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NOISE CONTROL
Voltage Drops across Traces and Vias

With today’s low impedance circuits, voltage drops may introduce an unacceptable amount of noise or signal level uncertainty into a circuit, leading some designers to avoid the use of vias on boards altogether. How to predict the
voltage drop across a trace, and why the voltage drop across a via is almost negligible by comparison.
by Douglas Brooks, Ph.D., Norocel Codreanu, Ph.D., and Dr. Johannes Adam

IPC APEX RECAP
Reinvigorated in San Diego

The annual IPC trade show captured a brighter industry mood, with plenty of activity for assemblers and – for a change – fabricators.
by Mike Buetow

 

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