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    OnTrack Newsletter May 2018

    Judy Warner
    |  May 30, 2018
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    On Track Newsletter
    May 2018 VOL. 2 No 2

    Welcome to the May edition of the Altium OnTrack Newsletter!

    AltiumLive 2018: ANNUAL PCB DESIGN SUMMIT is coming in October to sunny San Diego, California and pre-registration is now open! By pre-registering now, you will qualify for a 10% early-bird discount once registration officially opens in June (Stay tuned for more information about our European conference). Once again, we will be featuring powerhouse keynote speakers and loads of training. Here is a video recap of last year’s summit...and trust me you don’t want to miss all we are planning for you this year!!

    In this edition of the OnTrack newsletter, you will learn from manufacturing pro Duane Benson of Screaming Circuits about important things to look for during the design process to make sure you get it right in PCB assembly.

    In Next Gen Innovators, you will learn about the Formula SAE team at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

    In the OnTrack video series, Ben Jordan goes to the white board again to talk about multi-board design. In Part 2 of this series he discusses connections and connectors.

    Last but not least, we’ve got some healthy Brain Food and a bit of Regional News to top things off. Your feedback is always welcome at

    Enjoy and always...stay OnTrack!
    Judy M. Warner
    Director of Community Engagement
    Highlighting DFA Subject Matter Experts
    Duane Benson was “bitten” by the electronics bug at a young age. He now works for Screaming Circuits, an uber quick-turn PCB assembly house in Canby, Oregon. With an on-demand transactional model, they seldom see the same board twice — leaving little margin for error or ambiguity. Take a few notes from Benson’s playbook below and see what things he finds important to get it right the first time.
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    Multi-Board PCB Design Part 2: Connections and Connectors
    Ben Jordan delves into connections and connectors in relation to multi-board design in part 2 of his series.
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    About Author

    About Author

    Judy Warner has held a unique variety of roles in the electronics industry for over 25 years. She has a background in PCB Manufacturing, RF and Microwave PCBs and Contract Manufacturing, focusing on Mil/Aero applications. 

    She has also been a writer, blogger, and journalist for several industry publications such as Microwave Journal, PCB007 Magazine, PCB Design007, PCD&F, and IEEE Microwave Magazine, and an active board member for PCEA (Printed Circuit Engineering Association). In 2017, Warner joined Altium as the Director of Community Engagement. In addition to hosting the OnTrack Podcast and creating the OnTrack Newsletter, she launched Altium's annual user conference, AltiumLive. Warner's passion is to provide resources, support, and advocate for PCB Design Engineers worldwide.

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