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Technologists at Nine Dot Connects have been asked the following question many times: "What's the frequency in which a design is considered to be high speed?" Would it surprise you to know that a 10 MHz design which could be wire wrapped or placed on a protoboard could constitute high speed? The fact is, frequency is only a part of the story.
The bigger question is, "What factors qualify the circuit as high speed?" Issues such as EMI, crosstalk, receiver noise floor, and signal propagation all come into play. It is not just a matter of avoiding or mitigating these issues; it's about optimizing the communication path.
This August 30 webinar will focus on exactly what qualifies a circuit as high speed. Sean Kelly, who has provided several introductory webinars on the topic of high speed in the recent past, will be presenting.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 11 am (PDT) / 2 pm (EDT)
For more information, or to register, click here. Attendees can also enjoy previously recorded webinars saved on the Nine Dot Connects website.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
For years, I’ve been running into Susy Webb at PCB West, where one of the classes she teaches is PCB design basics. I always ask Susy about the class, especially the attendees’ backgrounds. Over the years, her class has begun drawing more and more degreed engineers, with fewer “traditional” PCB designers attending. I asked Susy to discuss the next generation of PCB designers, some of the trends she’s seeing among new PCB designers, and the need for designers to take charge of their own design training, whether their management agrees or not.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
Not too long ago, historically speaking, most electronic products contained only one PCB. But multi-board designs have become almost ubiquitous over the past decade, and EDA software companies are working to improve and simplify the multi-board design process. Editors Andy Shaughnessy and Stephen Las Marias spoke with Ben Jordan, director of product and persona marketing for Altium, about the company’s multi-board design tools, the challenges that customers face, and the numerous trade-offs that designers must contend with while performing multi-board design.
Bob Potock, Zuken
A new generation of 3D multiboard product-level design tools offer major improvements by managing multiboard placement in both 2D and 3D, and enabling co-design of the chip, package and board in a single environment. Multiboard design makes it possible to create and validate a design with any combination of system-on-chips (SOCs), packages, and PCBs as a complete system.