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...

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.

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