Component Layout in Placement Processes
Effective, accurate component placement takes into account the best practices of design and assembly, both of them inextricably intertwined. Positioning CSPs and noise-sensitive devices are two of a host of considerations.
by Zulki Khan
Improved Electrolytic Copper Plating for Flex PWBs
A novel electrolytic copper-plating process is said to provide flex circuit manufacturers a new option for meeting system performance requirements, while maintaining or improving product interconnection and mechanical reliability.
by Hiroshi Hoshiyama, Shinjiroh Hayashi, Makoto Sakai and Rikiya Shimizu
PCB Data Preparation
What happens to CAD data once it is released to manufacturing? A veteran designer describes what happens to a typical job once it leaves his facility and reaches manufacturing.
by Jack Olson and Mike Tucker