In The Mix: Tips For Mixed-Signal Design
Avoiding preconceived notions is a must if you want to design efficient mixed-signal boards.
by Syed Rizvi and Imran Khan
An Alternative PCB Architecture for High-Speed Chip-to-Chip Signal Transmission
Copper's 'limits' can be stretched by routing high-speed signals through the top of the package.
by Joseph Fjelstad
Asia: Supply and Market
After a disappointing second half of 2004, Asia is poised to see limited growth in 2005. But demand for consumer electronics remains strong, and flex is in the pole position.
by Robert L. Turunen and Dominique K. Numakura
The Effects of Lead-Free on Board Shops
Assembly may bear the brunt of the lead-free movement, but fabrication won't be getting off unscathed. Materials, finishes and processes are likely to be affected, and the clock is ticking.
by Bob McGrath
PCB WEST 2005
A look ahead at the 14th annual PCB Design Conference West.
A game of chance?
Let's put the selling back into sales.
Get out and attend a few industry events. You just might learn something.
Loops and serpentines can add length to prevent unbalanced pairs.
Manufacturers will likely need documented, auditable systems to prevent non-compliant products from entering the EU.
Holly Evans and Joe Johnson
A checklist for making your shop more productive and economical.
No Myths Allowed
Ol' faithful FR-4 shows no signs of fading into that good night.
Dr. Eric Bogatin