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SIGNAL INTEGRITY
Insertion Loss Modeling

Lessons from a study that attempted to correlate measured insertion loss to that modeled with an Intel-proprietary 2D modeler and a commercially available tool using a collection of coupons representing a range of materials and vendors.
by Jeff Loyer

THERMAL OVERLOAD
Empirical Results of Fusing Tests

Trace thermal overload situations can be grouped into two broad categories. But even slight current overloads result in unpredictably long fusing times – sometimes hours.
by Douglas G. Brooks, Ph.D.

SMT ASSEMBLY
Creative Technological Solutions for Complex PCBs

What the optimal assembly solution for a 2-mil-thick flexible PCB is, and other mysteries.
by Arbel Nissan

SHOW RECAP
Machines in Munich

The biennial Productronica trade show – the industry’s largest outside Japan – was filled with new machines, if not necessarily new technologies.
by Mike Buetow

 

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