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The temporary or quick turn part is a reality in today’s fast-moving design process. In many cases, a search of the corporate library comes up short and you need to explore the supply chain for that perfect part. Starting a design with an unapproved or temporary part is a common occurrence in today’s design environment. This reality has forced all of us to adopt policies and procedures that allow for the use of temporary parts. The biggest challenge with temporary parts is making sure that all of the design’s components have been validated and all remnants of the temporary parts have been successfully purged or converted to an approved part.
Attendees will learn best practices for using and managing temporary parts in a design process. Watch a live demonstration using a design data management system and learn how to prevent a temporary part from slipping through the release process and into manufacturing, all while you track and manage parts throughout the design cycle.
December 6, 2017 2 pm Eastern Time
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Happy Holden, I-Connect007
I had the good fortune to speak at a seminar sponsored by the CPCA and organized by the China Team of I-Connect007 in Shanghai. This full-day seminar was on one of today’s hot topics, “Automation in PCB Manufacturing.”
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.
Craig Armenti, Mentor
Schematic verification is a part of the hardware engineer’s responsibility just as PCB layout verification is an accepted part of the PCB designer’s responsibility. However, with today’s circuit designs becoming more and more complex, time-consuming manual schematic verification is no longer an option. Manual verification of a complex circuit introduces significant risk by not identifying schematic design errors that are, in turn, passed to the downstream processes and ultimately to the fabricated board.