2024 Schedule at a Glance

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9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
PCEA Annual Meeting
Stephen Chavez,Siemens
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
PCB Design for Engineers
Susy Webb, Design Science
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
DDR5 Through the Eyes of the Designer
Charlene McCauley and Terrie Duffy, McCauley Design Group
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Test Structures and Economical Nondestructive Measurement Techniques for Multilayer PCB Impedance Characterization
Tim Wang Lee, Ph.D., Keysight Technologies
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m
Lunch-N-Learn (Tuesday Conference Attendees Only)
Sponsored by Polar Instruments
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Five Pillars of Your PCB Library
John Watson, Palomar College
1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Circuit Grounding to Control Noise and EMI
Rick Hartley, RHartley Enterprises
2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Designing for Reliability: Design Choices have Cleanliness Consequences
Caleb Buck, EaglePicher
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
“Copper Pours” on PCB Signal Layers
Rick Hartley, RHartley Enterprises
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
That FPGA. We Need to Make a Quick Change! (Again)
Adam Taylor, Adiuvo Engineering & Training
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m
Free Lunch on Exhibit Floor
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Designing Complex PCBs
Stephen Chavez
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
PCB Design Techniques to Improve ESD Robustness
Daniel Beeker, NXP Semiconductor
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Reception on Exhibit Floor
sponsored by EMA Design Automation
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Controlling the Waves: A Field-based Perspective on High-speed PCB Design
Daniel Beeker, NXP Semiconductor
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
AI and PCB Design: Where are We and Where are We Going?
Matthew Leary, Newgrange Design
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Keynote
TBA
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m
Free Lunch on Exhibit Floor
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Precision in Design: A Course on Strategic Design PCB Assembly
Tomas Chester, Chester Electronic Design
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Training the Next Generation of Designers
Kristen Aguiar, Altium
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Smart PCB Design and Surface Finish: Sustainable Solution for Automated and Optimized Cu Balancing and Electroplating Steps
Agnieszka Franczak, Elsyca NV
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Quality Optimization through Accuracy and Force Validation
Michael Sivigny, CeTaQ Americas
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Flex Design for Beginners
Lauren Waslick, Newgrange Design
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Reception on Exhibit Floor
sponsored by EMA Design Automation
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Designing the Signal Return Path
Susy Webb, Design Science
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Demo Man
Christopher Young, Young Engineering Services LLC
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
How PCB Design Affects Fabrication
Paul Cooke, Ventec
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch-N-Learn (Thursday Conference Attendees Only)
Sponsored by PCB Technologies USA
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Most Common Issue Seen in Incoming Designs in PCB Fabrication
Mike Tucker, Millennium Circuits, and Ray Fugitt, DownStream Technologies
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
PCB Thermal Design: Quenching the Blaze
Ethan Pierce, Pierce Design, and Tomas Chester, Chester Electronic Design
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
PC Board Design for Power Distribution and Decoupling
Rick Hartley, RHartley Enterprises
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Benefits of Grid Systems in Complex Board Design
Susy Webb, Design Science
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Mixed Signal Design
Keith Kowal, Electronic Product Design
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Differential Pair Routing for SI and EMI Control
Rick Hartley, RHartley Enterprises
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Watt’s Up with Wearables: Navigating the Circuit of IEC 60601 Compliance
Shrouk El-Attar, Shrouk El-Attar Consultancy
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Signal Integrity in Thin PCB Materials and IC Substrates
Zachariah Peterson, Northwest Engineering Solutions
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Principles of Building a PCB Stackup
Susy Webb, Design Science
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch-N-Learn (Friday Conference Attendees Only)
Sponsored by DownStream Technologies
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
PCB Layout of Switch Mode Power Supplies
Rick Hartley, RHartley Enterprises
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Heat Management Strategies through Better Layout
Syed Ubaid Ali Warsi, Wavetroniks
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
High-Frequency Layout: Best Practices for PCBA Design
Gerry Callahan, Pentair