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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.

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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.

    Five Issues Your Assemblers Want You to Avoid

    Five Issues Your Assemblers Want You to Avoid

    Chris Denney is CTO of Worthington Assembly and cohost of the ‘Pick, Place, Podcast’ podcast. He joins OnTrack to tell us about his talk, which is titled “Your Manufacturer Is Stupid - Help Them”. Learn the five tentpole problems your manufacturers have to deal with, and how avoiding these simple issues will speed your projects through assembly.
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    Show Highlights:
    Humble beginnings; intro to Worthington Assembly CTO Chris Denney
    Chris Gammel and the Amp Hour podcast
    The story behind “Your Manufacturer is Stupid - Help Them”
    No. 1: Identifying polarity of components
    No. 2: Silkscreen legibility (avoid incurring extra costs)
    No. 3: Panelization (why it matters)
    No. 4: PCB properties (use a template)
    No. 5  Specific manufacturer’s part numbers
    Bonus tip: Plated Through-hole sizes
    Worthington, Circuithub,and the Pick, Place, Podcast
    Links and Resources:
    Chris Denney on Linkedin
    Worthington Assembly Blog (Includes Chris’s presentation from Kicon 2019)
    CircuitHub Website
    Design With Manufacturing Panel from AltiumLive 2020
    Pick, Place, Podcast
     
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    • 44 min
    SOURCE® Hydropanels Renewable Clean Water from the Air

    SOURCE® Hydropanels Renewable Clean Water from the Air

    According to the World Health Organization, 2 billion people across the globe rely on contaminated water sources. Dr. Cody Friesen, founder of SOURCE and Fulton Engineering professor saw this problem, and developed the SOURCE® Hydropanel, a device which can extract water vapor from ambient air to create clean, potable water using the power of the sun. 
    Cody Friesen joins the OnTrack podcast to discuss materials science, entrepreneurship, the ASUIO competition, and how he came to develop the hydropanel. 
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    Show Highlights:
    Cody Friesen and materials science
    SOURCE and the search renewable water 
    Alarming statistics: clean drinking water and foodborne illness
    SOURCE Hydropanels: how they work and what they do
    Why hydropanels are a massive multidisciplinary problem
    The worldwide impact of SOURCE Hydropanel technology
    ECEDHA (The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Head Association)
    Entrepreneurship and the ASUIO competition 
    Apples, Soundskrit, and chip-scale LIDAR
    Trends in PCB Design amid the rise of Electrical Engineers
    EEs and cross disciplinary synergy
    Links and Resources:
    Cody Friesen on Linkedin
    Source Global on LinkedIn
    www.Source.co
    Apply to the 2021 ASU Innovation Open
    Who is Source Water?
    Cody Friesen featured on BBC Video Spotlight Future Innovators
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    • 34 min
    Robert Feranec and IoT Security

    Robert Feranec and IoT Security

    The AltiumLive Virtual Summit is just around the corner! So in a unique episode of OnTrack, we share clips of Robert Feranec, motherboard designer and founder and CEO of Fedeval Academy, speaking on such topics as IoT device security in an increasingly connected world, the pitfalls of underestimating the complexity of your fellow stakeholder’s job, and the value of attending AltiumLive. This is a short and impactful episode you shouldn’t miss.  
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    Show Highlights:
    Introduction to Robert Feranec, Founder of Fedevel Academy
    From design engineer to educator: Robert’s career trajectory 
    Learn, Connect, Get Inspired: Robert on the value of AltiumLive 
    ”It’s never simple”: the illusion of simplicity in other stakeholders’ jobs
    Security and the rise of security of IoT devices
    Altium 365 and cloud security: Amazon Web Service’s Dave Pellerin’s AltiumLive keynote
    Links and Resources:
    Register for FREE: AltiumLive 2020 Virtual Summit
    Connect with Rober Feranec. Join the conversation on Discord
    Robert Feranec on LinkedIn
    Robert Feranec on How to Implement The PCB Design Process
    Work from Anywhere. Connect with Anyone.

    • 10 min
    How the Open Source Ventilator Project Went from Design to Build in Record Time

    How the Open Source Ventilator Project Went from Design to Build in Record Time

    Dugan Karnazes (Velocity Research), Rob Cooke (Calumet Electronics), and Chris Denney (Worthington Assembly) join the OnTrack podcast to relay their experiences while working on the OSV (Open Source Ventilator) project. The OSV project is a global coalition formed entirely of volunteer engineers, corporations, manufacturers, and hospital systems which helped alleviate world-wide ventilator shortages at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how Dugan, Rob, and Chris helped the Open Source Ventilator project design, manufacture, and supply ventilators in record time.  
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    Show Highlights
    Introduction to Dugan Karnazes, Rob Cooke, and Chris Denney 
    When engineering projects go viral: How the OSV (Open Source Ventilator) Project began
    ”30 minutes I’ll never forget”—How Chris Denney joined the OSV project
    ”Let’s just make this thing happen”—Why OSV isn’t your everyday engineering project
    How Rob Cooke joined the Open Source Ventilator project
    “Using Altium 365 is like engineering with cheat codes”—coordinating the OSV project
    Chris Denney on how Altium 365 eliminated needless delays
    How software like G Suite and Altium 365 are fundamentally changing the future of design
    The biggest thing we can do to impact our industry
    How the industry is streamlining design by making geography irrelevant
    Resources:
    Register for AltiumLive 2020: Virtual PCB Summit (Free)
    Leigh Gawne on the historic launch of Altium 365
    Dugan Karnazes Podcast about OSV
    Rob Cooke Podcast OSV collaboration beyond Gerber Files for Fabricators
    Innovators Around the Globe Contribute to Coronavirus Intervention
    Rising to the Occasion with Altium Designer + Altium 365
    Velocity Research Website
    Calumet Electronics Website
    Worthington Assembly Website
    Dugan Karnazes on LinkedIn
    Rob Cooke on LinkedIn
    Chris Denney on LinkedIn
     
    Now you can get the ultimate PCB design productivity with the easiest platform for PCB design. Easily communicate design changes to your team with Altium 365. 
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    • 27 min
    Dave Pellerin from AWS on Cloud Security and Cloud-based Applications

    Dave Pellerin from AWS on Cloud Security and Cloud-based Applications

    Get ready! AltiumLive 2020 is just around the corner, and Dave Pellerin has joined the roster. Dave is Head of Worldwide Business Development for Infotech/Semiconductor at Amazon Web Services (AWS), and a former Director of Marketing for FPGA Design Products at Altium. Dave has also authored five Prentice Hall books on topics from FPGA programming (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) to design automation. Dave joins us on the OnTrack podcast to bring his uniquely qualified perspective to bear on topics like cloud security and secure collaboration in a disaggregated market, and FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) and their applications in the cloud, as well as to give us the details on the upcoming AWS (Amazon Web Services) re:Invent conference.
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    Show Highlights:
    Meet Dave Pellerin and  AWS (Amazon Web Services)
    Cloud security and supply chains: recent trends toward secure collaboration environments
    How Amazon’s acquisition of Annapurna Labs spurred its interest in secure collaboration 
    FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) and their broad applications in the Cloud
    ”We take care of all that heavy lifting”: AWS IoT Core and advice to users of IoT (Internet of Things) devices
    A quick look at Dave’s upcoming contribution to AltiumLive 2020
    Why Amazon is seeking to connect with Altium users
    Coming Soon... Amazon’s annual AWS re:Invent conference and other exciting upcoming AWS events
    Links and Resources:
    AltiumLive 2020 FREE Registration Here
    Dave Pellerin on LinkedIn
    Amazon AWS Website
    Amazon Reinvent Conference
    AWS Semiconductor/Electronics Webpage
    Work from Anywhere. Connect with Anyone.

    • 20 min
    Speakers, Sessions & More! AltiumLive 2020 Virtual Summit

    Speakers, Sessions & More! AltiumLive 2020 Virtual Summit

    Altium’s VP of marketing, Lawrence Romine, returns to the OnTrack Podcast to discuss his goals for AltiumLive 2020 and beyond
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    Show Highlights:
    Reintroducing Lawrence Romine, Altium’s VP of Marketing 
    Lawrence’s goals for the future of AltiumLive
    Why AltiumLive focuses on substantive content and not marketing
    ”It’s because you gave them a voice...”; Altium’s history of supporting the underdog
    The Pros and Cons of going virtual with AltiumLive 
    How Eli Hughes and TZero revolutionized brewing by letting brewers ‘hear the beer’
    ”If you like beer and you like engineering…”: Tin Whiskers Brewing
    The privilege of bringing Eric Bogatin and other rock stars of the industry to AltiumLive
    Garbage in, garbage out; vetting quality content in a complicated blogosphere 
    ENTER Amazon: Altium 365 and the AWS (Amazon Web Services) platform 
    ”No safety net”: Why AltiumLive does software demonstrations live
    Velocity Research’s Open Source Ventilator and other user feedback
    How Altium 365’s users seamlessly transitioned to remote work during the quarantine
    Links and Resources:
    AltiumLive Virtual Summit: Register here for FREE
    Lawrence Romine on LinkedIn
    AltiumLive Virtual Summit: Meet the Speakers
    Previous Episode with Lawrence Romine:
    Altium 365: Work from Anywhere, Connect with Anyone
    Altium VP, Lawrence Romine on Altium Designer 20
    Altium VP on New Library and Data Management Tool Concord Pro

     
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

emh1234565 ,

Love it

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.

stephneness ,

PCB Design Podcast Talks Shop and REALLY Helps!

Great info about all aspects of printed circuit boards - from design to manufacture and assembly this show really aims to cover tough topics that EEs and board designers struggle with every day. Circuit board design has changed ALOT with high speed digital and now Judy Warner, Altium and the industry gurus they run with are here to tell it like it is. Entertaining with smart, interesting people every week - this is a down-to-earth, technology podcast that is throwing the doors open on what it means to design electronics.

McWeasle ,

Designer Geek Heaven...!

Judy really does a great job bringing her "A" game to this format and makes it fun and interesting for the person she's interviewing and the audience. Lots here for a PCB designer to enjoy. She knows her stuff from her decades in the industry and asks probing questions of her guests. You will learn a lot and have a fun time and I find that I can't wait until she posts her next one... Two thumbs up...!

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