What Goes in the PCB RFQ Checklist?
Want a quick response to the PCB assembly RFQ? Match the documentation that engineering has, plus the implementation that marketing envisions, plus the ramp time the boss has in mind.
by Robert Simon
Design for Reliability with Computer Modeling
The most comprehensive analysis can best be done virtually using computer modeling of the PCB in the intended environment, revealing weaknesses prior to fabrication.
by Dr. Randy Schueller and Cheryl Tulkoff
Product for Robotics Manufacturing
Robotics has received an increase of attention in the media thanks to overall advances in the technology. A look at the key areas of design for robotics manufacturing (DFRM), and recommendations for products transitioning from the design to production phase.
by Scott Mazur
Mike Konrad has gone from garage to penthouse cleaning up after other engineers.
by Chelsey Drysdale
Flux Impact on Void Reduction in Bottom Terminated Components
Excessive voiding inhibits heat transfer between the thermal pad on the QFN and the PWB pad. Can improved flux coatings on solder preforms reduce the defect?
by Seth Homer and Dr. Ronald C. Lasky
The Emerging Market for Intelligent Self-Service Kiosks
Originally electromechanical in design and largely electronic today, DIY machines will ring up big sales for some EMS/ODMs.
by Randall Sherman
The future in 3-D.
ON THE FOREFRONT
E. Jan Vardaman
Flux standard in flux.
Karl Seelig and Tim O’Neill
TEST AND INSPECTION
A failure of analysis?