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October 2017 • The PCB Design Magazine 75 5 True Design Efficiency: Think Before You Click Over the years, I have seen a lot of different circuit board designs. In the service bureaus, I saw many different design technologies, while in companies with captive design departments I saw a lot of different design methodologies. Finally, as a CAD application engineer, I saw both different technologies and different methodologies. 6 SnapEDA Launches Instabuild, a Free Computer Vision-Based Part Builder Using a datasheet as the input, Insta- Build automatical- ly extracts symbol pinouts, under- stands whether a pin is an input, output or power pin, and auto- arranges the symbols based on SnapEDA's pub- lished symbol standards. 7 Beyond Design: When Legacy Products No Longer Perform Faster edge rates mean re- flections and signal qual- ity problems. So, even when the package hasn't changed and the clock speed hasn't changed, a problem may exist for legacy designs. The enhancements in driver edge rates have a significant im- pact on signal quality, timing and crosstalk. This also has a direct impact on radiated emissions. 8 PCB123 Launches Access to Millions of Cloud-Based Symbols & Footprints Sunstone Circuits has launched a new integration that allows de- signers to search for digital models directly inside the PCB123 design environment. With the release of PCB123 Version 5.6, designers can now search and download free, cloud-based symbols and footprints directly during design cap- ture and layout. 9 Fault-Finding: It's All About Prevention, not Blame There are thousands of things that can go wrong during the design and manufacture of a PCB assembly. One might say that it is an absolute miracle when a PCB goes through all of its phases—design, fabrica- tion and assembly—and op- erates successfully! J IPC's CID Programme: Is it Worth the Effort? IPC's Certified Interconnect Designer (CID) curricu- lum is the definitive training course for PCB designers and electronic design pro- fessionals, but with budgets tightening and time at a premium, is the investment of time, effort and finance worth it? We spoke to three recent delegates to find out their reasons for completing the course. for the latest circuit design news and information—anywhere, anytime.

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