The Hitchhiker's Guide to PCB Design

The Hitchhiker's Guide to PCB Design

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4 W e understand the PCB design process is not done in total isolation. The success of any design project is dependent on the connections and contributions of the different stake- holders who contribute their insights throughout the process. This guide was no different. Throughout the creation of the guide, we here at EMA relied on the contributions from various industry experts. Their input was invalu- able, and we want to take a moment to recognize and thank them for their hard work and time dedicated to making this project a success. David Ruff Principal Applications Engineer, XJTAG David Ruff has over 15 years' experience within the electronics industry—most of which have been spent working on circuit board test. His career began in the Military Aerospace industry doing digital circuit board and FPGA design before moving on to work for Cambridge Technology Group (CTG). Within CTG, he has worked on many different projects ranging from mixed signal ASIC design to high voltage/high density power supplies. He currently works for the XJTAG part of CTG, focusing on circuit board test and working with customers who are designing and building everything from Bluetooth speakers to satellites in volumes of one-off to many tens of thousands a week. Jose (Joe) M. Bouza II CEO, North Pointe Associates, Inc. Entering the products development field as a youth, Joe Bouza currently has over 25 years of experience in the mechanical engineering field. He began his long career by attending college part time, taking many math and science courses and later focusing on advancing his career in the field of mechanics by learning many different aspects of mechanical engineering. Joe started several consulting firms, the first being North Pointe Associates, incorporated in 1985, an engineering services company offering high-tech engineering consulting and product development services from concept to high volume production. Joe has kept North Pointe Associates, Inc. in a profit condition for many years. The ability to provide exceptional customer service to his clients is what keeps them coming back. Joe has been part owner of several other start-up companies such as Terra-Labs, LLC where he held the title of Vice President of Manufacturing, and Digital Adrenaline, LLC where he was a Principal, heading the mechanical engineering aspect of the company. At various companies throughout his career, Joe has designed products for both the military and commercial industries. Products include but are not limited to a GC/MS mass spectrometer, moisture tension analyzer, cryptic alarm system with a battery backup, telecommunications equipment, and a medical dispensing product (Med-Aide) that keeps track of the quantity and time the medicine is administered. Contributors The Pros Who Have Been There and Done That

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