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Rigid-flex: Designing in 3D
In this month’s issue, our expert contributors share their best tips, tricks and techniques for designing rigid-flex circuits. If you’re a rigid board designer considering moving into the 3D world of rigid-flex, this issue is just what the doctor ordered!
Simulation, Analysis, and AI
Getting today’s designs “right the first time” is critical, especially with costly advanced PCBs. Simulation and analysis software tools can help you in the fight to eliminate respins. They’re not magical, but they can predict the future of your design.
Advanced, Complex & Emerging Designs
This month, our contributors focus on designing PCBs with advanced, complex and emerging technologies. We investigate design strategies for boards that are on the cutting edge of technology, or crazily complex, or so new that designers are still writing the rules as they go.
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Team Cadence, Cadence
Enabling shorter, more predictable PCB design cycles with better integration of component design and system-level simulation.
Latest Column: All Systems Go: Auto-Detecting Over- and Under-Derated Parts
Barry Olney, In-Circuit Design Pty. Ltd.
Barry focuses on advanced PCB design, signal integrity, and EMC design techniques.
Latest Column: Beyond Design: Integrating AI Into PCB Design Flow
Kim O'Neil, Prototron Circuits
Kim discusses the daily challenges of running an American PCB fabricaton facility.
Latest Column: Circuit Chronicles: It’s All About the Team
Matt Stevenson, Sunstone Circuits
Matt Stevenson covers solutions to help your PCB projects succeed.
Latest Column: Connect the Dots: Best Practices for Prototyping
John Talbot, Tramonto Circuits
John focuses on flex and rigid-flex PCB and PCBA technologies, as well as various global business, technical, and market aspects.
Dan Beaulieu, DB Management
Dan Beaulieu reviews new and classic books on succeeding in business.
Latest Column: Dan's Biz Bookshelf: Founder vs. Investor
Dana Korf, Korf Consultancy LLC
Dana's columns focus on IPC-2581 as well as PCB front-end tooling, data quality, DFM processes, etc.
Latest Column: Dana on Data: Filling the Gap When Tribal Knowledge Runs Out
Patrick Crawford, IPC
Patrick Crawford provides updates on IPC Design activities.
Vern Solberg, Consulting
This column will focus on technical issues related to PCB and Flex circuit design, etc.
Latest Column: Designer’s Notebook: DFM Principles for Flexible Circuits
Team Siemens, Siemens Digital Industries Software
Siemens explores the digital thread from concept to manufacturing.
John Watson, Altium
John Watson covers a variety of tips that designers need to know.
Latest Column: Elementary, Mr. Watson: Flex Designs—The Future and Beyond
Dan Feinberg, FeinLine Associates, Inc.
End-user technology and special features on end-user high technology products.
Joe Fjelstad, Verdant Electronics
As author of the Flexible Circuit Technology books, Joe covers everything to do with flexible interconnections in this column.
IPC Education Foundation, IPC
IPC Education Foundation updates on programs and activities.
Team NCAB, NCAB Group
A variety of field application engineers from NCAB Group's technical team explore fresh PCB concepts.
Dan Beaulieu, DB Management
This weekly column is focused on helping electronics companies enhance their professional and technical image through sales and marketing, and, of course, common sense.
Latest Column: It’s Only Common Sense: Doing Business the Elon Musk Way
John Coonrod, Rogers Corporation
John Coonrod offers PCB designers advice on modern laminates, with a focus on high-speed substrates.
Clive "Max" Maxfield, Clive Maxfield High-Tech Consulting
Max focuses on EDA tools, PCB design techniques, and innovative technologies of the past, present, and future.
Latest Column: Maxed Out: Component Search Engine is a Total Game Changer
John Mitchell, IPC
John will cover issues affecting the entire global electronics industry supply chain.
Tara Dunn, Averatek
When it comes to additive circuits, Tara really knows what she is talking about!
Latest Column: PCB Talk: Is DWM Just Another Buzzword?
Duane Benson, Screaming Circuits
Duane offers tips and tricks for PCB assembly issues.
Latest Column: Powerful Prototypes: Small Computer Modules
Istvan Novak, Samtec
Focusing on signal and power integrity issues related to PCB design and design engineering.
Latest Column: Quiet Power: 3D Effects in Power Distribution Networks
Team Electrolube, Electrolube
Team Electrolube illustrates the best PCB design practices for optimizing the conformal coating process.
Latest Column: Sensible Design: Automotive Conformal Coating Applications
Anaya Vardya, American Standard Circuits
This column strives to make all facets of printed circuit board technology clear and easy to understand.
Latest Column: Standard Of Excellence: The Products of the Future
Kelly Dack, EPTAC Corporation
Kelly’s column pursues the need for stakeholder advocacy in the printed circuit industry head-on, deliberating topics essential for helping one another achieve 100% acceptability in PCB engineering, design, procurement, sales, manufacturing, test and inspection.
Latest Column: Target Condition: Keeping Your Design on the Road
Mark Thompson, Out of the Box Manufacturing
Mark Thompson discusses PCB design from a fabricator's viewpoint, with a focus on DFM issues.
Latest Column: The Bare (Board) Truth: My Top Six Design Challenges
Mehul Davé, Linkage Technologies
Mehul's column explores issues surrounding globalization and the electronics supply chain.
Mike Buetow, Printed Circuit Engineering Association
This column is dedicated to providing news about PCB design classes and events, as well as helping engineers, designers, and anyone related to printed circuit design from around the globe to network and share information.
Chris Mitchell, IPC
In this column, IPC VP of Global Government Affairs Chris Mitchell and his team provide news and views on government policies that affect the electronics industry and its supply chain.
Team Elmatica, Elmatica
The PCB Norsemen from Elmatica share their knowledge, experience, technical advice, and thoughts about the fascinating world of PCBs.
Martyn Gaudion, Polar Instruments
In his column, Martyn discusses signal integrity and impedance design test.
Latest Column: The Pulse: Rough Roughness Reasoning
Andy Shaughnessy, I-Connect007
Andy Shaughnessy discusses topics that are important to the community of PCB designers and design engineers.
Latest Column: The Shaughnessy Report: Rigid-flex Design No Longer a Niche
Tim Haag, First Page Sage
Tim Haag discusses PCB design topics from his viewpoint as an EDA technologist and longtime board designer.
Latest Column: Tim’s Takeaways: How I Learned Advanced Design Strategies
Imran Valiani, RUSH PCB Inc.
Imran Valiani addresses ways to get products to market as quickly as possible.
Latest Column: Time to Market: Ten Ways to Bring Your Product to Market