With these novel antenna solutions based on metamaterials, users are expected to be able to access a variety of mobile, portable, and fixed satellite services beyond the capabilities of existing antenna solutions.
Building printed-circuit boards (PCBs) is part of any electronic product development plan. But while some companies farm their PCBs to outside “board shops,” others have learned the usefulness of in-house PCB prototyping capability...
Thermal management in electronic circuits can be challenging, especially when taking into account the many different materials in those circuits—each with its own temperature coefficients. But a new silicone elastomer developed by...
Visitors to the IPC Midwest Conference & Exhibition (August 22-23) will have the opportunity to learn more about circuit-board materials, courtesy of a quick visit to Rogers Corp. at booth No. 503.
Hand soldering is still a skill with tremendous value, even in this age of automated assembly. Indeed, any engineer who has worked on their own prototype designs will proudly point to their hand-soldering efforts.
There are numerous ways to assemble multilayer microwave printed circuits, depending on whether cost or performance is important, and when factors such as ease of fabrication and reliability are critical.
Thermal management can involve choosing optimum circuit materials, making measurements, and developing accurate models that can predict the effects of heat on a designs ultimate reliability.