PCEA Current Events

PCEA Training Announces 2024 PCB Design Classes

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – PCEA Training is offering three five-day training classes next year for printed circuit engineers, layout professionals, and other individuals currently serving in the design engineering industry or seeking to get into it. 

Class dates include:

  • Class 1: February 5, 12, 20, 26, and March 4
  • Class 2: April 5, 12, 19, 26, and May 3
  • Class 3: June 14, 17, 21, 24, 28

These instructor-led classes cover the gamut of printed circuit design engineering, from layout, place and route to specifications and materials to manufacturing methods. Schematic capture, signal integrity and EMI/EMC are also part of the comprehensive program.

There are no prerequisite requirements to enroll. Upcoming classes will be held online. All courses are led by experienced instructors.

Registration fees include the 400-page handbook, Printed Circuit Engineering Professional, authored by Michael Creeden, Stephen Chavez, Rick Hartley, Susy Webb and Gary Ferrari.

The course includes an optional certification exam recognized by PCEA.

For information about the instructors of the course and authors of the course material, visit pceatraining.net/instructors-authors.

For information about the course overview, class format, and materials to prepare in advance for the class, visit pceatraining.net/course-overview.

To apply, visit pceatraining.net/registration for the next available class or contact Mike Buetow at pceatraining@pcea.net for additional information.Article ending bug

AI, Containing Heat Focus of Upcoming Technical Webinars

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – Among the member webinars in the coming months are talks on PCB thermal management, the impact of artificial intelligence on electronics, and additive manufacturing.

On Jan. 17, Doug Brooks and Dr. Johannes Adam will present Via and Trace Currents and Temperatures. Rather than thinking of current density, the presenters say, focus on material parameters and properties that determine the temperature of a trace and how these are calculated. Results of some simulations of vias of varying widths and amps will be shown.

On Jan. 23, a panel made up of experts from Siemens, Zuken, CircuitMind and Luminovo, among others, will debate AI in Electronics.

On Feb. 27, Ventec will present on thermal management in materials.

All webinars will include time for audience questions. To register, visit https://pcea.net/events.

PCEA member webinars are free for all PCEA members. Join as an individual member for free at https://pcea.net/pcea-membership. Article ending bug

Abstracts Sought for PCB West

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – Abstracts are now being accepted for the PCB West 2024 technical conference. The conference, the largest of its kind in Silicon Valley, focuses on training and best practices for printed circuit board design engineers, electronics design engineers, fabricators and assemblers.

The four-day technical conference will take place Oct. 8-11 at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center. The event includes a one-day exhibition on Oct. 9.

Papers and presentations of the following durations are sought for the technical conference: one-hour lectures and presentations; two-hour workshops; and half-day (3.5-hour) and full-day seminars. 

Preference is given to presentations of two hours in length or more, and no presentations of less than one hour will be considered. 

Abstracts of 100-500 words and speaker biographies should be submitted to PCEA. Papers and presentations must be noncommercial in nature and should focus on technology, techniques or methodologies related to printed circuit board design, fabrication, assembly, test, components or packaging, and additive manufacturing. 

Submit abstracts at pcbwest.com by Jan. 26. No emailed abstracts will be accepted. Submitters will be notified by early April if their abstract has been accepted. Presentations are due Sept. 6.

Presenters of accepted abstract(s) for the 2024 program receive a complimentary pass to the full technical conference, complimentary access to the online proceedings, and an invitation to the speaker reception.

For more information about PCB West, visit pcbwest.com or contact Conference Director Mike Buetow at 617-327-4702; mike@pcea.net.Article ending bug

PCEA Current Events

Portland. The next chapter meeting is scheduled for Jan. 11 at 12 noon and will take place online. The technical presentation is on design rules for laser depaneling of printed circuit boards, presented by Stephan Schmidt. Contact stschmidt@outlook.com for a meeting invitation. Our goal is to continue to have one piece of technical content or discussion at each future meeting to provide more value for all chapter members participating. Article ending bug