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Connector Models - Are They Any Good?

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Connector Models - Are They Any Good?

by: Jim Nadolny, Leon Wu; Samtec, Inc.

Channel simulations are only as accurate as the models used to develop them. While we have seen much effort placed on printed circuit board (PCB) materials (copper finish, dielectric moisture absorption), other elements within the channel have been largely ignored. In this paper, we look at the variation in performance of a high density connector including insertion depth, return path via location and solder variations... read article »

SMTnet Names David Fish (aka "davef") Technical Editor of SMT Express & Ombudsman of SMTnet Forums.

I am happy to announce that I (davef) was named the 1st ever technical editor of the SMT Express, a weekly email newsletter that goes out to over 30,000 users in the electronics manufacturing industry. In addition, I will also become the 'ombudsman' of the electronics manufacturing forum. This is not an official position at the company but is intended to facilitate communication between manufacturers and the thousands of electronics manufacturing professionals that use SMTnet on a daily basis read article »

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Electronics Forum

Counterfit parts - I am wondering can anyone tell me if there is a standard that I can hold my vendors to...

Board Design - Does anybody still use local fiducials for fine pitch parts in board design? ...

Attrition... how to control? - Any idea how to measure if attrition rates are normal?...

Events Calendar


Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | February 28 - March 1 | San Diego, CA, USA | Sponsored by: IPC

The premier electronics industry conference and exhibition...

Printed Electronics Europe 2012

Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | April 3-4 | Berlin, Germany | Sponsored by: IDTechEx

Europe's leading event on printed, organic and flexible electronics...

NEPCON Korea 2012

Conference, Trade Show/Exhibition | April 11-13 | Seoul, South Korea | Sponsored by: Reed Exhibitions

Korea's leading exhibition for the electronics components and manufacturing industries...

Career Center


Field Service Engineer

Boston, MA, USA | MYDATA automation

Senior Equipment Technician

Appleton, WI, USA | Surface Mount Technology Corp.

Sales Applications Engineer - West Coast

West Coast USA, USA | Aegis Software


Manufacturing Tech/Eng/Manager

Costa Mesa, CA, USA

SMT Technician

Imus Cavite, PH, Philippines

SMT Maint Tech/Process Engineering

Fredericksburg, VA, USA

Industry Associations Events


SMTA - Surface Mount Technology Association is a non-profit international association of companies and individuals (totalling 4,000) involved in all aspects of advanced electronics assembly, surface mount and related technologies. Membership Info | SMTA Certification | Bookstore

Next Event: Webtorial Tin Whiskers � A 2012 State of the Industry Assessment - February 14-21


IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries is a US-based trade association dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its nearly 2,600 member companies which represent all facets of the electronic interconnection industry, including design, printed wiring board manufacturing and electronics assembly. Membership Info | Training & Certification Programs | Standards & Publications - Online Store

Next Event: Designer Certification Workshops and Exams for CID in conjunction with IPC APEX EXPO - February 24-26

SMTnet Express
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