Kella Knack

Kella Knack is Vice President of Marketing for Speeding Edge, a company engaged in training, consulting and publishing on high speed design topics such as signal integrity analysis, PCB Design ad EMI control. Previously, she served as a marketing consultant for a broad spectrum of high-tech companies ranging from start-ups to multibillion dollar corporations. She also served as editor for various electronic trade publications covering the PCB, networking and EDA market sectors.

  • Pad Stack Design And Fabrication—Part 2, Thermal Ties

    Pad Stack Design And Fabrication—Part 2, Thermal Ties

    Kella Knack continues her series on pad stack design and fabrication, this time examining thermal ties: when to use them, how to implement them, and how to do it correctly the first time. Read now.

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  • Pad Stack Design And The Fabrication Process—part 1

    Pad Stack Design And The Fabrication Process—part 1

    Kella Knack reviews the history of the PCB fabrication industry with respect to the manufacturability and reliability of “pad stacks”.

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  • Designing For The Mil-aero Market—aircraft

    Designing For The Mil-aero Market—aircraft

    What issues should one consider when designing PCBs capable of withstanding the adverse conditions experienced by military aircraft?

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  • PCB Design and Outer Layer Surface Finishes

    PCB Design and Outer Layer Surface Finishes

    There are a variety of outer layer surface finishes available with both advantages and disadvantages. Here's Kella Knack's insight.

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  • The Impact Of Glass Weave Styles On Blind Vias And Differential Skew

    The Impact Of Glass Weave Styles On Blind Vias And Differential Skew

    How do you address the effects of glass weave styles on blind vias and skew and ensure your PCBs are designed and built right the first time? Industry expert Kella Knack has answers.

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  • Designing For The Mil-aero Market—ground Equipment

    Designing For The Mil-aero Market—ground Equipment

    Designing ground equipment for the extreme conditions presented by military environments is challenging. So how you can ensure your products work as specified?

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  • Designing For The Mil-aero Market—Satellites

    Designing For The Mil-aero Market—Satellites

    Kella Knack shines a spotlight on the challenges associated with designing PCBs for satellites and the uniqueness of that design environment.

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  • Designing For The Mil-aero Market Segment—Navy

    Designing For The Mil-aero Market Segment—Navy

    Kella Knack shares interesting facts about PCB design challenges and strategies for naval applications.

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  • On Shaky Ground—the Arguments Against Copper Pours

    On Shaky Ground—the Arguments Against Copper Pours

    An industry expert examines signal pours and breaks down the history of copper ground pours, dispelling some of the myths surrounding their use.

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  • The Impact of Stackup Design on Signal Integrity

    The Impact of Stackup Design on Signal Integrity

    A critical component in achieving a board that is built right the first time is the establishment of proactive partnerships between design teams and board fabricators.

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  • Stacking The Odds In Your Favor: Mastering The Art of Stackup Design

    Stacking The Odds In Your Favor: Mastering The Art of Stackup Design

    Kella Knack revisits the history of the PCB stackup process and drops tips on how to guarantee your product works right the first time while meeting performance criteria.

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  • It’s Your Loss: Determining And Controlling Loss In The PCB Design Process

    It’s Your Loss: Determining And Controlling Loss In The PCB Design Process

    Explore signal loss and how it be effectively determined and controlled.

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  • The Evolution Of Simulation Technology and Crosstalk

    The Evolution Of Simulation Technology and Crosstalk

    Learn about crosstalk simulation here.

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  • The Evolution Of Simulation Technology and Impedance

    The Evolution Of Simulation Technology and Impedance

    Learn about the basis and associated challenges of impedance control.

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  • Addressing The PDS Design Challenge

    Addressing The PDS Design Challenge

    Learn about PDS engineers and the design process here.

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  • High-Speed PCB Design: Just How Fast Is Fast?

    High-Speed PCB Design: Just How Fast Is Fast?

    Ensure that you’re creating a product that will work right the first time. Kella Knack discusses the history and definition of high-speed PCBs.

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  • Best Methods For Design That Satisfies Power Integrity Parameters

    Best Methods For Design That Satisfies Power Integrity Parameters

    What Is Power Integrity? Why Is It Important And How Do You Achieve It?

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  • PCB FR-4 Materials Are Not All The Same

    PCB FR-4 Materials Are Not All The Same

    Not all FR-4 materials are the same.

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  • Everything You Need to Know About Ferrite Beads

    Everything You Need to Know About Ferrite Beads

    Stop using ferrite beads in the power lead of a device, learn why.

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  • PDS Design For Ultra-low Power Implementations

    PDS Design For Ultra-low Power Implementations

    In terms of PDS design and power management, there are a few main factors you need to know.

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