Mid-market users are driving richer features and cost competition into PCB design software like never before, largely thanks to the Internet of Things.
The introduction of the DDR4 memory-bus standard will allow system designers to meet aggressive performance targets for their next-generation systems. But the changes required to support the higher datarates of DDR4 place stringent demands on the PCB designer.
A coordinated design methodology fine-tunes chip-to-package PCB layout and routing that involves high-integration devices.
Fighter pilots have long trusted highly sophisticated automation. That’s how you can meet the challenges posed by advanced PCB design techniques.
Decoupling capacitor counts are increasing as PCBs deploy more advanced silicon. But you can use automated analysis to bring counts and costs under control.
Early use of design for manufacturing can capture PCB yield issues related to pads, copper distribution, same net slivers and more
Speeding up electronics design by learning lessons in increasing parallelism from computer science.
Advanced PCB and IC technologies have to be matched with advanced design and analysis tools if companies are going to produce board designs that are right first time, on time.
The earlier in a design cycle a decision can be made, the shorter the development time and the lower the development cost. This is probably the most important product development principle, and is especially true when interconnects are not transparent and signal or power integrity could be holding back performance. You must find, fix and […]
Length matching within a differential pair can be one of the more tedious tasks facing a PCB designer. This article describes how a team at communications and consumer electronics semiconductor company Broadcom overcame this by using the automation options available within their design tools. While the article describes automation tailored to a specific task, the […]