OnTrack with Judy Warner
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Welcome to the PCB Design Podcast featuring Judy Warner and special industry guests, brought to you by Altium and the OnTrack Community. Our goal is to bring together thought-leaders, technologists and PCB designers to share information and stories. Listen to the latest episodes below to learn more about printed circuit boards and electronics product design.
||CleanElectronic Components Shortages, Insights from John Watson||Electronic Components Shortages, or part shortages are so big that it impacts nearly every aspect of electronics design and manufacture. Lead times continue to rise no matter how fast parts are being produced. It is just not possible for production to c||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAltium Designer 19: Highlights from the Latest Release with David Marrakchi||Altium Senior Technical Marketing Engineer, David Marrakchi is here on the show to talk about Altium Designer 19. This latest release is part two of three major releases Altium has planned to level up high-speed design capabilities. As an engineer who l||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStephen Chavez Calls on PCB Designers to Get Involved||Stephen Chavez is a leader at a military aerospace company, former Marine, CID and CID+ instructor as well as an Executive board member of the IPC designers council. With 28 years in the industry and heavily involved with IPC, Stephen has a passion for||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Mitchell, CEO of IPC, Visits The White House to Participate in the Pledge to America’s Workers||John Mitchell, CEO of IPC, is advocating for the electronics industry workforce in Washington D.C., and participating in the Pledge to America’s Workers. Listen in and learn how IPC has joined in pledging 1 million new job opportunities for the indu||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAltiumLive 2018 Panel Discussion||Watch the video at: https://resources.altium.com/altium-podcast/altiumlive-2018-panel-discussion-printed-circuit-board-supply-chain||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanManufacturing Documentation with Duane Benson||Manufacturing documentation is crucial. Get pro tips from Duane Benson of Screaming Circuits on how to deliver the ideal manufacturing documentation package, so all the technical details are documented exactly as needed. Every fabrication and assembly h||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQuick Turn Circuit Board Fabrication with Royal Circuits||From Tesla to consumer devices, Mihir Shah has been a PCB designer among the best. Now, as Director of Special Projects at Royal Circuit Solutions, he is pioneering ways to make manufacturing easy for printed circuit board designers. Meet Mihir and Jon||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeamless Global Transfer with Julie Ellis from TTM||See all the show notes here. Julie Ellis started her career as a representative for a semiconductor manufacturer after completing her Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering. Now she is a Field Applications Engineer (FAE) at TTM Technologies, the third||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHybrid Construction Trends in the Marketplace||Hybrid construction is a huge growth area with a lot of opportunity for PCB designers. Learn from Chris Hunrath, VP of Technology at Insulectro, as he provides several valuable insights about the latest in hybrid construction trends. Get facts from an e||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS episode: All About Design007 Resources||Meet Andy Shaughnessy, Managing Editor of iConnect007’s Design007 Magazine. Listen in to learn about all the resources available to PCB designers from this industry publication, website and e-book publisher brought to you by iConnect007 which publishe||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLet Them Build Robots! All About AltiumLive||Meet Andy Shaughnessy, Managing Editor of iConnect007’s Design007 Magazine and learn all about AltiumLive 2018: Annual PCB Design Summit as he interviews Judy Warner in this special bonus episode of the OnTrack Podcast. Learn everything there is to kn||8/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInjection Molded Structural Electronics and Designing in a 3D Space||Sini Rytky, VP of Product Management at TactoTek, and Tuomas Heikkilä, Senior Electronics Designer, join Judy Warner on the OnTrack Podcast to talk about Injection Molded Structural Electronics, or IMSE, the integrating of electronics inside 3-dimensio||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSignal Integrity Expert Eric Bogatin on Best Measurement Practices||Signal integrity expert, Dr. Eric Bogatin, shares why best measurement practices have become his go-to topic when speaking with PCB designers around the world. As Signal Integrity Evangelist at Teledyne LeCroy, a leading provider of oscilloscopes, proto||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConcurrent Engineering with Bill Brooks from Nordson Asymtek||Learn about what is involved in true concurrent engineering and get practical tips for including stakeholders early on in the design process with Bill Brooks from Nordson Asymtek. When project collaborators come together up front, then they move forwa||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDesign for Manufacturability (DFM) and Assembly (DFA) tips with Jay Colognori||Get Design for Manufacturability (DFM) tips from Jay Colognori, Director of Business Development at Electronic Instrumentation & Technology (EIT). DFM and Design for Assembly (DFA) are important to engineers who know you can’t just design a PCB and th||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTed Pawela, Altium COO, Shares Vision for the Future||Ted Pawela, Altium COO, joins Judy Warner to discuss how Altium intends to fundamentally transform the electronics design industry, what Altium’s vision for the future looks like, and what to expect in Altium Designer 19. They also touch on Altium’s||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPC Board Stack-up Best Practices with Rick Hartley||What do you do if you have an interference problem? Rick Hartley is an industry leader in the correct design of circuits and PC boards to prevent and solve noise, signal integrity and EMI problems. He consults and teaches internationally and he has taug||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaste Interconnects and Paste Sintering with Chris Hunrath from Insulectro||Paste Don’t Plate! People are doing 90 layer multilayers with paste interconnects. Want to learn more? Find out about paste sintering from Chris Hunrath to learn more about its applications and benefits to PCB designers. What must designers consider a||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmbedded Passives Technology (resistors and capacitors) with Bruce Mahler from Ohmega Technologies||Learn about Embedded Passives Technology with Bruce Mahler from Ohmega Technologies. OhmegaPly® embedded resistor-conductor material is popular, but it’s not new. Ohmega has been making this product since 1972. So why is it getting so much attention||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSurface Finishes on Printed Circuit Boards with Mike Carano, chemist and expert on surface finishes||What finish should I use for my PCB Design? There’s no one single answer, it depends. Meet chemist and surface finish expert Mike Carano, the Vice President of Technology and Business Development at RBP Chemical, industry leaders in high performance c||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMary Elizabeth McCulloch and Project Vive’s Medical Device Innovations||Speech Generating Devices and speech assistive devices on the market today are expensive. Insurance policies are complicated and not everyone who needs one is always covered. Meet Mary Elizabeth McCulloch, she’s changing lives by giving a voice to||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCommodore 128 Principal Engineer, Bil Herd on Best Practices for Learning a New CAD Tool and the Wild-West of Early Home Computer Design||Bil Herd shares stories and design wisdom from years of experience as a hardware engineer, most famously at Commodore. Starting out self-taught, Bil found his way to working around brilliance and some of it rubbed off a little. Learn about his interesti||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Watson, Senior PCB Designer at Legrand North America on Altium Nexus||John Watson and his team of 50 PCB designers at Legrand are beta partners in using Altium Nexus, the new Altium solution that takes Altium Designer and pumps it up with a healthy dose of project management capabilities. Find out why John is more excited||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlex and Material Sets with Chris Hunrath||The rise in flex applications across all industries from medical to automotive, aerospace and military uses means more opportunity for material suppliers to innovate and meet demand. Here what industry expert Chris Hunrath has to share, from general gu||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDFA Tips from Duane Benson at Screaming Circuits||Duane Benson from Screaming Circuits shares DFA Tips and a piece of history as he shares the story behind the scenes in developing quick turn prototypes. Listen to learn how one entrepreneur brought fresh perspective to the business that led to great su||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLee Ritchey and High Speed Digital Design||When Lee Ritchey “got through launching things to the moon” his career took off (in Silicon Valley...before it was Silicon Valley!) and he is now widely regarded as one of the premier authorities on high speed PCB and system design. He is the founde||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUpverter and The Future of Browser-Based PCB Design||Making and checking parts is the most frustrating aspect of PCB design. Find out how Zak Homuth set out to change that and what is next for Upverter, EE Concierge and the future of PCB design in a browser-based setting. Show Highlights: Why the Upver..||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Carmody’s DFM Report Integrating Design and Assembly||Do you know your fabricator? Meet David Carmody, Division Manager and CID+ at San Diego PCB Design. As a service bureau, San Diego PCB works on a variety of PCB design projects. Learn why David says, “You gotta know who you’re fabbing with” and ho||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy is Spread Glass popular? Chris Hunrath from Insulectro||Why is spread glass popular? What can you use instead of FR4? Listen and learn from industry veteran Chris Hunrath, who joins us from the San Jose Insulectro facility for a deep dive into what material sets are used in printed circuit board assembly and||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSKA Africa Telescope and Multiboard PCB design||Omer Mahgoub, Electrical Engineer for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Africa talks about the project and shares how he got started in the field of PCB Design. Join Omer and Judy Warner for a conversation on Multi-board PCB design in the context of extr||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanModel Copper Roughness Properly, a Discussion with Bert Simonovich||Bert Simonovich is founder of Lamsim Enterprises and an expert in innovative signal integrity and backplane solutions. He holds two patents and author of several publications. Anyone involved with the design and fabrication of high-speed circuit cards a||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is PCB design? With Kelly Dack and Judy Warner||What is PCB design? Learn all about what Pro PCB designer Kelly Dack thinks about design and find out what he has to say about Altium Designer from a newb perspective. Click here to listen.||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRF and Microwave PCB Design with John Bushie from ASC||What material do I use? Many PCB designers ask this question. This is an episode about RF and Microwave PCB Design as well as Design for Manufacturing or DFM and it will help you to understand material choices and where to get answers about high speed l||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlex Cost Drivers and Next Gen Technologists, a conversation with Tara Dunn from OMNI PCB||More than ever, people are doing Flex and Rigid Flex for the very first time as industries drive for smaller, more user-friendly devices. Join Altium's Judy Warner and OmniPCB CEO, Tara Dunn for a conversation on industry trends and cost drivers. Sho||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJeremy Blum at Shaper Tools and the CNC Router Revolutionizing Hardware Design||Jeremy Blum is working at Shaper, reinventing hand held power tools starting with the revolutionary CNC router, Shaper Origin. Join Altium’s Judy Warner and Jeremy for a conversation on making tools for making things. Show Highlights: Shaper is a huma||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Tape-ups to ActiveRoute, a discussion with Charles Pfeil and Judy Warner||Charles Pfeil and Judy take a look back on the days of manual design, before exploring today’s very different eCAD competitive landscape and the tools that take designers to the next level. Join Altium’s Judy Warner and Charles Pfeil for a conversat||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMulti-board Design, a discussion with Ben Jordan and Judy Warner||Join Altium’s Judy Warner and Ben Jordan for a conversation on Multiboard PCB design. Show Highlights: Many different product areas are being impacted by developments in Electronics, opening new frontiers - beauty products, wearables Electronics ar||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great PCB Design Information!
Judy Warner and the team at Altium provide a great source of information for anyone working in the PCB Design industry. From processes and best practices to overviews of technology advancements, this podcast series covers the important issues impacting the community. It's great to see this type of useful content available on iTunes.
Awesome show on latest PCB trends and technology
Informative and fun to listen to. Judy Warner seems to be really knowing her guests. If you are a electronics engineer, student or just interested in current and future technology - Subscribe. You'll get some unexpected insights.
Judy and her guests are very knowledgeable about both common and niche areas of PCB design. I’ve definitely gained a broader insight into the state of the art from listening.