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PCB West 2017: Tips For Designers

October 9, 2017
During PCB West 2017, last month in Santa Clara, Sierra had the pleasure of meeting many speakers. We interviewed these PCB experts from Zuken, Cadence, Nano Dimension, Altium, Rogers Corp and AkroMetrix. They shared their best PCB tips to help you make the best choices when you design your boards. If you could not attend PCB West or stop by Sierra’s booth, do not miss our video series! Because we know you care about PCBs, board design, and engineering, we interviewed the most talented, knowledgeable speakers..
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PCB West 2017: Ben Jordan Interview

October 6, 2017
Last month, Sierra Circuits attended PCB West at the Santa Clara Convention Center. We took this opportunity to meet with Ben Jordan, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Altium. Ben was present at the trade show to give a presentation entitled “Multi-Board PCB Design – A Different Boundary Value Problem”, which he summarized for us. Watch Ben’s interview below! Here are the questions we asked Ben: 0:05 Can you summarize your presentation? 0:31 Why should designers care about multi-board systems? 2:25 Why do people use Altium Designer? 5:32 Is Altium announcing anything new? If..
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San Diego AltiumLive 2017: Sun, PCB Tips and Robot Battles!

October 6, 2017
Following PCB West, Sierra Circuits decided to sponsor AltiumLive 2017. On Tuesday, Sierra's team flew to San Diego to attend the software company's very first annual PCB design summit. And for a first time, the least we can say is that it was incredible! The event took place on October 3-4 at the Hilton Resort and Spa of San Diego. Altium set up tables in a room for PCB companies to exhibit their latest products. Sierra presented TURNKEY PRO, our new online service, which..
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PCB West 2017: Humair Mandavia Interview

October 5, 2017
During PCB West Exhibition Day, Sierra met Humair Mandavia, Chief Strategy Officer at Zuken. After his joint interview with Simon Fried, CBO of Nano Dimension, we discussed 3D PCB designing, and Zuken’s product, CR-8000 with him. Watch Humair answer our questions! Here are the questions we asked Humair: 0:05 What are the challenges when designing 3D PCBs? 0:40 Can you discuss CR-8000 and how does it support 3D PCB printing? 1:30 Have you noticed any upcoming trends in the industry? If you could not attend PCB West or stop by Sierra’s..
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PCB West 2017: Hemant Shah Interview

October 4, 2017
On September 13, during PCB West Exhibition Day, Sierra had the pleasure of meeting Hemant Shah, Product Management Group Director at Cadence. We talked with him about IPC-2581, which was the subject of his presentation, during which he also discussed digital data transfer. Watch Hemant answer our questions! Here are the questions we asked Hemant: 0:05 What’s new at Cadence? 3:09 How many PCB design softwares support IPC-2581 export? 4:07 Why is IPC-2581 better than ODB++? Do you have any specific case studies? If you could not attend PCB West or..
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PCB West 2017: Joe Fjelstad Interview

October 4, 2017
PCB West is a great opportunity to hear about all the upcoming trends in the industry. Joe Fjelstad, Founder of Verdant Electronics, stopped by Sierra’s booth to explain the OCCAM process, a solder-free, Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS)-compliant method for use in the manufacturing of electronic circuit boards developed by his company. Listen to his interview to learn more. Watch Joe answer our questions! Here are the questions we asked Joe: 0:05 What is the OCCAM process? 2:03 Why don’t designers use the OCCAM process? 8:00 How many layers,..
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