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Gaining Supply Chain Visibility with PCB Design
The Positive Impact of Supply Chain Visibility on Design to Cost
The electronics supply chain environment makes PCB design to cost difficult, but engineers can accelerate their path to market with comprehensive supply chain visibility.
IPC CEO John Mitchell on the Supporting American Printed Circuit Boards Act
Supply chain security and having access to trusted manufacturers in the US would be an ideal outcome of the Printed Circuit Board Act. John Mitchell talks about the role of the IPC in influencing the creation of laws relating to the electronics industry. Watch this podcast episode now or listen on the go.
The Benefits of Diversifying PCB Industry Supply Chain
To develop a resilient ecosystem, understanding the root cause of the PCB industry supply chain shortages is a must. Listen to Travis Kelly and Zach’s insightful conversation about PCB supply chain shortages.
Easily Find Electronic Components for Your Next PCB Design
Dan Schoenfelder joins us today to discuss the most extreme problems the PCB design industry faces: supply shortages, particularly the semi-conductor products and microcontrollers.
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
Cybersecurity in PCB Supply Chain
In this episode, Didrik Bech, CEO of Elmatica, will give some insights to help us understand the importance of Cybersecurity in the PCB manufacturing industry supply chain. Watch or listen on the go now!
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.
What Is BOM Management? Improving Supply Chain Success
It’s no secret that component shortages have become more frequent this year. In fact, countries around the world are losing billions in revenue due to supply issues. According to EPSNews, “In 2021, there’s such a severe shortage of semiconductors that the automotive industry is set to lose more than $100 billion in sales because it can’t get chips.” Having the right components on hand is more crucial than ever as availability, obsolescence
What is the PCB Supply Chain?
The PCB supply chain encompasses all portions of PCB manufacturing processes, reaching from raw materials to components. Learn more about the PCB supply chain in our guide.
Best Practices for Using Schematic DNI/DNP Entries in Your PCB BOM
You can use the DNI/DNP designation on components in your PCB BOM to create design variants as long as you’ve created your layout correctly.
How to Compare PCB Manufacturing Services for Your Board
Do you know what to look for in PCB manufacturing services? Here are some of the important points to consider before placing your next order.
Designing with Shock Management for Avionics PCBs
Of all the electronics application areas, there is one that needs to carefully consider mechanical and thermal shocks during design: avionics. An avionics system that is put into production within a satellite, aircraft, or spacecraft can experience strong vibration and mechanical shock during flight, and these systems need to be designed with high reliability in mind. IPC standards, MIL-PRF standards, and other standards specify some design
How to Automate Electronic Component Data Tracking
Today’s design tools can help automate collection and tracking of electronic component data. Here’s how Altium Designer keeps your components healthy.
Using Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Components Software for PCB Design
Any product, including circuit boards and electronic components, will become obsolete and must be replaced with completely new versions. If a product is ever manufactured and taken to market, the product and its components will inevitably have a finite life cycle. Products are eventually upgraded to new versions and capabilities or components are added, or they become obsolete and are replaced with completely new circuit designs and technology
Sourcing PCB Military Grade Electronic Components in a Unified Design Environment
Whether you are a procurement officer for the military, a prime contractor, or a defense subcontractor, you’ll face a number of obstacles when sourcing components for electronic defense systems. Given the component shortages and potential for counterfeiting in the components market, military PCB components cannot be procured from just any company. Any component for a military electronic system must meet rigorous quality standards and be traceable
Power Electronics for Lithium Iron Phosphate PCB Batteries in Altium Designer
Power electronics encompasses a massive list of systems that make modern life possible. From automotive systems to power distribution systems, power electronics are responsible for controlling and managing the flow of power throughout an electrical system. With alternative energy systems bound to become more popular in the future, engineers and designers need the right PCB design software for power electronics systems. Design software for power