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Opportunities and New Technologies in Printed Sensors


"Printed sensors" covers a wide array of technologies, ranging from infra-red image sensors to pressure sensitive pads, and from strain sensors to glucose test strips. This webinar, presented by IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Matthew Dyson, will introduce the motivation for printed sensors, and highlight some key trends and innovations in this diverse landscape. This includes how printing can enable SWIR imaging for autonomous vehicles at an affordable price, and why we might be squeezing as well as swiping our electronic devices in future. Emerging technologies and applications in printed gas, temperature and strain sensors, along with wearable electrodes, will also be discussed.

Specifically, this webinar includes:

  • A detailed look at the technologies underpinning printed image and piezoresistive sensors
  • An assessment of the technological readiness level of competing technologies
  • Discussion of existing and emerging applications
  • Identification of technological challenges and innovation opportunities

Datum: 6. 8. 2020 - 11:00 SELČ (40 minut)
Date: August 6, 2020 - 11:00 am CEST (40 minutes)


Electric Cars: In the Wake of COVID-19


The electric car market is facing fresh, unforeseen challenges in 2020, and in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, electric vehicles with a higher upfront price are a hard sell. How is the industry, and how are governments, responding? Are electric cars de-railed from their pre-coronavirus trajectory?
The following IDTechEx webinar will answer these questions, discussing:

  • The impact of COVID-19 on total and electric car sales.
  • A TCO analysis for electric cars: are we at cost parity in 2020?
  • A regional overview of the top auto markets, and the contrasting EV responses amid coronavirus production shutdowns.
  • The place fuel cells have in electric car markets.
  • Electric traction motor technology trends.
  • The rise of autonomous technology, and the impact on the car market.

Datum: 11. 8. 2020 - 11:00 SELČ (35 minut)
Date: August 11, 2020 - 11:00 am CEST (35 minutes)


Formulas, Constants and Variables in PADS Professional

Mentor, A Siemens business

This Webcast will teach how to add Formulas, Constants, and Variables in a Printed Circuit Board design, before placing a component or routing a trace. Variable will drive the routing of the traces and provide real-time results with lengths for circuits like the DDR3 and DDR4. Learn how formulas and Constants can speed up high-speed requirements in a very short amount of time. These setups will provide rules for today’s difficult setups of the timing of nets and the usability of the Constraint Manager. You will see examples of variable naming conventions that could be similar to what an Electrical Engineer would expect to see for consistent design methodologies.

What You Will Learn

  • Setup Formulas for new PCB designs on critical circuits
  • Add Constants for similar routing and rules
  • Create Variables that apply to multiple nets at the same time for precise timing
  • Understanding how Constants and Variables work together for DDR circuits

Datum: 12. 8. 2020 - 17:00 SELČ (60 minut)
Date: August 12, 2020 - 8:00 AM US/Pacific | 5:00 PM CEST (60 minutes)


Inductors: Basic Principles

Würth Elektronik

Learn all about inductors, quality factors, rated and saturation current, and more in this FREE one-hour introductory training Powered by Digi-Key Electronics. Digi-Key Electronics is the exclusive sponsor of the Würth Elektronik technical WEbinars.

Datum: 12. 8. 2020 - 22:00 SELČ (60 minut)
Date: August 12, 2020 - 10:00 pm CEST (60 minutes)


A Solid Future - The World Enabled by Solid-State Batteries


Solid-state batteries keep attracting tremendous attention and investment with the maturing technologies and closeness to mass production. Even with the influence of COVID-19, the potential market size is expected to grow to over $6 billion by 2030, according to the IDTechEx report "Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2020-2030: Technology, Patents, Forecasts, Players".

With Bosch and Dyson abandoning SEEO and Sakti3, respectively in 2017, the interests and investment in solid-state technologies and companies are still hot. With various technologies available in the market, this webinar will give you an introduction to why solid-state batteries are favoured over conventional lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicle application. In addition, the following points will be addressed:

  • Technologies in solid-state battery area
  • Value propositions and limitations of solid-state batteries
  • Regional efforts
  • Market focus

Datum: 13. 8. 2020 - 11:00 SELČ (30 minut)
Date: August 13, 2020 - 11:00 am CEST (30 minutes)


Designing SerDes Channels for Protocol Compliance

Mentor, A Siemens business

Multi-gigabit serial channels present some of the most stringent signal integrity challenges facing designers today. With high speed links, small details are critical – device pinout, breakout routing, signal routing layers, return paths and parasitics associated with blocking capacitors all have significant impact on channel margin that requires careful design analysis and optimization. Equally important is avoiding analytical overkill – spending too much time optimizing a single structure without considering its impact on total channel margin – because over-optimization wastes time and money.

This webinar explores the different aspects of serial channel design planning and analysis from the pre-layout standpoint, using simulation to develop a detailed set of layout rules. Design of detailed geometries requiring 3D EM simulation is explored, showing how to assess design alternatives and maximize overall channel margin. 

Datum: 18. 8. 2020 - 15:00 SELČ (60 minut)
Date: August 18, 2020 2:00 PM Europe/London | 2:00 PM US/Eastern | 10:00 AM Asia/Singapore (60 minutes)


DFMStream/CAM350 Webinar

DownStream Technologies

At this free webinar you will learn about DFMStream, the new product from DownStream Technologies that provides powerful DFM capabilities in an easy-to- use tool suite. DFMStream bridges the gap between engineering and fabrication, helps save valuable time and reduces new product introduction bottlenecks.

Identifying DFM issues before you start the fabrication process
Preparing PCB design data for manufacturing is a critical step in the new product introduction process. Designs that work in a virtual PCB CAD system may unknowingly break critical manufacturing rules resulting in delayed delivery times as deviations and work-arounds are performed at the manufacturer.

Datum: 18. 8. 2020 - 15:00 SELČ a 20:00 SELČ (60 minut)
Date: August 18, 2020 - 6:00AM PDT | 9:00AM EDT | 3:00PM CEST and 11:00AM PDT | 2:00PM EDT (60 minutes)


Getting Started with Xilinx Development Tools


What You Will Learn In This Webinar:

  • Understand how to run the Face Detection demo
  • What are the different Xilinx Tools
    • What are their outputs, responsibilities, etc.?
    • What do the tools do for and to each other?
    • How do the tools interact with each other?
  • Be able to recreate this demo from scratch
  • Where and why you would want to target your efforts leveraging the Avnet flow
    • See the benefits toward reaching your creation of a solution
  • Where to get more help?
  • Learning the gaps you have, being able to locate more targeted help getting you to your goals faster!

Datum: 18. 8. 2020 - 18:30 SELČ (60 minut)
Date: August 18, 2020 - 6:30 pm CEST (60 minutes)


BluePrint-PCB Webinar

DownStream Technologies

Current tools and methodologies for PCB Documentation are essentially workarounds that, rather than automating, in fact create obstacles to quickly producing detailed and accurate PCB documentation.

What is needed is a new approach to PCB documentation – a standalone PCB document authoring tool, developed in the style of Microsoft Office, which quickly creates electronic drawings to drive the PCB fabrication and assembly processes; a tool that “knows” it is creating a PCB document and leverages the PCB CAD data to automatically create and intelligently link PCB Views, details, document notes, external documents, URLs and multi-media content.

The result should be an electronic document which better articulates the instructions for PCB manufacturing, which can be changed instantly, and will lead to faster and more accurate new product introduction. A new product from DownStream Technologies – BluePrint for Printed Circuit Boards – is just such a product.

Datum: 19. 8. 2020 - 15:00 SELČ a 20:00 SELČ (60 minut)
Date: August 19, 2020 - 6:00AM PDT | 9:00AM EDT | 3:00PM CEST and 11:00AM PDT | 2:00PM EDT (60 minutes)


Adding a catalog group to the Components data model in EDM Library

Mentor, A Siemens business

This webcast will show you how to define a new hierarchical catalog group and integrate it into your existing Components data model.

What You Will Learn

  • Select the location of the new group in an existing Components class taxonomy.
  • Restrict the objects that are allowed in the catalog.
  • Add commodity-specific characteristics to the objects placed in the catalog.
  • Determine interface layout for the objects in the catalog.
  • Refresh the data model.

Datum: 20. 8. 2020 - 18:00 SELČ (60 minut)
Date: August 20, 2020 - 9:00 AM US/Pacific | 6:00 PM CEST (60 minutes)


What Technology Should Your PCB Tool Have To Design Rigid-flex Circuits Properly?

Mentor, A Siemens business

Today, electronic design companies are meeting consumer form-factor demands and ensure high reliability and flexibility in design options for products using flex/rigid-flex circuits. Designing these rigid-flex PCB’s requires a design tool with advanced technologies distinctly unique to flex/rigid-flex design. From flex/rigid-flex centric operations and capabilities that understand the unique structures, constraints, plane management, materials, stack-ups, and beyond, PADS Professional has the features and operations necessary to support flex/rigid-flex design that other tools don’t.

What You Will Learn

  • Requirements for Flex design
  • Where arced and rounded structures are required
  • How to design a proper stack-up
  • Intelligent overlapping flex regions
  • Automation specific to Flex design
  • Proper design technique for flexible circuits
  • How to incorporate Flex and Rigid-Flex designs into your product
  • Automated features allowing you to dramatically reduce design time

Datum: 25. 8. 2020 - 16:00 SELČ (60 minut)
Date: August 25, 2020 - 2:00 PM US/Pacific | 2:00 PM Europe/London (60 minutes)


EMC Pre-Compliance Testing

Keysight Technologies

This seminar will walk you through the necessary steps for EMC pre-compliance testing before sending your design off to the test lab. You will receive an overview of EMC standards and the various test instruments, software, and techniques used throughout the process. The presenters will also discuss the potential economic impact of conducting EMC pre-compliance tests or not.

Overview of Key Learnings:

  • EMC Standards
  • EMC Test Instruments, Software, and Measurement Techniques
  • Potential Economic Impact of EMC Pre-Compliance Testing

Datum: 27. 8. 2020 - 11:00 SELČ (60 minut)
Date: August 27, 2020 - 11:00 am CEST (60 minutes)


SerDes Simulation from the Ground Up

Mentor, A Siemens business

New User - SerDes Simulation from the ground up shows you how to get going with SerDes simulations. Webcast attendees have asked for a demonstration of SerDes simulations for the new user. The HyperLynx SI SerDes Batch Wizard and SerDes Batch Compliance Wizards are easy to set up, run quickly, and have powerful features. The HyperLynx SI SerDes Batch Wizard runs with or without AMI models, and the SerDes Batch Compliance Wizard requires no models. Detailed batch simulation reports give accurate signal integrity and crosstalk results, and various reporting formats that include channel metrics. The goal of this presentation is to educate more users about these features that can enhance productivity in SerDes simulations.

What You Will Learn

  • Overview of the Prelayout and Ppostlayout  SerDes design flow
  • Quick setup with the HyperLynx generic SerDes AMI models
  • Building your channel in Pre layout
  • Simulating in Post layout
  • Detailed reporting

Datum: 27. 8. 2020 - 18:00 SELČ (60 minut)
Date: August 27, 2020 - 9:00 PM US/Pacific | 6:00 PM CEST (60 minutes)


Automating Post-Route Verification for Multi-Gigabit Channels

Mentor, A Siemens business

Performing post-layout verification of multi-gigabit SerDes channels is a challenging but necessary task, because even the most detailed pre-layout simulation studies and routing guidelines can’t anticipate everything. Designs that meet detailed routing requirements can still fail due to discontinuities and resonances that couldn’t have been anticipated.

The large numbers of channels in modern designs makes post-route verification difficult – each channel must be modeled and analyzed individually, which requires an automated, efficient process to be successful. Once modeled, each channel must be analyzed for compliance with protocol requirements in the same automated fashion. This webinar will discuss requirements for effective SerDes channel post-route verification and show how they can be achieved. 

Datum: 8. 9. 2020 - 15:00 SELČ (60 minut)
Date: September 8, 2020 2:00 PM US/Eastern | 2:00 PM Europe/London | 10:00 AM Asia/Singapore (60 minutes)


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