System Codesign

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
David Wiens is Business Development Manager for the System Design Division at Mentor Graphics.

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
Featured image PCB Design for the mid-market

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
Simulated eye diagram of PAM3 signal for automotive Ethernet

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.
May 18, 2015
SMT p&p machine featured image - 8 rules for PCB manufacturing

Eight steps for efficient PCB manufacturing and assembly – Part One

First in a two-part series, describing critical rules that should underpin PCB manufacturing, and how new technologies overcome increasing complexity.
July 25, 2014
Bundles help group signals on package pinouts

Multi-fabric planning for more efficient PCB design

A coordinated design methodology fine-tunes chip-to-package PCB layout and routing that involves high-integration devices.
June 30, 2014
Future of thermal simulation

The future of thermal simulation for electronics products

Complexity and the increasing use of thermal analysis software by non-expert designers demands new approaches for chip and PCB implementations.
April 8, 2014
Randall Myers is an Xpedition Flow technical marketing engineer at Mentor Graphics

Straighten up and fly right

Fighter pilots have long trusted highly sophisticated automation. That’s how you can meet the challenges posed by advanced PCB design techniques.
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March 27, 2014
Julian Coates is the director of business development for Mentor Graphics Valor division.

Make best-practice lean NPI for PCB a reality

Shifting DFM validation earlier in the flow speeds NPI, cuts respins and gives you a critical edge.
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