Freescale at PCB West 2015

Freescale’s Daniel Beeker will be presenting several sessions at PCB West. If you want to learn a little more about PCB power distribution or PCB design, this session is exactly what you’ve been looking for. Daniel Beeker has over three decades of experience in electronics design, EMC, and signal integrity. He will be presenting on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 15 — 16, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

Electromagnetic Fields for Normal Folks
Tuesday, 10:00 am — 11:00 am

The material presented will focus on the basic principles and physics of electromagnetic energy. It will be presented in easy to understand language with plenty of diagrams. Attendees will discover how understanding the behavior of EM fields can help to design PCBs that will be more robust and have better electromagnetic compatibility performance. This is not rocket science, but an easy to understand application of PCB geometry.

Effective PCB Design: Techniques to Improve Performance
Tuesday, 1:30 pm — 5:30 pm

As geometries continue to shrink and switching speeds increase, designing electromagnetic systems and printed circuit boards to meet the required signal integrity and EMC specifications has become even more challenging. A new design methodology is required, specifically, the utilization of an electromagnetic physics-based design methodology to control the field energy in your design. This session will walk through the development process and provide guidelines for building successful printed circuited boards.

Power Distribution Made Easy
Wednesday, 1:00 pm — 2:00 pm

This session will focus on a simple EM physics and geometry-based approach to designing power distribution networks on PCBs. From input power connection to the IC die, the simple rules discussed can be used to reduce power-supply noise and improve EMC.

PCB Design Techniques to Improve ESD Robustness
Wednesday, 2:00 pm — 4:00 pm

This session will cover some simple definitions of ESD and EOS while explaining the important differences in the energy involved and the resulting damage. The session will also review PCB design techniques for improving system robustness.

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