Reducing PCB Respins Web Seminar
On-demand Web Seminar
This seminar will show you why and how to best incorporate thermal constraints into an existing design flow.
It's standard practice to develop electrical and mechanical constraints at a very early stage in the design of electronics and enforce them all the way through to shipping the product. Every bit as important, but less frequently practiced, is the development and enforcement of thermal constraints (ie, maximum allowable temperatures) in the design flow.
Given the complexity and thermal densities of today's electronic products, failure to enforce thermal constraints concurrently with electrical and mechanical constraints is a risky strategy. The 'thermal bandaid' approach (ie, leaving all thermal re-design cycles until the end) can be extremely costly and time consuming.
What You Will Learn
- How to develop thermal constraints
- How to incorporate thermal constraints into a design flow
- Why late thermal fixes adversely affect the design flow
About the Presenter
Product Manager – Electronics Cooling
Mentor Graphics, Mechanical Analysis Division
Byron Blackmore is currently the Product Manager for FloTHERM PCB. Byron has been with Flomerics/Mechanical Analysis Division for 9 years, and has previously acted as the Electronics Cooling Engineering Supervisor for North America. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia and an MS in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in fluid dynamics and heat transfer from the University of Alberta.
Who Should Attend
- Those responsible for electronics design flow efficiency or those responsible for thermal management
- PCB Designers
- Thermal Engineers
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
- 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, 10.5, 10.6, 10.7.4, 10.8
- 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
- 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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