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

June 11, 2021 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

This week’s can’t miss news items touch all the bases—unlike Pittsburgh Pirates Rookie Ke’Bryan Hayes, who didn’t touch all the bases on Tuesday night’s game, and had his home run revoked.

ExpressPCB Plus 3.0 Adds Functionality, SnapEDA Integration

June 10, 2021 | I-Connect007 Editorial Team

ExpressPCB has recently released version 3.0 of its ExpressPCB and Express PCB Plus PCB design tools. The I-Connect007 Editorial Team recently spoke with Michael Hebda, product manager for ExpressPCB. He offered a walk-through of the new Plus version 3.0 and explained how the new enhancements enable PCB designers to potentially cut hours or days off their design cycle.



Connect the Dots: There is No ‘Final’ Frontier for PCB Design

June 10, 2021 | Matt Stevenson, Sunstone Circuits

Our ongoing mission: To explore more manufacturable designs, to seek out higher-quality boards and enhanced functionality, to boldly design PCBs that no one has designed...

Beyond Design: High-Speed Serial Link PCB Design

June 10, 2021 | Barry Olney, In-Circuit Design Pty. Ltd.

Serial communication has been used long before computers ever existed. The telegraph system using Morse code is one of the first digital modes of communication. All you need is two connections, which makes it simple and relatively...

Consider This: Designing Via-in-Pad for Higher Density Flexible Circuits

May 31, 2021 | John Talbot, Tramonto Circuits

For flex circuit designs with high layer counts utilizing high density outer layers, the extra area utilized for separate pads and SMT components, severely limits the available space for trace fan out. By designing via-in-pad in flex...

Design007 Magazine — Space and Trace, the Final Frontier Featuring:

  • Star Trek, the Original Series: An Homage from a Fan, by Happy Holden
  • My Life in PCB Design, by Cherie Litson
  • Hewlett-Packard’s Adoption—and Controversy—of Plated Through-Holes, by Clyde F. Coombs
  • The Trouble with Tribbles, by Dana Korf
  • There is No Final Frontier for PCB Design, by Matt Stevenson
  • It’s FR-4, Jim, But Not as We Know It! by Alun Morgan
  • Star Trek: Laying a Path for Technology of Tomorrow, Today, by Alex Belelovsky
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