PCD&F Archives

February 2015 cover

 

FEATURES

COMPONENT SELECTION
01005: Size Does Matter

Designing PCBs with 01005 components involves tighter constraints in regard to component spacing, layout, and other related considerations, as well as access to higher levels of automation at assembly.
by Arbel Nissan

FLEX DESIGN
Designing Flex Circuits for Wearable Electronics

The human body has very few flat, rigid surfaces, and standard PCBs don’t easily conform to its various contours. This is where flexible circuitry really shines. But while flex circuits are able to conform to the many twists and turns of a human body, they still have limitations.
by Mark Finstad

 

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MONEY MATTERS

 

TECH TALK

January 2015 cover

 

FEATURES

PACKAGING
Cost/Benefit Tradeoffs of Capacitor Part Size vs. Manufacturing Efficiency

Passives continue to eat up 70% of the board area. How smaller part sizes require less solder and can eliminate parasitic inductance.
by Chris Reynolds

COMPONENT PROCESSING
Embedded Passive Technology Materials, Design and Process

EPT can simplify assembly and test processes and reduce the actual cost, especially when using 0201 packages or lead-free processes. A summary of resistor material selection, evaluations and duplication of a complex digital design.
by Hikmat Chammas

 

FIRST PERSON

 

MONEY MATTERS

 

TECH TALK