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68 DESIGN007 MAGAZINE I JULY 2020 The PCEA's Grand Opening Introduction This month, I interview Rick Hartley about his presentation for the PCEA's grand open- ing webinar on July 14. Next, PCEA Chairman Steph Chavez shares a timely message on how our time working from home is a serious mat- ter, and how letting our guard down could be a mistake. Again, PCEA chapters are in transition, and due to social distancing requirements, no face- to-face meetings have taken place to date, but there's a lot of virtual activity happening. I also share our most updated list of profes- sional development opportunities and events, which we hope you will find useful. PCEA Updates In this interview with Rick Hartley, we dis- cuss an upcoming educational opportunity at the PCEA's grand opening webinar on July 14 at 11:00 a.m. PDT, where he will present a free class on PDN tips for successful power distribution. To learn more and register for the event, click here. Kelly Dack: Today, I am speaking with renowned electronics industry educator and PCEA execu- tive team member Rick Hartley. I'm so glad to talk with you. You have been kind enough to share your knowledge at the upcoming grand opening webinar. Tell us a bit about the event and why designers won't want to miss what you are going to share. Rick Hartley: The power distribution network (PDN) is where everything starts. All of the transmission lines and energy moving have to come from somewhere. It comes from the power supply but the high-frequency por- tion that gets loaded into the drivers and onto transmission lines so that driver "A" can drive The Digital Layout by Kelly Dack, CIT, CID+, PCEA

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