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This free seminar will discuss the new features included in Keysight’s EEsof EDA simulation tools and how the software helps engineers focused on high-speed digital electronics solve their toughest design challenges. The seminar will look at all stages of the pre-layout, post-layout and measurement design flow.
Tools featured in the seminar include: ADS, ADS Controlled Impedance Line Designer (CILD), SI S-parameter analysis tools, and the ADS PCIe and USB test benches used with Keysight real-time oscilloscope certified test compliance software.
Attendees also will see a preview of the new power integrity PI Pro simulator with IR drop and decoupling capacitor optimization, available in upcoming release of ADS 2015.09. Registration is required to attend.
July 14 and July 16
Agilent Technologies, 5301 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA, the Aristotle Room.
To register, click here. For additional information, visit www.keysight.com/find/eesof.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
Despite all of the talk about the need for communication between designers and manufacturers, many PCB designers still do not talk with their manufacturers for a variety of reasons. Altium and MacroFab aim to change this dynamic. In this interview, Ted Pawela, chief ecosystem officer of Altium and head of Altium’s Nexar Business Unit, and MacroFab CEO Misha Govshteyn, discuss the new Altimade manufacturing service that Altium is introducing in partnership with MacroFab. Ted and Misha provide an overview of the Altimade process, how it links designers to fabricators, assembly providers, and component distributors, and they explain how it could pave the way for true design with manufacturing, or DWM.
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
When we want to find out what challenges our readers are facing, we just ask. And they don’t mind sharing—the good, the bad, and the ugly. In a recent survey, we asked our PCB designer readers, “Why don’t you know who is going to manufacture your boards?” Here are some of more interesting replies we received, edited slightly for clarity. Do you see yourself in these replies?
Scott Miller, FreedomCAD Services
There is a new acronym bubbling up in the design world: DWM, which stands for “design with manufacturing.” Why is this different than design for manufacturing, or DFM? With DWM, the emphasis is on integration between the design team and the manufacturers during the design process. DWM is much more than that. We are tasked with producing designs that meet various technical requirements, yet are cost-effective and manufacturable. We provide this service to hundreds of customers who have varying degrees of processes, tools, and manufacturing partners. Given this diversity, we have recognized the importance of designing with manufacturing to achieve the product development goals of manufacturability and technical excellence.