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DFM 101: Final Finish Design GuidelinesApril 12, 2023 | Anaya Vardya, American Standard Circuits
Estimated reading time: Less than a minute
One of the biggest challenges facing PCB designers is not understanding the cost drivers in the PCB manufacturing process. There are many design considerations that need to be factored into any decision of which final finish to select for a particular application. We will cover these in this final installment of final finish DFM.
Final Finish Design Guidelines
The shelf lives shown in Table 1 assume that the materials have been stored in the original unopened package under conditions of 68° to 77°F (20-25°C) and < 50% RH.
Table 1: Final finishes and corresponding shelf lives.
To read this entire article, which appeared in the March 2023 issue of Design007 Magazine, click here.
Cadence Signoff Solutions Empower Samsung Foundry’s Breakthrough Success on 5G Networking SoC Design12/01/2023 | Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced that Samsung Foundry successfully taped out a 5G networking SoC design on the Samsung 5LPE technology using the Cadence® Quantus™ Extraction Solution and Tempus™ Timing Solution.
There are many ways, dozens to be sure, and most likely many more, to streamline a PCB design. My goal here is to pick a single-digit number of rules to abide by, that can be reasonably adhered to, and provide some bang for the buck. These rules are meant to reduce design scope creep, avoid PCB respins, and improve production yields.
Hirose has expanded its low-profile DF51K wire-to-board connector series to include a surface mount technology (SMT) version. Compatible with automated assembly processes, including pick-and-place machines, the DF51K SMT Series simplifies the assembly process and saves significant manufacturing time and cost.
Siemens Digital Industries Software set the benchmark for innovation in the field of engineering simulation with the launch of two groundbreaking solutions - HEEDS™ AI Simulation Predictor software and Simcenter™ Reduced Order Modeling software.
I am, at heart, a die-hard “Star Trek” fan. When I was a kid, I was all about phasers, warp drive, and cool stuff like that. However, these days, I tend to put a higher value on production and storytelling. But like any fan (I’m avoiding “Trekkie” because, frankly, it’s kind of embarrassing), I have certain moments from the hundreds (if not thousands) of hours filmed for the various TV shows and movies that are among my favorites. One of those moments is in “Star Trek III, The Search for Spock,” when our heroes steal the Starship Enterprise from space dock.