Sep 30, 2019

In PCB design,. there are many risks if your library and component data are not managed efficiently and effectively. Inefficiency occurs when multiple users define and create components in their own way or style, which can also lead to redundant component definitions being used across multiple libraries. This in turn, when no standardized template is used, can lead to inaccurate and incomplete component data and a lack of visibility into component status.

Altium Concord Pro is a state-of-the-art on-premise library and component management product that you’ll want to incorporate into your workflow to minimize those risks, and ultimately reduce costs.

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  • Dedicated Access to a single Source of Truth for…
Sep 27, 2019

Are PCB designers ready for a world of printed electronics? If not, it might be prudent to start thinking about moving beyond traditional PCB design and considering how to approach this rapidly growing market.

While there has been a lot of hope and hype around printed electronics, the market is finally catching up to the technology. The printed and flexible electronics market is expected to hit more than $73 billion by 2027, according to IDTechEx.

Much of this market includes organic light emitting diodes and conductive ink that’s used in a broad range of applications. It’s also being driven by the Internet of Things, which demands low-cost, lightweight technologies.

At their core, designs for traditional PCBs and printed…

Sep 17, 2019

A silkscreen layer is often deemed unimportant in the whole PCB assembly process because it has no direct impact on the electrical functionality of a PCB. As a result, little attention is usually given to the silkscreen compared to the great value it brings and the importance it holds.

Silkscreen serves as a means of providing information about a PCB. It is mainly used for PCB identification and labeling, with zero connection to the electrical functionality of the PCB.

The silkscreen simply refers to the printed text on a PCB board containing information regarding the PCB assembly process, especially in the placement of components such as the references, identifiers and also the company logos.

The silkscreen is usually used on the component side to identify…

Sep 15, 2019

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has announced today that it has developed what is believed to be the world's first* compact metal corrosion sensor small enough to be mounted on printed circuit boards. The new sensor utilizes metal corrosion monitoring technology developed by Mitsubishi Electric that detects the degree of corrosion of metal components caused by corrosive gases such as sulfur compounds in the atmosphere. The deployment of multiple sensors with different levels of corrosion resistance allows the degree of corrosion to be detected in stages, helping to prevent equipment failure. Mitsubishi Electric plans to deploy the new technology across its own industrial equipment portfolio.

Sep 04, 2019

Rogers Corporation is exhibiting at the upcoming PCB West show. The PCB West exhibition will be held on September 10, 2019 at the Santa Clara Convention Center (Santa Clara, California). Visitors will find plenty of the latest high-performance circuit materials from Rogers Corp. at booth 201.

The PCB West Conference and Exhibition (www.pcbwest.com) is one of the electronic industry’s major events for PCB design, fabrication and assembly.

Rogers Presentation

John Coonrod, Rogers’ technical marketing manager, will present “An Overview of Glass-Weave Effect for PCB-Based RF and High-Speed Digital Applications” on Tuesday, September 10, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. during the free sessions.  This presentation will include an overview of basic PCB…

Sep 02, 2019

PCB Design Software Market 2019 Global Analysis, Industry Size, Share Leaders, Current Status by Major Key vendors and Trends by Forecast to 2023

According to Market Research Future, the user PCB Design Software market has been segmented into Design Complexity, type, deployment type, industry, and region. PCB Design Software Market, Design Complexity (Low end, Medium end, High end), Type (PCB Layout, Schematic Capture), Deployment Type (On-cloud, On-Premise), Industry (Transportation, Consumer Electronics, Telecommunications), Industry – Forecast till 2023.

Global PCB Design Software Market: Overview

Market Research Future (MRFR) has published a detailed report stating that the global PCB design software market is…

Aug 28, 2019

According to a new market report published by Lucintel, the future of the PCB market looks promising with opportunities in the computer/peripherals, communications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, and military/aerospace industries. The global PCB market is expected to reach an estimated $89.7 billion by 2024 with a CAGR of 4.3% from 2019 to 2024. The major growth drivers for this market are increasing demand for PCB in the communication industry, growth in connected devices, and advancement in automotive electronics.

In this market, different types of PCB such as standard multilayer, flexible, HDI/microvia/build-up, IC substrate, rigid 1-2 sided, rigid-flex, others are used as substrate. On the basis of comprehensive research, Lucintel forecasts that standard…

Aug 27, 2019

Today, IoT products are demanding higher frequencies and wider bandwidths than ever. Designs for devices like smartphones, tablets, laptops, and wearables will soon operate in a new spectrum with emerging 5G technologies. Meeting the challenges of 5G in RF PCB design requires an RF-centric design flow and support.

In this unique infographic, designers will learn what they need to meet the RF design challenges associated with 5G technology and how to accelerate your product design with a flow that not only understands RF design but also features capabilities that are specific to RF, from schematic to layout.

To download this paper by Mentor, a Siemens business, 

Aug 26, 2019

Altium achieved double digit revenue growth and expanded its profit margins in the year ended 30 June 2019.  This is robust confirmation of the underlying power of the Group’s "Line and Length" strategy to simultaneously:

- Increase revenue by 20% per annum

- Expand EBITDA margins

- Invest in strategic growth opportunities

Operating revenue was a record $171.8 million (growth of 23.1%) for the financial year ended 30 June 2019.  Altium profit margins achieved record levels with a 41.1% increase in net profit after tax to $52.9 million, generating earnings per share (EPS) of US 40.57 cents.  EBITDA margin was 36.5% for the fiscal year (36.6% on an underlying basis).

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Aug 26, 2019

 Altium LLC, the leading provider of electronic design solutions, today announced the AltiumLive 2019: Annual PCB Design Summit in San Diego, California from Oct. 9-11. AltiumLive 2019 brings together several hundred designers, engineers, supply chain professionals, makers, students, and industry leaders in one location where they can expand their knowledge, connect with fellow professionals, and get inspired by the innovators that are altering the landscape of our world. 

"We designed AltiumLive, the industry's only conference dedicated exclusively to PCB design, with the sole purpose of building a community of electronics professionals. Now in its third year, the conference has more than tripled in size and our community continues to grow," said …