Power Integrity Analysis Using Free Software
While commercial software is more substantial, and freeware requires more clever ways to set up the simulation and interpret the results, the author finds the available tools surprisingly effective.
by Istvan Nagy
A Two-Team Race?
Apple and Samsung are the top customers of nine of the 20 largest PCB fabricators, and as the annual NTI-100 list demonstrates, those makers did well in 2013. Is their success sustainable?
by Dr. Hayao Nakahara
Nonfunctional Pads: Should They Stay or Should They Go?
To understand the influence of NFPs on reliability, industry experts were surveyed. Will their response settle the debate?
by Greg Caswell and Cheryl Tulkoff
Latest IPC-2581 Revision Gaining Widespread Appeal
Enhancements to the stackup and assembly data have the supply chain signing on to the electronics data transfer format.
by Mike Buetow