Feb 14, 2020

EMA Design Automation will present a free Webinar at 2 PM Eastern on February 27, 2020. SI/PI Model Extraction: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask will provide attendees with the latest techniques and advances in model extraction to ensure complete and accurate analysis of your designs. 

Analysis and verification of your designs before production is a must-have these days. As designs become more sophisticated so do the complexity of the models needed to properly characterize design behavior. Approximations of design parasitics and interconnect effects are no longer "good enough." Extraction provides a way for design teams to accurately model critical interconnect and parasitic effects to develop a true digital representation of design behavior. …

Feb 07, 2020

Global Electronic Contract Design Engineering Market Size, Share 2020-2023: Explains Recent Trend and Future Growth, Feasibility, Regional Outlook and Future Forecast

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Worldwide "Electronic Contract Design Engineering" Market report 2020 sheds light on key attributes of industry which incorporates market dynamics and growth of Electronic Contract Design Engineering industry in upcoming years. This report also provides in-depth information of Top key players, Types and Applications and geographically analysis and contains…

Feb 04, 2020

Istvan Novak

DesignCon, the nation’s largest event for chip, board, and systems design engineers, today announced Istvan Novak, Principal Signal and Power Integrity Engineer, Samtec, as the 2020 winner of its prestigious Engineer of the Year Award. The Engineer of the Year Award recognizes the best of the best in engineering and new product advancements at the chip, board, or system level. Each year, the award winner receives a $1,000 grant or scholarship to present to the educational institution of their choice. Novak has selected to donate to the Radio Club of the Technical University of Budapest…

Jan 15, 2020

EMA Design Automation, a full-service provider and innovator of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) solutions, today announced CADSync™, providing a streamlined way to accurately pass high-fidelity design data and changes between Cadence PCB and SOLIDWORKS. “ This patent pending technology provides native bidirectional collaboration and traceability,” said Manny Marcano, president and CEO of EMA. “ Design teams can now work in concert for early communication and data sharing, enabling them to successfully launch mechatronic products on time and on budget.”

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Jan 10, 2020

This article was written by Nolan Johnson with PCB007.  Original source

I recently spoke with Lawrence Romine, VP of corporate marketing at Altium, about what he thinks design customers need to know and the importance of education and communication between designers and manufacturers.

Nolan Johnson: Given what Altium is working on and developing and what you're hearing from your customers about the cloud, etc., look at the next 12–24 months. What do your design customers need to learn and know to be successful in the future?

Lawrence Romine: That's an…

Dec 20, 2019

“How many here can remember manually taped artworks?” No more than three hands were raised in an audience of over 230 at the AltiumLive 2019 European PCB Design Summit in Frankfurt, Germany, as IPC Advanced Certified Interconnect Designer Carl Schattke introduced his keynote, entitled “Making and Breaking the Rules.”

Carl Shattke

Schattke had learned PCB layout as his father’s apprentice, hand-taping several hundred PCB designs in the 1970s and 1980s before becoming a CAD user with a Protel system—the precursor of Altium. He also ran a design bureaux , starting up a company designing acceleration systems for computer…

Dec 17, 2019

PCB Design Software Market to Witness Rapid Expansion during 2019-2026 Focusing on Leading Players Mentor Graphics, Cadence, Zuken, Altium, CadSoft

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This report provides detailed business profiles, project feasibility analysis, SWOT analysis, and several other details about the key companies operating in the Global PCB Design Software Market, presents a detailed analytical account of the market’s competitive landscape. The report also overviews the impact of recent developments in the market and the market’s future growth prospects.…

Dec 11, 2019

Today Altium launched the next evolution of easy, modern and powerful PCB design software: Altium Designer 20. Spanning more than two decades of electronic design innovation, Altium Designer 20 improves the design experience with a faster schematic editor, high-speed design and enhanced interactive router capabilities enabling faster board design.

“Most of my design time is spent on routing. The new routing capability in AD20 will save me at least 40% of design time,” said Mark Ross, an Electronics Designer at Progressive Dynamics, Inc. “If I was not already an Altium Designer user, I'd switch just for the new routing capability."

New and advanced capabilities include:

  • Best in class interactive routing - new “push & shove’’…
Dec 02, 2019

I-Connect007 editors Andy Shaughnessy and Nolan Johnson recently spoke with Lee Ritchey of Speeding Edge about the direction of PCB design. Lee also discusses some of the changes that he has seen in this industry over the past 40 years and some of the technological drivers that are causing designers to think more like electrical engineers than ever before.

Lee Ritchey Speaking

Andy Shaughnessy: Lee, can you start with a 30,000-foot view of the PCB design? You said you have an example of how drastically speeds have increased in the last 25 years.

Lee Ritchey: When I…

Nov 26, 2019

Introduced by Lawrence Romine, Altium’s VP of corporate marketing, as a “low impedance presenter with a passion for his topic,” Rick Hartley delivered the opening keynote at the AltiumLive 2019 European PCB Design Summit in Frankfurt, Germany. His inspirational, relaxed style—founded on the wisdom of 50 years of experience in printed circuit design and his expertise in resolving noise, electromagnetic interference, and signal integrity issues—encouraged the packed audience to listen, observe, and understand.

“Now the learning begins!” Hartley recalled his first couple of years after graduation when he was able to get by on what he had learned in college, although it became increasingly apparent that there were things he didn’t understand. He had been accumulating knowledge ever…