I-Connect007 Editor’s Choice: Five Must-Reads for the Week

July 19, 2024 | Andy Shaughnessy, PCBDesign007

Are you ready for the weekend? Fin de semana? I think we all are! In this week’s roundup, we have one article on what it takes to thrive in the industry today, as well as an interview that discusses one student’s drive to succeed as a PCB designer. We also have an article by our newest columnist, Tom Yang, who introduces us to his family-owned PCB company. Columnist Hanna Grace brings us an interview with her mentor, and Anaya Vardya continues his UHDI coverage with an article that explains UHDI’s use in the RF/microwave arena.

Fresh PCB Concepts: Understanding Your Export-controlled PCBs

July 18, 2024 | Team NCAB, Fresh PCB Concepts

There’s a lot of confusion in the industry about how to handle and manage export-controlled PCBs. Navigating this landscape can be daunting, but understanding the key regulations and restrictions is crucial for compliance and efficient production. With U.S. factories reaching capacity in many areas, many people don’t realize they can export PCBs controlled by Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and in many cases, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). They should be aware there is rigorous compliance in place and that the U.S. government sanctions these exports.


The Shaughnessy Report: Mechatronics—Designers Need to Know It All

July 12, 2024 | Andy Shaughnessy, The Shaughnessy Report

When I was growing up, the term “know it all” was considered an insult. But PCB designers and design engineers of the future will need to know almost everything about the board, the system, and the final product. Tomorrow’s...

The New Chapter: Artificial Intelligence in PCB Design

July 8, 2024 | Hannah Grace & Paige Fiet, The New Chapter

With the rapid advancements in modern technology, a new era of PCB design is emerging, which includes the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). AI and ML have been all the rage in the news as they are becoming...

Beyond Design: Termination Planning

June 24, 2024 | Barry Olney, Beyond Design

The characteristic impedance of a transmission refers to the impedance seen by a driver looking down an infinitely long trace. Interestingly, the characteristic impedance is independent of trace length. It’s a measure of the ratio...

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