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ExpressPCB Announces UpgradesNovember 13, 2019 | ExpressPCB
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ExpressPCB is excited to announce several enhancements to its ExpressPCB Plus Layout Software. These upgrades to the Plus software will allow our customers to continue designing their next project with greater success. New finer pitch parameters are now available in version 2.0 allowing 5 mil trace and space routing, 6 mil finished vias (10 mil drilled holes) and up to 6 copper layers. In addition, we have removed the size/shape constraint on our popular Miniboard Plus products, no longer are you restricted to a 2.5” x 3.8” rectangle. The new Miniboard parameters will allow you to build almost any shape up to 10 square inches per board (some restrictions apply).
“As the electronic industry heads towards tighter pitch components, smaller and faster processors and shrinking PCB sizes, our customers began to express a need to have their layout software and PCB manufacturing provider keep up with the trend. We have gladly accepted this challenge and this release of ExpressPCB Plus gives customers that flexibility. While we were under the hood we also managed to update some of the other pain points that our customers have shared with us as well,” said Michael Hebda, ExpressPCB product manager. “Although we are not yet done improving our software, this was exciting enough we had to get the version 2.0 updates into our customers’ hands. One of the most requested items coming in Q2 2020 is the schematic link. Stay tuned for more enhancements coming in 2020.”
Download ExpressPCB Plus version 2.0 today on our newly updated ExpressPCB.com website.
ExpressPCB continues to add features and services that allow Design Engineers to be as efficient as possible. We help bring your ideas to life with free CAD Software, coupled with the highest quality, lowest US based manufacturing costs possible. Time is money, and reducing design cycles and validation time can have a huge impact on your project.
ExpressPCB® is an established leader in providing software and manufacturing solutions for high quality, low cost, and quick turnaround prototyping. With more than 20 years of experience and over 1 million successfully completed PCB projects behind us, our customers have experienced the difference that we bring in the electronics industry. ExpressPCB is committed to improving the overall process for design engineers of all levels and abilities with the fastest to learn layout software available with seamless integration to PCB ordering and manufacturing.
ExpressPCB’s Schematic and Layout tools are simple and unencumbered by multiple layers of menus, options and settings that more advanced PCB Design suites require mastering before you even start on your design project.
If time is of the essence and there is a need to quickly turn out a prototype to get a project off the ground, then ExpressPCB is the only choice.
For more information about ExpressPCB’s PCB solutions, please visit www.expresspcb.com.
Contact Michael Hebda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After working for a capital equipment supplier for almost 50 years, I’ve found that the most important part of getting to know your vendor is good communication among all parties. While contact between fabricators of a constantly changing product line and the designers of those products may occur daily or weekly, conversations between you and your equipment supplier may be years apart. That lengthy gap often means that previous contacts may have been promoted, retired, or moved on to other opportunities. You may have also migrated to a new supplier with whom you have little or no history. In either case, you will be interacting with someone you are unfamiliar with (as they are with you). Therefore, it is essential for both sides to communicate clearly so expectations will align.
The opening session of the second day’s conference proceedings focused on global PCB trends and was introduced and moderated by Dr. Michele Stampanoni, vice president of strategic sales and business development at Cicor Group in Switzerland. He opened the session with Dr. Hayao Nakahara’s knowledgeable and enlightening video presentation on the IC substrates industry.
The 2024 Winter Conference of the EIPC took place January 30 and 31 at the IHK Academie in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany. The keynote session will be reported separately. Here is my review of the first day’s conference proceedings.
Electrodeposition comes down to fundamentals. In the early days of plating, many users considered the nuances of metallization as black magic. Those days are long gone. Having a thorough understanding of the critical parameters that influence electrodeposition will determine success.
High Density Packaging User Group (HDP) is pleased to announce that Shikoku Chemicals Corporation (Shikoku) has become a member.