The Pulse: Fitting Physics to Fact

November 28, 2022 | Martyn Gaudion, Polar Instruments

In an ideal world you would use “perfect” materials that behave in a truly predictable way, but the realities of engineering mean that compromise is always needed—and so the desire of the purist for “absolute perfection” has to be balanced with the skill of the engineer in designing product to be “good enough” for the specific application.

An Opportunity to Give Thanks

November 24, 2022 | Andy Shaughnessy, PCB Design007

I-Connect007 wants to take this opportunity to give thanks to so many people that make "the magic" happen day in and day out. Thanksgiving is a time, of course, to give thanks for the bounty that we enjoy, and that couldn't be truer each day for the support we receive in editorial, advertising, and marketing of our daily, weekly, and monthly publications. It's a pleasure to contribute to the industry—and to receive contributions. Read our Thanksgiving message and then enjoy your turkey day.



Tim’s Takeaways: What More Do We Need to Know?

November 22, 2022 | Tim Haag, First Page Sage

Although it’s been more years than I care to admit, I still remember very clearly the class on careers that I was required to take in junior high school. On a table in the front of the class were several boxes filled with all...

Fresh PCB Concepts: Copper Coin for Dissipating Heat

November 17, 2022 | Team NCAB, NCAB Group

Are you trying to fit more high-power parts on your board, but can’t find the proper heat management technique? With more high-power components there is a need for increased thermal management. When you’ve tried everything...

All Systems Go: Auto-Detecting Over- and Under-Derated Parts

November 17, 2022 | Team Cadence, Cadence

There are many reasons why a design may fail in the field. How painful would it be if it turned out that a catastrophic failure was caused by a one-cent part, such as an innocuous resistor that was stressed beyond its specified...

A Fight to the Physics Featuring:

  • The Physics of PCB Design, a conversation with Eric Bogatin
  • My Experience With Maxwell, by Happy Holden
  • Electronics vs. Physics: Why Vias Don’t Get Hot, by Doug Brooks and Johannes Adam
  • Forget What You Were Taught, by Barry Olney
  • Fitting Physics to Fact, by Martyn Gaudion
  • Physics, Electrical Engineering, and PCB Design, by Tamara Jovanovic
Copyright © 2022 I-Connect007 | IPC Publishing Group Inc. All rights reserved.