- design007 Magazine
Latest IssuesCurrent Issue
In this issue, we discuss some of the challenges, pitfalls and mitigations to consider when designing non-standard board geometries. We share strategies for designing odd-shaped PCBs, including manufacturing trade-offs and considerations required for different segments and perspectives.
- Events||| MENU
- design007 Magazine
Sign up for Mentor’s Oct. 22 Library and Component Management WebinarOctober 21, 2015 | Mentor Graphics
Estimated reading time: Less than a minute
The PCB is central to systems development, and the quality of your component libraries can have a dramatic impact on product performance, cost and quality. In a survey of the design community, when asked what were the key technologies required to improve their PCB Data Management, the two top items were:
- Centralized Library Management: 91%
- Component Management: 83%
Are you experiencing any of the following challenges?
- Engineers can’t find information on current parts
- No history tracking: who made what change, when, and why
- No process to prevent engineers from using parts that are undesirable or obsolete
- No process to ensure consistency and accuracy of part data
- Inaccurate component data causing BOM issues in manufacturing
- New parts are holding up the design process
If so, please attend the Library and Component Management Webinar at 10 am Eastern on October 22, 2015.
What you Will Learn:
- Component library structure for the Netlist and Integrated Flows
- Suggestions for configuring component libraries efficiently
- How to get started with a new component library
- How xDX DataBook can help you manage component parametric data
- Using tools for updating and maintaining current component data
Click here for more information, or to register.
One of my great joys as a grandfather of eight is spending time with them at the park. It doesn't take too long until I'm getting stuck on a slide that is too small for me or on the seesaw, with me on one side and them trying to lift me. At that point, they learn some harsh lessons in physics and how heavy Grandpa really is. A seesaw is a relatively simple device, but it’s a great way to explain a rather complex concept in PCB design: design tradeoffs. Each decision made throughout a design comes with inherent pros and cons.
Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. announced the grand opening of its Engineering Design Center in Subang, Malaysia, that expands the company’s global engineering capabilities, during opening day of the 2024 Singapore Air Show.
It’s been another busy week in the industry. We lost another old friend last week. The EIPC show happened, and Pete Starkey provided us with complete and compelling show coverage, from start to finish. Recently, we posed the question, “When is it time to introduce embedded components into your PCB design?” which was asked and answered by design aficionado Kris Moyers in the latest issue of Design007 Magazine. We are proud to be a part of the exciting Global Insights weekly newsletter, which Nolan Johnson and Brian Knier explored in their interview, and we rounded out the week with some big merger news. Here are my picks for the past week’s must-read news items.
ROCKA Solutions is pleased to announce its partnership with Vega Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of premium-quality driver bits and fastener driving tools. Under this collaboration, ROCKA Solutions is a distributor for Vega Industries' top-notch tools designed for precision and durability.
Aismalibar will be attending the APEC, the leading conference for practicing power electronics professionals, in Long Beach, California from February 25th to 29th, 2024 in Booth 552. Aismalibar will be presenting new cooling technologies for power electronics, specifically Thermal Interface Materials (TIMs) and Insulated Metal Substrates (IMS).