The New Wave in High-Speed Modeling
Unlocking the electrical performance of an interconnect may be as simple as mastering the S-parameter.
by Dr. Eric Bogatin
The PCB Design Library
Building and managing a library can translate into long-term timesavings and improved margins.
by Abby Monaco
Mixed Signal Design Considerations
Designs with analog, digital and RF features challenge the PCB designer to reduce noise, improve EMI performance and lower distortion.
by Syed W. Ali
Modeling Conductor Surface Roughness
Stripline models can be used to determine the impact of copper surface
roughness on transmission properties.
by Antonio Ciccomancini Scogna
Copper Erosion: The Influence of Metallurgy on Copper Dissolution
The rate of copper dissolution in lead-free soldering may be linked to the physical characteristics of the electroplated copper.
by by Chrys Shea, Jim Kenny, Jean Rasmussen, Girish Wable, Quyen Chu, Shiang Teng, Keith Sweatman and Kazuhiro Nogita, Ph.D.
The Wave of the Future
Increasing offshore costs give rise to changing global outsourcing strategies.
by Greg Papandrew
Front End Engineering
Building a Profitable Niche
Engineering systems capture detailed customer specifications and transfer design and quote information to fabrication.
by Mehul Dave
POINT OF VIEW
The people's choice.
Test and Inspection
A novel soldered bump could improve access at ICT, but must be designed in.
Stacy Kalisz Johnson
Identifying critical requirements can help a business achieve measurable results.
Designers crave rules, but few rules apply in every situation.
Small, higher-density PCBs cost less to fabricate than high layer count boards, but closely spaced traces can result in crosstalk issues.
Dr. Abe (Abbas) Riazi
Final Finish Forum
Scratching the surface of surface finishes.
Microvias can reduce the signal layer requirement.
Interactive Ad Index
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