutions with people who, like you, are excited about the latest advances in electronic design. 

CDNLive Silicon Valley 2016 takes place at the Santa Clara Convention Center April 5-6, 2016. Highlights include:

-  User-presented technical papers that will immediately help improve how you use Cadence technologies...

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