Design at the Speed of 6 Gb/s
Awareness is rising over the need to control schematic-level circuit design as well as PCB design to maintain functionality of digital circuits that host high-speed signals. At frequencies pushing 1 GHz, control issues like reflections, crosstalk and switching noise come into play. Designers must understand how to resolve loss tangent and skin effect issues.
by Rick Hartely
Working with Fabricators: Tricks of the Trade
Making a list and checking it twice: simple steps for preparing the design the right way. Plus: Fab notes for commercial PCBs.
by Tony Breglio and Jim Hellmer
How to Read a Roadmap
Do the data represent realistic needs for future products, or an OEM wish list? How to interpret these critical documents.
by Jack Fisher
Via Hole Plugging Processes
An overview of the advantages and drawbacks to screen/stencil printing, roller-coating, vacuum plugging and modified stencil printing.
by Sven Kramer
China's PCB Market
China: No. 2, With a Bullet
A stable government and social policy are bolstering China's rise as a hub for electronics manufacturing. Driven by demand for IT, forecasts call for 20% growth in PCBs over the next several years.
by Wang Longji
PCB West 2004 Preview
The leading conference for printed circuit design and manufacture returns to San Jose this month. A look at the week ahead.
POINT OF VIEW
Good fundamentals are the foundation of selling, but not the most important facet.
What does "partnership" mean, and must it include actually helping each other?
No Myths Allowed
High-bandwith goals create probing questions.
Dr. Eric Bogatin
Routing high-speed differential pairs, part 2.
Dr. Abe Riazi
An intelligent look at intelligent data transfer.
Comparing prices without using complex tools.
Be a master of your densitometer.
Legislation is pending over brominated flame-retardants.
The Flex Market
Is 5 µm pitch small enough for you?
How much of the "whole truth" should you volunteer in a job interview?
Faster than the speed of light?
Off The Shelf