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Using Advanced PCB Technologies to Gain a Competitive Edge in Circuit Design



When the going gets tough, advanced technologies can give you a competitive edge. With more advanced technology, the potential gains are huge – but so are the stakes if things don’t turn out as planned.

What designers need are tools that help bridge the technology gap and promote a correct-by-design methodology, even when the design involves fine-pitch HDI, flex-rigid, chip on board, integrated wireless, and embedded active and passive parts.

This session will explore the range of advanced PCB technologies available today, and show how the Xpedition Enterprise flow puts you in the driver's seat for first-turn success.

What You Will Learn

  • Trends in advanced PCB assembly technologies
  • Integrated tools that eliminate the need for workarounds when dealing with exotic technologies
  • Time, size and quality benefits achieved when your tools match the PCB technologies you have to build

About the Presenters

Presenter Image Anders Thomasson

I have worked within the Expedition Enterprise PCB design flow since 2000 both as a PCB designer in several high volume mobile phone projects using advanced HDI PCB design and as an Application Engineer to support and coordinate EDA users at a global telecom company. I have also collaborated with Mentor Graphics to evolve and improve the tools. As a part of the InnoFour team I am dedicated to deliver productive application engineering and electronic development tools to our customers, to be prepared for tomorrow’s complex designs.

Presenter Image Per Viklund

Per Viklund is Director of RF & IC Packaging at Mentor Graphics. He is a long time IEEE & IMAPS member with 30 years experience in electronic design automation, and over 20 years designing with advanced EDA tools. Prior to joining Mentor Graphics in 2003, Viklund was Chief Technical Manager of DDE-EDA for 10+ years.

Presenter Image John Isaac

John Isaac is director of market development at Mentor Graphics and is currently responsible for worldwide market development for the Systems Design Division.  He has worked in the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry with PCB and IC technology for more than forty years.  Since joining Mentor Graphics, Isaac has held marketing positions in both PCB and IC product areas.

Who Should Attend

  • PCB Design Managers wanting to maintain team efficiency while leveraging advanced PCB assembly technologies
  • PCB Designers seeking design aids to improve their productivity

Technical Requirements

What do I need to watch and hear this web seminar?

Mentor Graphics’ web seminars are delivered using Adobe Connect. You will be able to login to the seminar room 15 minutes prior to the start time on the day of the presentation. You can hear the audio using your computer’s speakers via VoIP (Voice over IP) and background music will play prior to the beginning of the presentation.

Detailed system requirements

Microsoft® Windows

  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3 or later
  • 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor and 512MB of RAM

Mac OS X

  • Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3
  • 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor and 512MB of RAM


  • Ubuntu 10.04, 11.04; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6; OpenSuSE 11.3
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3


  • Apple supported devices: iPad, iPad2, iPad3; iPhone 4 and 4 S, iPod touch (3rd generation minimum recommended)
  • Apple supported OS versions summary: iOS 4.3.x, 5.x, or 6.x (5.x or higher recommended)
  • Android supported devices: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), Samsung Galaxy Tab (10.1), ASUS Transformer, Samsung Galaxy Tab (7”) , Motorola Xoom, Motorola Xoom 2, Nexus 7
  • Android supported OS versions summary: 2.2 and higher
  • Android AIR Runtime required: 3.2 or higher

Additional requirements

  • Bandwidth: 512Kbps for participants, meeting attendees, and end users of Adobe Connect applications. Connection: DSL/cable (wired connection recommended) for Adobe Connect presenters, administrators, trainers, and event and meeting hosts.
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