Tag Archives: Printed circuit board

Friday Video: Get the latest skinny on the IPC-2581 open interchange standard for PCB design

Dave Jones down in Australia (not Austria!) is attending the Australian Electronex show in Sydney and he’s posted a long video where representatives from the IPC Designers Council discuss the relatively new IPC-2581 standard for describing printed circuit boards and … Continue reading

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3D Thursday: Micron stacks Phase-Change Memory and SDRAM

Yesterday, Micron announced volume production of a new memory device containing one 1Gbit PCM (phase-change memory) die and one 512Mbit LPDDR2 SDRAM die. The two die reside in the device package as stacked die, with wire-bonded interconnect. This is a … Continue reading

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3D Thursday: What the Cadence purchase of signal- and power-integrity EDA toolmaker Sigrity means for 2.5D and 3D IC assembly

Richard Goering has just published an in-depth analysis in his Industry Insights blog that explains what the Cadence purchase of signal- and power-integrity EDA toolmaker Sigrity means for pcb and IC package designers. Goering quotes Brad Griffin, product marketing director … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Watch Dave Jones revise his power supply pcb. Fiddle. Fiddle. Fiddle.

In the 10th installment of his power supply design video series, Dave Jones demonstrates the fiddly nature of ripping up and revising a pcb layout. He’s added a couple of ICs and a handful of resistors and connectors to a … Continue reading

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Friday Video: What’s the difference between a bare PCB made in China and one made in New Zealand?

Same design, two PCB fabricators. What’s the difference? Is there one? Well, yes. Dave Jones of EEVblog takes 16 minutes to walk you through some of the differences he observes in his prototype power supply board from two vendors in … Continue reading

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The Fundamentals of Laying Out Printed Circuit Boards—Free Webinar, Feb 8

Analog Devices, a company that knows a lot about pcb layout tricks to help its analog components perform at their best, is sponsoring a free Webinar on Wednesday, February 8. Here’s the overview: “Laying out the circuit board is one … Continue reading

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Want an inside look at one company’s approach to production board-test fixtures?

Sparkfun is a relatively small electronics company located in Boulder, Colorado that sells small-quantity parts and boards to the hobby, experimenter, and prototyping markets. Out of the 1300 products the company currently sells, about 300 are small, board-based products designed … Continue reading

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EMA Design Automation announces FootprintGen—an app for Cadence Allegro and OrCAD PCB design tools that cuts the time needed to design PCB footprint models for new components

Like painting, prep work is critical in PCB design and one of the most important parts of that prep work is to develop footprints for all of the components on the board before starting the overall design. Generally, an experienced … Continue reading

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