In today’s global value chains, data exchange and re-reuse are vital to support collaboration and productivity. But most data formats are proprietary. For any organization with an extensive database of ECAD data, the need for data migration will eventually arise.
The benefits of developing all boards of a system concurrently on a single CAD canvas. Stacking PCBs, as opposed to connecting with cables, in multi-board design is a current and highly popular trend, as manufacturing costs are reduced and reliability improved.
Double Data Rate 5 (DDR5) is the next-generation standard for random-access memory (RAM). The new specification promises to bring chips that have much higher performance than the existing DDR4 modules, as well as lower power consumption. Let us show you how you can be first to market with DDR5!
With every software release, you’ll find hundreds of enhancements, and CR-8000 Design Force 2019 is not an exception. Some are flashy and exciting, while others are, well, more utilitarian. But each and every one of them makes the product better. In this post, I’ll review my favorite 6 new routing enhancements in CR-8000 Design Force 2019.
To keep a good high-speed signal quality from driver to receiver on a PCB is not an easy task for designers. One of the most challenging issues is managing the propagation delay and relative time delay mismatches. Let me take you through the process...
What IC designers do to help us route high-speed PCBs
PCB designers typically have little or no experience with SPICE applications. No worries, follow along with me and get to know your SPICEs!
Do you know what a »Yogi-ism« is? Yogi-ism goes back to the name of the late Yogi Berra (1925 – 2015), an American professional baseball catcher, who was an 18-time All-Star and won 10 World Series championships – more than any other player in MLB history. After his career as a player, he turned to coaching, where he became famous for his “impromptu pithy comments, malapropisms, and seemingly unintentional witticisms, known as Yogi-isms”
Every day, more and more of our lives become connected with IoT technology. With billions of smart products already out there.
Did you know the expression ‘crosstalk’ stems from the days of telephone exchanges, as staffed by operators connecting parties who could sometimes and unintentionally hear someone else’s conversation? The talk was, literally, crossing over from one line to another.
Believe it or not, you can use your Circuit Block Library for architectural planning too!
In part 1 of this blog we took a back-to-basics approach and discussed line impedance and its effects in signal integrity. As every electrical conductor comprises capacitance, an inductance, and a frequency-dependent ohmic resistance, and with increasing frequencies, these electrical characteristics will influence and distort the signal.
Impedance and impedance control are some of the oldest and most discussed topics in PCB design. They are especially important in high-speed design related to signal integrity. In this, the first of a two-part blog, we’ll go back to the basics of impedance/impedance control and consider what influences line impedance. In part two, we’ll set about controlling it.
It’s not often you spend your work day laughing AND learning. But that’s how it went for Zuken Europe’s first foray into filming videos with our customers.
Well, there’s no doubt about it: Developing circuit boards is getting more complex. Demand for faster data speeds is increasing. Boards are becoming more dense. Requirements call for the latest protocols and devices. Packaging constraints call for multi-board and flex-board systems. The surest sign of escalating board complexity lies in the fact that few are designed by a single engineer. Today, most require the coordination of many engineers instead. And overall, this trend shows no sign of abating. Board complexity looks like it will only get worse...
PCB designers working with advanced and complex designs are constantly pushing the boundaries to satisfy the signal integrity of routed differential pairs and busses. Those who work with flexible and flex-rigid PCB designs are perhaps the most demanding of all. A while ago, the introduction of the curved corner style for routing trunks in CADSTAR made a big difference to this group of users.