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February 27, 2018
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Tackling the design challenges of PCIe 5.0

Moving up to PCIe 5.0 speeds demands rethinking everything from silicon design through choice of PCB material and connectors up to track layout and validation.
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October 18, 2017
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How Channel Operating Margin helps Gigabit Ethernet PCB analysis

The COM methodology is being extended and more widely adopted across high-speed designs thanks to deeper tool integration.
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May 15, 2017
Dr Walden Rhines is Chairman and CEO of Mentor - A Siemens Business

The Wally Rhines interview – Part Two: AI, automotive and security

This second part looks at Mentor's views on flow neutrality, how DRS360 was born, machine learning and the threat from embedded Trojans.
May 10, 2017
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The basic PCB rules for a successful IoT design

Seven core considerations will help you realize your PCB for the Internet of Things more effectively.
December 29, 2016
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A reliability checklist for the Connected World

Reliability is growing to match security as a key challenge for PCB design. These tools and techniques will help you rise to it.
September 28, 2016
XP NanoFlex PSUs moved the fan into the middle of the enclosure

Noise and manufacturing concerns control design for power-module makers

Keeping noise levels down was one of the priorities for two companies working independently on configurable power supplies – but without compromising DFM and thermal performance.
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February 11, 2016

Where tools end and best practices begin

Learn how you can benchmark your design practices against the most successful players in the PCB market - and why you should.
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May 28, 2015
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PCB tool innovation from the middle out

Mid-market users are driving richer features and cost competition into PCB design software like never before, largely thanks to the Internet of Things.
May 26, 2015
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Simulation predicts performance of automotive Ethernet

Ethernet is set to become one of the key communications standards for automotive. Early system-level simulation lets designers gauge performance before moving to hardware prototypes.
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May 22, 2015
Eight steps for efficient PCB manufacturing and assembly - Part Two

Eight steps for efficient PCB manufacturing and assembly – Part Two

Second in a two-part series, describing critical rules that should underpin PCB manufacturing, and how new technologies overcome increasing complexity.

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