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Rick Hartley’s presentation on the design of power distribution and decoupling was the top rated session at PCB West 2015.
Hartley drew wide acclaim from the attendees in his class, scoring a 9.75 rating out of a possible 10 from the 52 evaluations returned. One hundred percent of attendees also rated the class either extremely relevant or relevant.
“I had an epiphany about my current project in the middle of this class!” said one respondent. Another added, “Rick’s classes are always amazing!” Hartley received raves as a “great speaker” and a “very passionate instructor.”
PCB West 2015 was held in September in Santa Clara, California. The event included a three-day technical conference and one-day exhibition at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The show attracted more than 1,900 attendees from the PCB, HDI, electronics assembly and circuit board test markets.
Next year’s event takes place the Sept. 13-15 at the Santa Clara Convention Center and will mark the 25th anniversary of PCB West.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007
I-Connect007 columnist John Watson is teaching an introductory class on PCB design at Palomar College this fall, but this is much more than a basic design class. But John has hit a slight snafu: He needs a few more students to sign up before Aug. 23, or the class will be cancelled. It’s an online class, so you don’t have to live in San Diego to attend. In this interview, John talks about the genesis for the class and its benefits.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
I caught up with Ben Jordan after his class on RF and microwave at IPC APEX EXPO. Ben, an electrical engineer, explained how sitting through previous classes on this topic led to him developing his own class. “I wanted to bridge the gap,” he says, “with a class that makes the material approachable and teaches the intuitive nature of fields and waves and how they work in circuit boards.”
I-Connect007 Editorial Team
The following is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of Mark Thompson's I-Connect007 eBook "The Printed Circuit Designer’s Guide to... Producing the Perfect Data Package." Mark is in engineering support at Prototron Circuits and a Design007 columnist.