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THERMAL MANAGEMENT
Thermal Effects around Right-Angle Trace Corners

Should designs use 90o corners, or is the risk of increased current density – and its concurrent heat spike – too great? A study of thermal gradients around the corners on a PCB.
by Douglas Brooks, Ph.D., Norocel Codreanu, Ph.D., and Dr. Johannes Adam

CONNECTORS
Creating Robust, Durable Overlap ZIF Connections in 4 Steps

Similar to card-edge connectors, zero insertion force connectors are popular but easy to damage during insertion. Robust design goes beyond simply lining up edges on top of each other.
by John Talbot

 

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