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Registration is now open for the Mentor PCB Systems Forum, one day of technical sessions for PCB designers. No matter the software tool you use, the Mentor PCB Systems Forums spans the entire design flow.
Presented in cities around the world, this free event delivers design know-how, tips, and tricks that will help your engineering organization become significantly more productive and efficient regardless of which design tools you currently use. Each forum is free of charge, including lunch and refreshments.
For 2016, Mentor Graphics has expanded the agenda to address the demanding design challenges of the Connected World of mobility and the Internet of Things. This includes multi-board system development, advanced PCB design and manufacturing technologies as well as 3D design with complex form factors.
New this year is the SI/PI track showing how pre- and post-layout signal and power integrity analysis can help optimize product performance, cost, and reliability. IPC representatives will also be on hand, sharing ways to make attendees more competitive as engineers and designers.
The first North American session is scheduled for April 27, 2016 at the Santa Clara Marriott in Santa Clara, California.
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Andy Shaughnessy, PCBDesign007
Nine Dot Connects has certainly blazed an interesting trail. The company started out as an Altium reseller, but in less than a decade, Nine Dot Connects has also become a design service bureau and a provider of PCB design instruction, training, and consulting services. I recently interviewed Paul Taubman, technical services director for Nine Dot Connects. We discussed the company’s expansion from VAR to service bureau and content provider, and the changing landscape of PCB design instruction.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
Pete Starkey continues with his review of the AltiumLive PCB Design Summit held recently in Munich, Germany. The second day commenced with a new product launch. “Working together is hard” it read on the screen. Statistics indicated that 33% of new products were late getting to market, of which 28% were late due to insufficient collaboration, and up to 50% of potential revenue could be lost through being late to market. Then the screen read “NEXUS makes it easy!”
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
Altium held a very successful AltiumLive PCB Design Summit in San Diego, California at the beginning of October for the benefit of their North American design community, and followed it three weeks later with a counterpart European event in Munich. And what an eye-opener it proved to be—literally hundreds of delegates, a superbly organised and managed programme, billed as a completely immersive two-day interactive design experience on a theme of learning, connecting and getting inspired.