The accuracy of signal integrity modelling continues to improve, and stackup tools are becoming widely used, which now include material suppliers' datasheet information. During the recent electronica show in Munich, Germany, Martyn Gaudion, managing director at Polar Instruments, explained how Polar often serves as a bridge between PCB design and fabrication, and why educating his customers is so critical.
In a recent Design007 Survey, we asked the following question: What is the most important feedback that you receive after your board is manufactured? Here are just a few of the answers, edited slightly for clarity.
Planes are essential in today’s high-speed multilayer PCBs. Unfortunately, the number of power supplies required is increasing dramatically with IC complexity. Now, accounting for them all has become a real challenge. The high...
As noted in Part 3 of this series, a broad range of discrete passive component elements are candidates for embedding, but the decision to embed these component elements within the multilayer circuit structure must be made early in the...
Many PCBs are specified to have a controlled impedance value. There are several circuit and material properties that impact the impedance performance of a circuit. Some of these properties are obvious to engineers who have worked with...
In Medical PCB Design, Innovation Never Stops, a conversation with Kenneth MacCallum
Dock Brown on Succeeding at Failure Analysis, a conversation with Dock Brown
What You Do Matters, by Tim Haag
New Grad Designs PCBs for Smart Baby Beds, a conversation with Tamara Jovanovic
Internet of Body: The Next Big Thing for Medical, a conversation with Titu Botos