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Commodore 128 Principal Engineer, Bil Herd on Best Practices for Learning a New CAD Tool and the Wild-West of Early Home Computer Design

6/19/2018
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Bil Herd shares stories and design wisdom from years of experience as a hardware engineer, most famously at Commodore. Starting out self-taught, Bil found his way to working around brilliance and some of it rubbed off a little. Learn about his interesting journey from TV repair to Commodore, Hackaday and beyond. Today, Bil is self-employed and focused on networks, high-level architecture consulting and hardware projects. Show Highlights: I never forgot how to do hardware design. It’s fun...

Duration:00:54:57

John Watson, Senior PCB Designer at Legrand North America on Altium Nexus

6/19/2018
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John Watson and his team of 50 PCB designers at Legrand are beta partners in using Altium Nexus, the new Altium solution that takes Altium Designer and pumps it up with a healthy dose of project management capabilities. Find out why John is more excited about Altium Nexus than Altium Designer 18, and how he and his team have combat rogue libraries to tighten process and improve quality. Show Highlights: Defining Your Design Process: What?, How?, Why?5 mil boards was once amazing but now…...

Duration:00:47:29

Flex and Material Sets with Chris Hunrath

6/12/2018
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The rise in flex applications across all industries from medical to automotive, aerospace and military uses means more opportunity for material suppliers to innovate and meet demand. Here what industry expert Chris Hunrath has to share, from general guidelines for designing circuits unique for flex and materials that can be autoclaved over and over. Listen in to this week’s OnTrack expert to learn about flex and material sets. Show Highlights: Medical applications (i.e. instruments for...

Duration:00:40:47

John Watson, Senior PCB Designer at Legrand North America and Nexus

6/5/2018
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John Watson and his team of 50 PCB designers at Legrand are beta partners in using Nexus, the new Altium solution that takes Altium Designer and pumps it up with a healthy dose of project management capabilities. Find out why John is more excited about Nexus than Altium Designer 18, and how he and his team have combat rogue libraries to tighten process and improve quality. Show Highlights: Defining Your Design Process: What?, How?, Why?5 mil boards was once amazing but now… old...

Duration:00:47:29

DFA Tips from Duane Benson at Screaming Circuits

5/30/2018
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Duane Benson from Screaming Circuits shares DFA Tips and a piece of history as he shares the story behind the scenes in developing quick turn prototypes. Listen to learn how one entrepreneur brought fresh perspective to the business that led to great success. And see why Screaming Circuits is uniquely positioned to handle all the leading edge components that PCB designers have available. Show Highlights: Screaming Circuits was founded on the premise to get prototypes built quickly. It...

Duration:00:46:15

Lee Ritchey and High Speed Digital Design

5/22/2018
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When Lee Ritchey “got through launching things to the moon” his career took off (in Silicon Valley…before it was Silicon Valley!) and he is now widely regarded as one of the premier authorities on high speed PCB and system design. He is the founder of Leading Edge and author of Right the First Time. Show Highlights: Lee started as a microwave engineer who designed chips that went up on the Apollo ICs and “faking” logicHigh Speed design courses first offered at Berkeley.He wrote the books...

Duration:00:51:55

Upverter and The Future of Browser-Based PCB Design

5/15/2018
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Making and checking parts is the most frustrating aspect of PCB design. Find out how Zak Homuth set out to change that and what is next for Upverter, EE Concierge and the future of PCB design in a browser-based setting. Show Highlights: Why the Upverter parts library? Verified parts at scale, in a high-quality way.Verified parts - free to use for everybody coming soon! Verifying Datasheets, it’s a lot of work and at the heart of design frustrations. I wanted to take the magic of Github...

Duration:00:33:10

David Carmody’s DFM Report Integrating Design and Assembly

5/8/2018
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Overview: Do you know your fabricator? Meet David Carmody, Division Manager and CID+ at San Diego PCB Design. As a service bureau, San Diego PCB works on a variety of PCB design projects. Learn why David says, “You gotta know who you’re fabbing with” and how he is using DFM Reports to help customers integrate design and assembly in this episode of The OnTrack Podcast. Show Highlights: Memorable designs in telecom space and the development board for Dragon II, a SpaceX project, for the...

Duration:00:31:49

Why is Spread Glass popular? Chris Hunrath from Insulectro

4/30/2018
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Overview: Why is spread glass popular? What can you use instead of FR4? Listen and learn from industry veteran Chris Hunrath, who joins us from the San Jose Insulectro facility for a deep dive into what material sets are used in printed circuit board assembly and manufacturing. Get expert insights and learn about new materials on the market to help with your PCB design before going to fabrication and assembly. Show Highlights: What is Insulectro? Operating for over 50 years,...

Duration:00:37:04

SKA Africa Telescope and Multiboard PCB design

4/17/2018
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Overview: Omer Magoub, Electrical Engineer for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Africa talks about the project and shares how he got started in the field of PCB Design. Join Omer and Judy Warner for a conversation on Multi-board PCB design in the context of extremely sensitive devices. Show Highlights: The goal of the Square Kilometre Array is to be the largest radio telescope in operation. Bigger and more sensitive Project scope - built in South Africa and Australia Mercat is 64 /...

Duration:00:22:05

Flex Cost Drivers and Next Gen Technologists, a conversation with Tara Dunn from OMNI PCB

2/20/2018
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More than ever, people are doing Flex and Rigid Flex for the very first time as industries drive for smaller, more user-friendly devices. Join Altium’s Judy Warner and OmniPCB CEO, Tara Dunn for a conversation on industry trends and cost drivers. Show Highlights:

Duration:00:26:41

Jeremy Blum at Shaper Tools and the CNC Router Revolutionizing Hardware Design

2/20/2018
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Jeremy Blum is working at Shaper, reinventing hand held power tools starting with the revolutionary CNC router, Shaper Origin. Join Altium’s Judy Warner and Jeremy for a conversation on making tools for making things. Show Highlights: The Shaper Origin

Duration:00:46:37

From Tapes-ups to ActiveRoute, a discussion with Charles Pfeil and Judy Warner

2/20/2018
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Charles Pfeil and Judy take a look back on the days of manual design, before exploring today’s very different eCAD competitive landscape and the tools that take designers to the next level. Join Altium’s Judy Warner and Charles Pfeil for a conversation on PCB design, autorouters and the future of software design tools. Show Highlights:

Duration:00:39:16

Multi-board Design, a discussion with Ben Jordan and Judy Warner

2/20/2018
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Join Altium’s Judy Warner and Ben Jordan for a conversation on Multiboard PCB design. Show Highlights:

Duration:00:23:39