3D Product Design Collaboration in MCAD and ECAD Platforms

3D Product Design Collaboration in MCAD and ECAD Platforms
by Tom Dillinger on 04-25-2017 at 12:00 pm

Consumer electronics demand aggressive mechanical enclosure design — product volume, weight, shape, and connector access are all critical design optimization criteria. Mechanical CAD (MCAD) software platforms are used by product engineers to develop the enclosure definition — the integration of the PCB design… Read More


The 4C’s of PCB Design

The 4C’s of PCB Design
by Tom Dillinger on 04-20-2017 at 12:00 pm

The diamond jewelry industry encourages customers to focus on the 4C’s — cut, clarity, color, and carats. At the recent PCB Forum conducted by Mentor (a Siemens business) in Santa Clara, I learned that current system design flows also require an emphasis on the 4C’s — collaboration, concurrency, consistencyRead More


Managing Heat for System Reliability

Managing Heat for System Reliability
by Pawan Fangaria on 01-17-2014 at 8:30 am

In most of the electronic equipments, semiconductor chips are a major source of heat generation. And in semiconductor designs several hardware and software techniques are being used to contain power dissipation; a major cause for heat. However due to multiple functionality being squeezed into small form factors, we continue… Read More


Dassault’s Simulation Lifecycle Management

Dassault’s Simulation Lifecycle Management
by Paul McLellan on 09-21-2013 at 4:29 pm

The first thing to realize about Dassault’s Simulation Lifecycle Management platform is that in the non-IC world where Dassault primarily operates, simulation doesn’t just mean functional verification or running Spice. It is anything during the design that produces analytical data. All of that data is important… Read More