I was just chatting with the guys and gals at Limata. These clever little scamps specialize in creating affordable laser direct imaging (LDI) solutions for printed circuit boards (PCBs). The exciting news is that they are about to turn the industry on its head because they’ve just introduced the ability to LDI the solder mask — all … Read More → "Laser Imaging PCB Solder Masks is a Game Changer"
Most people are familiar with the TNG concept, which sprang from the original Star Trek TV series being rebranded as “Star Trek: The Original Series” when its shiny successor “Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG)” appeared on the scene (no pun intended). Well, I’ve just been introduced to the next generation (TNG) of design for test (DFT).
“The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.” — Eric Hoffer
It’s not often that you get to solve two problems at once. Or that one product serves two markets simultaneously. But that’s the clever business strategy behind a new search engine that helps PCB designers find component footprints while also giving component … Read More → "A Google for Components"
“Cloud Computing is not only the Future of Computing, but the Present and Entire Past of Computing” – Larry Ellison
In this week’s episode of EE Journal’s Fish Fry podcast, we investigate a new era of PCB design with Leigh Gawne (Chief Software Architect for Altium). Leigh joins us to discuss the details of Altium 365 and how this cloud-based platform for PCB … Read More → "Native Connectivity: Bridging the Global Design Gap with Altium 365"
This week’s Fish Fry podcast is a virtual grab bag of electronic engineering goodness! In our first segment, I investigate how a group of researchers at the University of Richmond taught a group of rats how to drive and why this research could help us better understand neuroplasticity and neuropsychiatric conditions in humans. Next, Mike Walmsley (TE Connectivity) joins me to discuss the importance of interconnect standardization and … Read More → "Keeping Pace: Interconnect Standards, Racing Rats, and Combatting COBOL Craziness"
“If the power supplies aren’t happy, nothing else in the system is happy” – Ken Grob, Elma Electronic
What do drone dodgeball, chassis management, and RF and optical backplane standards have in common? This week’s Fish Fry podcast of course! First, we check out how the University of Zurich is changing the course of drone development with a little help from event cameras, specialized … Read More → "How Happy is Your Chassis?"