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To deploy features commonly found in modern electronic products, such as high-fidelity audio, rich graphics, high-resolution displays, and wireless interfaces, designers must work with processors and FPGAs that use high-speed, high-bandwidth DDR memory.
But working with DDR interfaces poses unique design challenges. How do you know what component placement and routing are best or what constraints are needed to ensure your end products will work? This 15-minute on-demand PADS webinar explores the DDR memory interface and shows how an easy-to-use wizard can help you manage DDR issues during design.
To watch this webinar, click here.
David Gronner, PCB Technologies Ltd.
Data is omnipresent. At times it goes unnoticed, just waiting there for someone to collect, analyze, and make use of it to create value. Data that seemed irrelevant at the time might come in handy when you need to come up with a solution to a new challenge. When, for instance, you need a reliable quote that can accurately predict a product’s price, you need to base it on past actual operation machine time, raw materials cost, etc. Otherwise, guessing a new product’s price might result in unexpected spending, especially when it concerns sophisticated systems.
Mark Gallant, DownStream Technologies
The following article is an excerpt from Chapter 5 of the I-Connect007 eBook The Printed Circuit Designer’s Guide to… Documentation, written by Mark Gallant of DownStream Technologies.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
I met with Greg Patterson, one of the founders of Porticos—a product development company that develops rugged handheld electronics, among other products. Greg shares the biggest design challenges Porticos encounters in these products, as well as some of the most interesting projects he has developed.