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To deploy features commonly found in modern electronic products, such as high-fidelity audio, rich graphics, high-resolution displays, and wireless interfaces, designers must work with processors and FPGAs that use high-speed, high-bandwidth DDR memory.
But working with DDR interfaces poses unique design challenges. How do you know what component placement and routing are best or what constraints are needed to ensure your end products will work? This 15-minute on-demand PADS webinar explores the DDR memory interface and shows how an easy-to-use wizard can help you manage DDR issues during design.
To watch this webinar, click here.
Ralf Bruening, Zuken
Using powerful constraint techniques can be a double-edged sword. While the design process is made much safer by including constraints, it is all too easy to over-constrain the design and make it impossible to complete routing and placement. Even paper design guidelines can make products uneconomic to produce unless a great deal of engineering knowledge is applied during the design.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
Whether we’re ready for it or not, 5G technology is coming. We decided to speak with John Hendricks, market segment manager for wireless infrastructure at Rogers Corporation, and Ben Jordan, director of product and persona marketing for Altium, about the challenges related to 5G and what this means for PCB designers and fabricators.
Barry Matties, I-Connect007
I recently interviewed Les Beller, a long-time PCB designer who is now a manufacturing engineer for DISH Technology. We discussed his company’s business shift towards 5G and streaming, and the stresses that puts on a design team. He also explains the greatest challenges that he’s facing with HDI and higher frequencies, and the added importance for designers to understand the manufacturing process and DFM tools.