Design Integrity

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.
April 15, 2015
AIDT allows automated timing-alignment of PCB traces

Layout automation and simulation support DDR4 at lower system cost

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.
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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.
June 10, 2014
High-speed I/O eye diagram - thumbnail

Zeroing in on the problems of fast board-level interconnect

A panel session at DAC 2014 focused on the problems of high-speed, board-level interconnect and the roles of codesign and power integrity in solving them.
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 19, 2014
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Bring decaps under control with automated analysis

Decoupling capacitor counts are increasing as PCBs deploy more advanced silicon. But you can use automated analysis to bring counts and costs under control.
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March 6, 2014
Richard Goering, senior manager of technical communications, Cadence

Henny Youngman’s advice to PCB designers

In a standing-room-only talk at the recent DesignCon conference, Eric Bogatin explained why comedian Henny Youngman could help them with signal integrity on PCBs.
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