Joe Fjelstad Updates His Online Flex Workshop

August 13, 2020 | Barry Matties, I-Connect007

Joe Fjelstad has been an innovator in flexible and rigid-flex technology for four decades. About 10 years ago, I-Connect007 helped Joe produce an online workshop on flex technology based largely on his book Flexible Circuit Technology, which was first published in 1994 and is now heading into its fifth edition. In this online video course, Joe offers a primer on flexible circuits, covering everything from the history of this technology through the most cutting-edge technologies.

It has been a crazy year with lots of ups and downs. But within the clouds, we’ve seen plenty of silver linings, too. Case in point: Avishtech, a brand-new company lead by founder and CEO Keshav Amla. (You may be familiar with his father, Tarun Amla, a veteran PCB materials technologist who is now with ITEQ.) We recently caught up with Keshav and asked him to discuss his company’s simulation tools, his plans for the company, and what it’s like launching a company in this “new normal.”



Connect the Dots: The Nuts and Bolts of Electrical Testing

August 12, 2020 | Team Sunstone Circuits, Sunstone Circuits

In this column, Bob Tise and Matt Stevenson explore the world of electrical testing. They examine a variety of testing methods, what options to look for in a PCB manufacturer, and how to ensure that you're getting the best value out...

John Watson has seen firsthand how quickly PCB designs can “go off the rails” by not following a few simple principles. In this column, he looks at four practices that can easily ruin your PCB...

The Pulse: Application Notes—Advice for Authors

July 27, 2020 | Martyn Gaudion, Polar Instruments

Application notes are the key to shedding light on new topics or new products and software tools in an easily digestible form. As both a consumer and an author many application notes, Martyn Gaudion explores various types and how to...

Fabrication Notes Featuring:

Deciphering Fab Notes Interview with Dana Korf and Kelly Dack
Mark Thompson’s Most Wanted: Accurate and Complete Fab Notes Interview with Mark Thompson
Dear Designers: Please Include a Sanity Check Interview with Rick Almeida and Ray Fugitt
Monsoon Solutions: Creating Perfect Fab Notes Interview with Jennifer Kolar and Dan Warren
The Role of EDA Tools in Creating Fab Notes Interview with Patrick McGoff

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