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Bioplastics: The Route to a Sustainable Future?


Bioplastics, polymers derived from biological feedstocks, are a potential solution to the environmental problems caused by plastic - they are made from renewable resources and often biodegrade. Despite this, bioplastics have historically struggled to compete with fossil-based plastics, which are often far cheaper. But, are things beginning to change?

This webinar introduces bioplastics and explores the challenges that the nascent industry is facing, based on the IDTechEx research report "Bioplastics 2020-2025".

The webinar will include:

  • An introduction to bioplastics
  • Drivers of substitution
  • The impact of oil prices
  • Key challenges facing the industry
  • Industry forecasts

Datum: 25. 5. 2020 - 3:00 | 11:00 | 18:00 SELČ (20 minut)
Date: May 25, 2020 - 3:00am | 11:00am | 6:00pm CEST (20 minutes)

Customizing DDR4 Designs for Cost & Performance

Mentor, A Siemens business

This webinar will discuss the different design variables that can affect DDR design margin, and show how board and system designers can use HyperLynx pre-layout simulation to develop layout rules will optimize design margins and minimize cost.

Datum: 26. 5. 2020 - 15:00 SELČ (60 minut)
Date: May 26, 2020 - 2:00 PM Europe/London | 2:00 PM US/Eastern (60 minutes)

Virtual Conference: Opportunities for Printed & Flexible Electronics


New free-to-attend online conference from IDTechEx, hosts of the world's largest event series on Printed & Flexible Electronics.

  • Learn how end-users such as Coca-Cola, Electrolux and Swarovski are progressing printed electronics in their business.
  • Hear the latest developments from key suppliers Neotech AMT (manufacturing) and Roartis (materials).

Datum: 28. 5. 2020 - 2:00 SELČ (130 minut)
Date: May 28, 2020 - 2:00am CEST (130 minutes)

EMC Filters – From component to design

Würth Elektronik

Designing with EMC in mind is not always an easy task; the mindset of the design engineer needs to focus into the parasitic effects and coupling methodologies. During this presentation, we will discuss the different origins of the EMI and the features of the components, which helps us to fight them.

During the webinar we will deal with the following topics:

  • The need for filters and different topologies
  • Components and technologies
  • Choosing components for a filter
  • Design and simulation of filters
  • How to destroy a filter

Datum: 28. 5. 2020 - 15:00 SELČ (45 minut)
Date: May 28, 2020 - 3:00 PM CEST (45 minutes)

Stiffeners, Conductors & Dielectric Options

Royal Circuit

Flexible circuit boards have different design requirements than rigid PCBs. Flexible PCB stackups are made of conductors, dielectrics, adhesives, and stiffeners that affect the overall thickness, bend radius, and cyclic reliability of your design.

Learn how to design with Flexible PCBs in a webinar hosted by Bob Meyer and Larry Ybarra, who have a combined 60 years of experience in the flexible PCB fabrication industry.

Datum: 28. 5. 2020 - 20:00 SELČ (60 minut)
Date: May 28, 2020 - 08:00 PM CEST | 11:00 AM US/Pacific (60 minutes)

Smart Interfaces


Live webinar titled “Smart Interfaces” .

Datum: 29. 5. 2020 - 11:00 SELČ (60 minut)
Date: May 29, 2020 - 11:00 AM CEST (60 minutes)

How To Build A Single-Chip Solution That Supports All Industrial Ethernet Standards Your Customers Use

Texas Instruments

What if you could build a single-chip solution for products in factory automation, which can speak in multiple industrial Ethernet standards? In this webinar, you will learn how to deliver your product to more factories without having to change your core product. 

The topic of the connected Smart Factory is resonating very well with the industrial-automation equipment manufacturers. This is especially visible through the wide adoption of the EtherCAT protocol into many programmable logic controllers (PLCs), IO modules, and motor drives. But EtherCAT is not the only communication technology implemented in factories. So why build equipment that limits products to a single network type? The usage of PROFINET and EtherNet/IP is right up there with EtherCAT, and other protocols like Mechatrolink 3 are also gaining momentum.

Datum: 29. 5. 2020 - 20:00 SELČ (30 minut)
Date: May 29, 2020 - 2:00 PM EDT | 8:00 PM CEST (30 minutes)

Redox Flow Batteries: Technologies and Market Overview


This webinar, presented by IDTechEx Technology Analyst Daniele Gatti, will provide an introduction to Redox Flow Batteries (RFBs), addressing some of the technologies developed, and giving an overview of the flow battery market.

The increased adoption of renewable energies, and modernization of the electricity grid, and the increasing energy demand, boost the adoption of energy storage devices.

Redox flow batteries are one of the main candidates to fulfil this demand in the next future. Started to be developed in the late 80's, this technology is now starting to take off in the energy storage market. Besides the advantages this technology offers, the market is currently dominated by the large adopted Li-ion batteries, which present a lower capital cost, hindering the adoption of RFBs.

In this webinar, the main redox flow battery technologies will be analysed, explaining which are the main advantages and drawbacks of this technology.

The webinar will also provide an overview of the different energy storage sectors addressed by RFBs, showing the main companies involved in the commercialization of redox flow batteries.

Datum: 2. 6. 2020 - 3:00 | 11:00 | 18:00 SELČ (25 minut)
Date: June 2, 2020 - 3:00am | 11:00am | 6:00pm CEST (25 minutes)

What to Know about Micro-LED Displays


With big names launching micro-LED-based prototypes and products, micro-light emitting diode (MicroLED, or µLED) has become an attractive emissive display technology pursued by players from various industries. Micro-LED displays deliver many value propositions and players in the industry are looking for huge business opportunities.

In this webinar, presented by IDTechEx Principal Analyst Dr Xiaoxi He, will give an introduction of micro-LED displays and things you should know about them.

Contents covered in this webinar include:

  • Motivations and drivers of micro-LED displays
  • Landscape of micro-LED displays
  • Fabrication processes
  • Technologies of micro-LED displays

Datum: 3. 6. 2020 - 3:00 | 11:00 | 18:00 SELČ (40 minut)
Date: June 3, 2020 - 3:00am | 11:00am | 6:00pm CEST (40 minutes)

Error Reduction in the Design Definition Phase

Mentor, A Siemens business

Schematic entry sounds like a simple task. But the simple and often obvious errors are the ones that cause major delays: wrong or forgotten voltages, wrong termination, flipped diodes, miscalculated driver strength are only a few of the typical issues. As a result 3 out of 4 projects require changes and respins that can be costly and cause delay of the product. Getting things right the first time requires different approaches. And while checking for these possible errors is already challenging for a single board, wait until you need to check across your multi-board system.

Instead of focusing on the functionality intent, design reviews are focusing on finding these kind of issues. But there are methods available that allow you to eliminate these errors programmatically, so you can focus on the essentials.

During this webinar we will be showing approaches to reduce errors in the design definition phase, reducing risks and overhead during schematic reviews.

Datum: 16. 6. 2020 - 15:00 SELČ (60 minut)
Date: June 16, 2020 2:00 PM BST | 2:00 PM US/Eastern (60 minutes)

High-performance PCB layout and thermal design techniques


What are the most important aspects of PCB design? Designers often overlook the PCB, resulting in poor designs and inadequate performance. PCB layout is critical for removing heat and delivering power in a system. This workshop will cover important aspects of PCB design to maximize heat transfer and minimize power delivery impedance and losses.

This webinar focuses on:

  • Applying thermal models and simulation
  • PCB layout for effective thermal management
  • Power/signal routing and integrity in high-density, high-current applications to minimize board losses and maximize performance

Datum: 17. 6. 2020 - 11:00 SELČ
Date: June 17, 2020 - 10 AM BST | 11 AM CEST | 12 PM EEST

Saving Board Space: The Advantage of Low ESR Polymer Capacitors

Arrow Electronics

Solid polymer capacitors have gained popularity due to their low ESR and reduced voltage derating. For example, they allow for large ripple currents on switched DC-DC converter applications.

This webinar will highlight the AVX portfolio of Polymer Capacitors for various applications such as Solid State Drives, Automotive, High Reliability, and other critical electronic applications.

This presentation is geared towards application and design engineers working on Micro-Controller, Microprocessor, FPGA – Embedded Logic decoupling selections.

This webinar is co-sponsored by Arrow Electronics and will be presented by Allen Mayar, the product marketing manager for AVX Tantalum Capacitors.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Datum: 24. 6. 2020 - 19:00 SELČ (60 minut)
Date: June 24, 2020 - 7:00 PM CEST (60 minutes)

Your PCB Designs Need SI Analysis & You Don’t Need to be an Expert!

Mentor, A Siemens business

The lack of SI validation is one of the key reasons that PCB designs fail in the field. Many PCB tools lack the SI functionality necessary to detect and prevent these failures. Today, even the smallest of IoT PCB designs can benefit from or require some level of SI analysis. But for moderate and more complex designs, SI analysis is a must. The good news is, with modern tools, you don’t have to be an SI expert to run SI analysis on your designs.

Power delivery and signal reliability are critical for product creation with today’s modern, high-performance electronic circuits. We're seeing ICs switching at a faster rate - creating signal and power disruptions. Running power and signal analysis before production helps avoid unexpected or unpredictable circuit behavior by identifying power-delivery issues and crosstalk early in the product creation process. Ensure that you are getting designs right the first time, avoiding costly overdesign, and saving recurrent test cycles in the lab with built-in HyperLynx SI and PI in PADS Professional.

Datum: 30. 6. 2020 - 15:00 SELČ (60 minut)
Date: June 30, 2020 - 2:00 PM Europe/London | 2:00 PM US/Eastern (60 minutes)

Optimize New Product Introductions - Going Fast, Right or Both

Mentor, A Siemens business

Have you ever heard the question “Do you want it fast or do you want it right?” Too often we are pressed to deliver new products quickly, and then we are asked to correct, or improve, the product later. It seems like the priority these days is speed, followed by cost with quality getting any mindshare that’s left. We speak in terms of trade-offs between those topics.

To address the speed of new product introductions (NPI), you must provide tools for PCB designers to see the issues that will delay their product’s release, while they are still in the design process. The cost of a PCB are directly related to the expected yield of the design, and for that designers need solutions that shows them the manufacturing impact of their design.

During this event, we will show how customers are using DFM embedded in the design tools, empowering designers to address all three priorities without compromise.

Datum: 7. 7. 2020 - 15:00 SELČ (60 minut)
Date: July 7, 2020 - 10:00 AM Singapore | 2:00 PM London | 2:00 PM US/Eastern (60 minutes)

A Hybrid Design Verification Methodology for Increased Coverage and Faster Iterations

Mentor, A Siemens business

Most organizations leave detailed design validation for lab prototype testing, but this approach discovers problems late in the design cycle, leading to board re-spins that introduce delays and raise project costs. Increasing PCB systems performance requirements coupled with a pressure to improve product quality are driving engineering teams to consider alternatives to their current validation approach.This webinar discusses a hybrid approach for post-route verification that quickly and automatically screens designs for potential faults across multiple disciplines. Potential faults can then be reviewed by the designer and further quantified through simulation if necessary. This method permits near real-time checking of layout as the design progresses. It also eliminates the delays and quality issues associated with manual design reviews while providing complete coverage of high-speed, and safety layout constraints to ensure all requirements have been satisfied.

Datum: 28. 7. 2020 - 15:00 SELČ (60 minut)
Date: July 28, 2020 - 2:00 PM Europe/London | 2:00 PM US/Eastern (60 minutes)

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