Man vs. Machine
Many PCB designers have a love-hate relationship with their design tools. They love the time that automation saves them, but hate giving up total control. EDA companies must strike a delicate balance between providing too much automation and not enough.
by Rob Irwin
Hot Spots and Heatsinks
The time to uncover your board’s steamy side is before it can fail the 'smoke test.' Stick to your thermal budget and watch your components, power planes and conductors.
by Mike Jouppi
PCI Express Verification
With signal integrity verification and the right game plan, working in the microwave arena doesn’t have to be a scary proposition. Network analyzers, TDR and TDT modeling can help.
by Randy Weber
Mass Imaging Process for Via-Filling
As the growth of technologies such as via-in-pad causes via-filling processes to mature, enclosed-head screen-printing offers an alternative to the squeegee.
by David Foggie
POINT OF VIEW
Our latest malady: economic whiplash.
Your boards are not commodities.
We can turn this industry around, but only if we cooperate.
Stub or no stub? Topology analysis can help you decide.
Are we smart enough to say goodbye to Gerber?
Make a good first impression.
Improving the imaging process with APF, Part II.
No Myths Allowed
When is a transmission line not a transmission line?
Dr. Eric Bogatin
Off The Shelf