2014 Technical Webinar Series

Schedule

Panel, Wire and Harness Design Webinars

PCB Based System Design Webinars

Engineering Library and Data Management

October 29: The Essentials for Successful Multi-Site Design

 

Panel, Wire and Harness Design Webinars

Detect wire and component tolerance violations in the early design phase while reducing costs!

Hans-Peter BleherHans-Peter Bleher, Senior Applications Engineer

Component tolerance violations can lead to design errors causing field recalls of vehicles and equipment. The correction of these errors typically require very high efforts and costs. Another related problem is over engineering a product leading to excessive product cost impacting its competitiveness. Most tools are not electrically aware and that is the problem.

This webinar will explore the benefits of an electrically aware design solution. Some systems may already check automatically if, for example, the wire cross-section used can be connected to the connector used, and whether the needed crimp parts are available, or if there is a short in the schematic. But this is not enough! Your design tool must verify that components are operating within design tolerances.

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Avoid panel design errors with a connected circuit diagram and panel layout

Hans-Peter BleherHans-Peter Bleher, Senior Applications Engineer

When selecting panel components, it’s often impossible to tell if they are correct until the manufacturing process begins. With a direct connection between the circuit diagram and panel layout such errors are recognized much earlier and thereby avoided. Precisely calculated wire lengths with checked wire cross-sections enables wires to be labeled and assembled in advance. This leads to a dramatic reduction in wiring time. Interfaces to labeling systems, drilling and milling machines as well as the automated cutting of cable ducts and mounting rails delivers additional rationalization potential.

Please join us for this interactive technical webinar where panel design will be discussed and demonstrated. Insure that the panel is designed correctly by using a connected circuit and panel layout solution.

Electrically aware design provided by E3.series makes it easy.

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PCB Based System Design Webinars

Power integrity essentials for the PCB design process

Griff DerryberryGriff Derryberry, Senior Applications Engineer

PCB power integrity is impacting design quality like never before. A power integrity problem can be be difficult to detect and recreate causing delivery delays.

This webinar presents the tools and techniques and best practices to achieving a good power integrity implementation. By defining key concepts, showing example layouts, and using PI analysis tools to help better understand PI effects attendees will be armed with essential information that will help them improve the power integrity aspects of their design.

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Avoiding Poor FPGA I/O Assignments with a PCB Co-design Process

Nikola Kontic, Business Development Manager

Nikola KonticPoor I/O planning can not only negatively impact the timing characteristics of your design, but also make the PCB unroutable. Ever-growing device pin counts, along with pin assignment rules, make the problem even more challenging.

This webinar will demonstrate a design flow where co-design of the FPGA or other programmable devices and board layout can provide an optimized result painlessly. This includes library part creation, schematic entry, I/O optimization and pin assignment management during board layout. Attendees will see how to improve their design process and the development of programmable devices in parallel to the PCB design.

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Eliminate DDR3 Timing Errors with Constraint-based Routing

Griff Derryberry, Senior Applications Engineer

Griff DerryberryDDR3 memory is widely used and yet one of the most problematic aspects of the manufacturing process. A less than optimized DDR3 implementation can cause sporadic failures during manufacturing and in the field.

This webinar explores how to realize a high quality DDR3 system using constraints and validate the design’s timing margins. Starting with schematics, we create what-if scenarios, enter constraints, and review initial eye diagrams. Next, we use the constraints to guide placement and routing. Finally, with constraints met, we perform signal integrity analysis and verify that setup/hold margins are honored.

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I/O Optimization with 3D SoC, SiP, and PCB co-design

Steve Watt, Senior Applications Engineer

Steve WattPCB design is seeing a convergence of chip, package and board. A poor package I/O design can negatively impact the PCB routing and timings. But each design operate within its own domain or toolset making optimization difficult.

This webinar will identify typical disconnects in the chip, package, and board design environment. Methods will be presented to optimize interconnects, improve design collaboration, and enable signal traceability and analysis across the complete system.

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Product Based Virtual Prototyping Just Got Easy

Nikola Kontic, Business Development Manager

Nikola KonticThe most successful products compete on multiple fronts – cost, functionality, appearance, weight, size, etc. But how do you validate that your detailed design can meet the product requirements without building a prototype? The most efficient time to make product trade-offs (e.g. 2 PCBs versus 3 PCBs or how small can we go?) is during the planning phase or pre-detailed design phase. Product based virtual prototyping allows for multi-domain design exploration and product requirement validation before entering the detailed design phase. A problem found in the detailed design phase is typically a costly one.

The webinar will demonstrate a multi-domain planning process that is seamlessly connected to the design process. The result is an optimized product planning phase with the output used to initiate the product design phase. The product development cycle will be shortened with lower costs and effort in the overall product design.

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PCB Design using an engineering knowledge base

Craig Armenti, Senior Technical Marketing Manager for PCB Products

Craig ArmentiPCB design processes are becoming more complex. Documenting and realizing best practices across your organization can be difficult. The inability to capture your organization's design IP can be costly. This knowledge should be captured and leveraged across your organization.

During this webinar, we will demonstrate how to create, manage and grow an engineering knowledge base, and use that information to greatly improve your PCB design process.

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Avoid PCB & enclosure collisions with 3D product visualization

Craig Armenti, Senior Technical Marketing Manager for PCB Products

Craig ArmentiMany companies cite ECAD / MCAD design synchronization as a significant product design challenge. Enclosures are shrinking and shapes are becoming more complex. Placing multi-PCB configurations in these complex enclosures leaves little room for error. It is estimated that 50% of complex products require at least one additional PCB fabrication to address electro-mechanical issues. 3D product visualization is the solution.

This webinar will present an approach to make ECAD / MCAD collaboration part of your standard design process. Easily import MCAD data and orient multiple PCBs within the enclosure and detect collisions. Make corrections and re-analyze.

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The Essentials for Successful Multi-Site Design

 

October 29 - 11:00 AM PST, 2:00 PM EST

The Essentials for Successful Multi-Site Design

Shawn Larson, Senior Application Engineer (e-PLM), Zuken USA, Inc

Shawn LarsonMulti-site or enterprise-level design has become a fact of life in today’s electronics industry. More companies are opening design centers across the globe and collaborating with 3rd party design and manufacturing houses than ever before, introducing challenges and sometimes unintended consequences to the design engineering process.

This webinar explores the tools and processes necessary to implement a successful multi-site or enterprise electronic design engineering flow. Factors to consider include IP management, library synchronization, design data sharing, and configuration control during work-in-process. Attendees will learn some of the common pitfalls of a multi-site operation and how to overcome them.

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