PCB DESIGN GRID
A Universal PCB Design Grid System
Metric is the key to a gridded system.
by Tom Hausherr
Connector technology still grapples with smaller platforms, higher speeds and placement issues.
by John MacWilliams
Embedded Passives: Debut in Prime Time
Wherever there is a strong need for improved electrical performance, space reduction, EMI reduction or reliability improvement, utilization of embedded passives will be found.
by Joel S. Peiffer
Industry forces enable the highest cutting-edge technology but can end up at odds over the day-to-day minutia of business.
Final Finish 101
The best surface finish meets the needs of the board design and the assembly process, while being easy on the wallet.
Surface roughness can originate from a number of sources; imbalances in the organic additives and improper filming of the copper anodes are key contributors.
Rigid-flex circuits combine the best of both worlds.