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The June 2017 issue of The PCB Magazine is now available.
Embedded technology seems finally to be coming into its own—thanks to Moore’s Law and the ever-pressing need for more real estate on the circuit board surface. No longer just for the odd, expensive military product, buried components can be found in that most ubiquitous of consumer products, the smartphone, as you will learn in this issue. They are truly all around us!
Read all about it this month in The PCB Magazine, now on the virtual newsstand and available for free delivery in your e-mailbox by subscription. Register with my I-Connect007 to manage all of your subscriptions through your own dashboard.
Be sure to download the PDF version to your devices for handy future reference.
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard of 5G, but you may not understand what all the fuss is about. First, 5G simply means fifth-generation mobile networks. The best way to understand what 5G is about is to understand all the other Gs, like 3G and 4G (we rarely hear about the early Gs!).
Stig Källman, ERICSSON with Happy Holden, I-CONNECT007
The material toolbox idea first came up when I saw the IPC appendix list for standard 1-ply stack-ups. The idea is to make a very simple bill of materials, specifications and notes, and possibly use the same prepreg/resin in the laminate and in the core.
Dan Feinberg, Technology Editor, I-Connect007
We are about to begin the transition from the present cellular standard 4G LTE to the next generation, 5G. As in the past, most people will wonder, “What does 5G mean to me, and what is LTE anyway?” After all, if you can make your connection reliably and you can send and receive data at reasonable speeds, why should you really care?