Thermal Effects around Right-Angle Trace Corners
Should designs use 90o corners, or is the risk of increased current density – and its concurrent heat spike – too great? A study of thermal gradients around the corners on a PCB.
by Douglas Brooks, Ph.D., Norocel Codreanu, Ph.D., and Dr. Johannes Adam
Creating Robust, Durable Overlap ZIF Connections in 4 Steps
Similar to card-edge connectors, zero insertion force connectors are popular but easy to damage during insertion. Robust design goes beyond simply lining up edges on top of each other.
by John Talbot