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Level Up Your Design Skills - Altium Designer Getting Started User Guide
We are happy to announce the release of the new Altium Designer Getting Started User Guide. Whether you are new to Altium Designer or you want to brush up on some topics, the Altium Designer Getting Started User Guide will take you from a beginner to a master in PCB design. This is only the beginning! This guide will be updated with new information based on user feedback. Let’s first go over the contents of the guide.
The CHIPS Act Signed Into Law
The US legislature has passed a reduced version of the CHIPS Act, and now President Biden has signed it into law. Where do we go from here?
US Congress Proposes Support for American PCB Manufacturing
Meet the Supporting American Printed Circuit Boards Act of 2022, proposed in the US Congress by Reps. Moore and Eshoo.
Get Ready for Custom Quantum Processor Units
Anytime a company wants to develop at the leading edge of technology, it requires a ton of development from the ground up. In the realm of quantum computing, this is still true; companies that want to operate in this area of technology have to build just about everything from scratch. But today, the industry has taken an important step towards accelerating development of quantum devices. On 28 March 2022, Dutch company QuantWare announced
Electronics Supply Chain Sentiment Indicates a Gloomy 18 Months
The electronics supply chain is seeing record investment, yet engineers are still projecting longer lead times and higher prices for components.
US Government Calls for Revitalizing American PCB Production and Manufacturing
Unless you’ve been designing while living under a rock, you’ve noticed how hard it has become to find reliable sources of semiconductors. While companies deal with the fallout from massive consumer demand by implementing just-in-case sourcing strategies, the semiconductor industry is responding with new investment in semiconductor fabs. While some companies like United Microelectronics are investing billions in additional capacity overseas, Intel
Announcing SOC 2 Type 1 Certification for Altium 365
We are pleased to announce that Altium 365 is officially SOC 2 Type 1 certified. This achievement marks an important milestone in the deployment of Altium 365. Our team designed Altium 365 to meet the needs of corporate data protection, building all facets of security. Learn more bout it here.
What Would You Do With a 5 Day Chip Supply for PCBs?
US companies are reduced to a 5 day chip supply due to demand pressures and a long-lasting shortage in semiconductors.
Resources for the Lifelong Learner
A few years ago, in a recap video of AltiumLive, Dr. Eric Bogatin, the Dean of Signal Integrity Academy, stated the following: “Everybody recognizes that you have to continually grow. It’s kind of like in Alice in Wonderland. Alice is in the Red Forest, and the line goes something like this: ‘in this forest, you have to run faster and faster, just to stay in the same place!’ And I think that encapsulates where the industry is today. The most
Antipad Diameter, Crosstalk, and IBM’s Results from IPC APEX EXPO 2021
Interlayer crosstalk begins with antipad diameters, and IBM’s results help us see how antipad diameter on back-drilled PTHs affect signal integrity.
Quantum Computing Electronics vs. Photonics: New Chips Will Shift the Balance
Read more about the newest advance in photonics for quantum computing. The electronics in quantum computers are being challenged by new photonic chips.
What Does AMD’s Purchase of Xilinx Mean for the Electronics World?
Who is Xilinx? While AMD is focused on microprocessor production, Xilinx is a specialist producer of FPGA (field-programmable gate arrays), which are particularly useful for telecommunications applications, and the development of 5G across the world has opened up significant growth in this sector. The expected number of new 5G cellular base stations required over the next five to ten years will be in the millions. Xilinx has been one of the front
IPC-2551 Digital Twin Standards Released
Read our brief on the new IPC-2551 standard and how digital twins might be used in the PCB industry.
Raspberry Pi Enters the World of Microcontrollers
Learn more about the new Raspberry Pi microcontroller, its specifications, and ideal applications.
Graphene Electronics Might Power Your Next Circuit Board
It’s time to ditch the battery, your next PCB might be powered by graphene electronics.
The IEEE P370 Standard for High Speed PCB Interconnects
Signal integrity engineers should pay attention to the IEEE P370 standard for characterizing interconnects out to 50 GHz.
California Bets on Electric Cars and Plans to Ban Gasoline Car Sales by 2035
Governor Gavin Newsome is betting on California electric cars. Get ready for a big shift in PMIC and battery markets.