OnTrack Newsletter: Tech Predictions, Launching Rockets, and Snapping in a ECAD tool - February 2019

March 4, 2019 Judy Warner
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OnTRack Newsletter
February 2019  VOL. 2 No 10
Duane Benson Predicts What’s to Come in the Next Ten Years
This month in the OnTrack Newsletter, we bring you a special guest article from EMS Subject Matter Expert, Duane Benson of Screaming Circuits, in which he shares five technology predictions for the next decade. Benson covers his personal thoughts on what may come in artificial intelligence, highways, IoT, healthcare, and security. So, pull up a chair and enjoy this peek into Benson’s crystal ball.



An Interview with Oronos Polytechnique Rocket Avionics Team Lead
In this interview I talk with Nathanael Beaudoin-Dion, Avionics lead for the Oronos Polytechnique Rocket team from Polytechnique Montreal Technical University. Each year in June, Oronos competes in the Spaceport America Cup, the world’s largest rocketry competition which takes place in New Mexico at the only commercial spaceport in the world. Enjoy this article as well as the photos of their rockets and videos from this inspiring team.




What Is Snapping and How It Works in CAD Software?
Snapping is a familiar feature across different software, but it becomes essential in CAD software, where precision is crucial. Explore the different types of snapping and how they can help you to become a better designer.



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 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 immediately launched Altium’s OnTrack Newsletter.
She led the launch of AltiumLive: Annual PCB Design Summit, a new and annual Altium User Conference.

Judy's passion is to provide resources, support and to advocate for PCB Designers around the world.

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