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With topic of new equipment, the January 2018 issue of PCB007 Magazine has published and is now available for download.
First, to bring in the new year, we’ve made a few changes to our magazines. You may have noticed that our name has changed from The PCB Magazine to PCB007 Magazine. Not only did we update our magazine’s name, we refreshed the interior pages of the publication, as well. As an I-Connect007 publication, PCB007 Magazine fits nicely with our other publications, which also carry through with the naming convention starting this month: SMT007 Magazine and Design007 Magazine. We hope you enjoy the fresh new look.
As new equipment gets more sophisticated and costly, determining equipment needs has become far more complicated. Choosing wisely—and correctly anticipating your and the market’s needs—has never been more critical. Our experts are well equipped to give us their professional perspectives on just what to consider when evaluating new equipment.
Check it all out this month in PCB007 Magazine, now on the virtual newsstand and available for delivery in your e-mailbox each month by subscribing here.
You can also download the pdf version here for future reference.
Patty Goldman, I-Connect007
If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard of 5G, but you may not understand what all the fuss is about. First, 5G simply means fifth-generation mobile networks. The best way to understand what 5G is about is to understand all the other Gs, like 3G and 4G (we rarely hear about the early Gs!).
Stig Källman, ERICSSON with Happy Holden, I-CONNECT007
The material toolbox idea first came up when I saw the IPC appendix list for standard 1-ply stack-ups. The idea is to make a very simple bill of materials, specifications and notes, and possibly use the same prepreg/resin in the laminate and in the core.
Dan Feinberg, Technology Editor, I-Connect007
We are about to begin the transition from the present cellular standard 4G LTE to the next generation, 5G. As in the past, most people will wonder, “What does 5G mean to me, and what is LTE anyway?” After all, if you can make your connection reliably and you can send and receive data at reasonable speeds, why should you really care?