RF and Microwave PCB Design with John Bushie from ASC

March 20, 2018 Judy Warner

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Overview: What material do I use? Many PCB designers ask this question. This is an episode about RF and Microwave PCB Design as well as Design for Manufacturing or DFM and it will help you to understand material choices and where to get answers about high speed laminates. Join John Bushie, Director of Technology at American Standard Circuits and Altium's Judy Warner in a discussion about High Speed laminates and the exciting world of RF/Microwave PCBs.


Show Highlights:

  • John and Anaya's new book on iConnect007 about RF/Microwave PCBs
  • You can design something that meets IPC standards and still have problems.
  • What kind of material do you need? That depends.
  • There's what you simulate, and then there's physics. Physics trumps theory.
  • PCB101, a manufacturing educational experience pioneered at ASC


Links and Resources:

American Standard Circuits website

The Printed Circuit Designer's Guide to Fundamentals of RF/Microwave PCBs

The Printed Circuit Designer's Guide to Flex and Rigid-Flex Fundamentals

John Bushie on Linkedin





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About the Author

Judy Warner

Judy Warner has held a unique variety of roles in the electronics industry since 1984. She has a deep background in PCB Manufacturing, RF and Microwave PCBs and Contract Manufacturing with a focus on Mil/Aero applications in technical sales and marketing. She has been a blogger, writer, contributor and journalist for several industry publications such as Microwave Journal, The PCB Magazine, The PCB Design Magazine, PDCF&A and IEEE Microwave Magazine and is an active member of multiple IPC Designers Council chapters. In March 2017, Warner became the Director of Community Engagement for Altium and was immediately tasked with the launch of Altium’s monthly On Track Newsletter. She was also instrumental in launching AltiumLive 2017: Annual PCB Design Summit in San Diego and Munich, a newly founded annual Altium User Conference. Her passion is providing resources, supporting and advocating for PCB Designers around the world and acting as brand ambassador for Altium.

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