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IPC will be holding a training course on PCB design for printed and wearable devices. The course will be held every Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., starting from June 6 to July 18, 2022.
This course aims to provide the skills necessary to create designs for printed electronics and wearable technologies in accordance with IPC standards. Taught by an IPC-certified industry expert with more than 25 years of experience in the field, the six-week program utilizes interactive webinars, on-demand recorded class sessions, job-specific exercises, and projects to facilitate mastery of the key concepts required by circuit board designers.
The program is designed to provide circuit board designers with a balanced foundation of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in printed circuit board design. Upon completion, participants will be able to design boards for printed electronics and wearables; understand the trade-offs in materials used in these applications; define a board stack-up with structures that meet the needs of these designs and mitigate signal integrity issues for these designs.
Attendees will also be able to define the effects of mechanical retention needs for these applications; implement component footprint and packaging methodologies; mitigate thermal effects; and employ the documentation requirements for these designs.
For more information visit IPC’s website.
To give readers a sample of The Printed Circuit Designer’s Guide to... Stackups—The Design within the Design, by Bill Hargin, we are providing the book's introduction. He writes, "Another book about stackups? If you’re asking this question, I’d like to know the book you’re thinking of, as I was looking for it a few years back. I have a pretty good PCB signal integrity (SI) library, and I’ve only found one chapter on stackup design so far."
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
What is design with manufacturing and what does true DWM look like in operation? In this interview, I-Connect007 columnist Dana Korf explains what it will take to achieve total communication among all the stakeholders in the PCB development cycle. He also stresses the need for everyone involved in PCB design and manufacturing to stop making assumptions, even at the risk of being labeled as “that guy” who asks too many questions.
Kyle Burk, KBJ Engineering
As mentioned in the May issue of Design007 Magazine, design is performed, at times, in a vacuum. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Whenever circumstances allow, design should be performed by communicating with all stakeholders throughout the design process, hence the emphasis on the word with in DWM. Communication can occur through personal correspondence such as email and voice conversations or through more formal design meetings—in person or through videoconferencing. No matter which means of communication you prefer, it’s important to communicate early and often with stakeholders involved in the downstream processes as you bring your project to realization.