Virtual RF PCB Prototypes
Gone are the days when designers had to jury-rig layout tools to do RF designs. Now, even virtual RF prototypes are simple, if you know a few tricks.
by David Morris
Capitalizing on Constraints
With complex board designs, constraints represent both the boundary and the finish line.
by Bruce Caryl and John Dube
Learning From Microvia Failure in Lead-Free Assembly, Parts 1 and 2
A trio of companies studied a set of microvias that failed during lead-free assembly.
by Paul Andrews, Gareth Parry and Paul Reid
Buried Capacitor Analysis
The use of blind microvias - and multiples of vias - can help reduce the discharge time of sheet capacitors.
by Dr. J. Lee Parker
POINT OF VIEW
Summertime and the living's ... easy?
Paying attention to minor issues can keep them from becoming major problems.
Countdown to Lead-free
Key questions about true costs, reliability and enforcement remain unanswered as the July deadline approaches.
Robert Pfahl and Kurt Goldsmith
No Myths Allowed
One inch can make a difference.
Dr. Eric Bogatin
A look at common-clock bus timing concepts.
With library and design data often located in separate systems, integration can save you time and money.
The Flex Market
As prices drop each year, what's a consumer OEM to do?
The verdict is in: Networking alone won't cut it anymore.
Off The Shelf