A coordinated design methodology fine-tunes chip-to-package PCB layout and routing that involves high-integration devices.
Complexity and the increasing use of thermal analysis software by non-expert designers demands new approaches for chip and PCB implementations.
Fighter pilots have long trusted highly sophisticated automation. That’s how you can meet the challenges posed by advanced PCB design techniques.
Shifting DFM validation earlier in the flow speeds NPI, cuts respins and gives you a critical edge.
Forty six companies have joined the consortium developing the increasingly important IPC-2581 data transfer standard for PCB designs.
An increasingly important concept in design is that of product creation. An approach based on product creation looks beyond chip or board design.
Early use of design for manufacturing can capture PCB yield issues related to pads, copper distribution, same net slivers and more
MCAD integration provides the means for designers to test the mechanical compatibility of a PCB design – for cooling performance as well as whether the layout will fit into an enclosure without problems.
New tools and standards encourage communication between the electrical and mechanical domains, says Pawel Chadzynski. Most major electronics companies have separate electrical (ECAD) and mechanical (MCAD) design organizations. Efficient collaboration between these teams throughout the PCB design process can significantly reduce cycle times, lower the risk of re-spins, and improve quality. The first challenge to […]
Floorplanning informed by thermal analysis can significantly improve PCB layouts, writes Robin Bornoff The number of PCB design constraints seems ever increasing. The risk that a design will fail either functional performance or reliability goals grows for each generation. One increasingly popular trade-off addresses a balance between thermal compliance and signal integrity. Components with high […]