Designing to Improve PTH Reliability
Understanding the critical process steps in design, fabrication and assembly can increase the robustness of the PTH and improve reliability.
by Zulki Khan
The Survival and Long-Term Reliability of Lead-Free PCBs
A DfA program that designs and specifies PCBs compatible with lead-free soldering is often at odds with a cost driven manufacturing metric.
by Werner Engelmaier
iNEMI's Emerging Technologies
Research Priorities for the Electronics Industry
The merger of micro and nano, chemical, and other sensors with micro- and nano-electronics could mean disruption ahead.
by Alan Rae, Ph.D., Robert C. Pfahl, Ph.D., and Charles Richardson
From the Field
Designs That Exceed Expectations
An interview with Chantal Holloway and Guillaume Turgeon - two of the 2007 winners of the Mentor Graphics PCB Technology Leadership Awards.
by Kathy Nargi-Toth
Printed Circuit Design & Fab Annual Buyers Guide
Trying to locate suppliers for your design or fabrication project? Look no further.
POINT OF VIEW
China's labor pains.
The ability to identify and quickly implement technology change is often the difference between mediocrity and excellence.
EMC for the Real World
To control emissions, high-speed signals should not be routed near the edge of the ground-reference plane.
Dr. Bruce Archambeault
BGA miniaturization amplifies the design challenge of balancing high-performance signal integrity with fabrication cost reduction.
Off the Shelf