Sunday, October 30, 2011

Board-to-Board Connections - Know Your Options (Part 1)

In this white paper, DfR guides you through the process of selecting a board-to-board connection and how to balance cost, size, number of I/O, manufacturability, repairability, and robustness. A concise understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of each connection option is provided. For more information, contact Greg Caswell.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Thermal Solutions - Designing to Optimize Performance

Meeting targets for cost, size, and performance for a thermal solution is a challenging activity for most engineering teams. Designers can be drawn into a game of 'opinioneering,' which can induce overdesign or initiate a time-consuming design of experiments. This white paper illustrates how DfR optimizes this process. For more information, contact Nathan Blattau.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

DfR Presents at MET Labs NEBS Testing Seminar in Austin, TX: November 1

Greg Caswell will be presenting on "Design for ESD" at the November 1 MET Labs NEBS testing seminar. Please register for the meeting. For more information please contact Greg Caswell or Barnaby Wickham.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

IPC Designers Council Webinar in Huntsville, AL on October 26

Cheryl Tulkoff will be presenting a webinar on "DFM for PCB." The meeting will be a "lunch and learn" webinar at the AdTran facility in Huntsville and will be conducted by the IPC Designers council. For more information contact Cheryl Tulkoff.

Monday, October 24, 2011

DfR in Irvine, California October 31 - November 2

Cheryl Tulkoff will be visiting customers in the Orange County/Irvine area Oct 31 - Nov 2. If you would like to schedule a visit to your company while she is in your area, please contact June Caswell.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Lockheed Martin Pb-free Electronics Workshop in College Park, MD on October 27

Lockheed Martin has invited Craig Hillman to present on the broad range of Pb-free research and development activities currently being performed at DfR Solutions. If you would like a similar informative update at your facility, please contact June Caswell.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Design for Manufacturability for PCBs - IPC Designers Council North Alabama Meeting

Meeting of the North Alabama chapter of the
IPC Designers Council

Date: Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Where: Adtran - South Tower

Topic: Design for Manufacturability for PCBs

Presentation by: Cheryl Tulkoff , Senior Member of the Technical Staff - DfR Solutions

Cheryl Tulkoff has over 22 years of experience in electronics manufacturing with an emphasis on failure analysis and reliability. She has worked throughout the electronics manufacturing life cycle beginning with semiconductor fabrication processes, into printed circuit board fabrication and assembly, through functional and reliability testing, and culminating in the analysis and evaluation of field returns. She has also managed no clean and RoHS-compliant conversion programs and has developed and managed comprehensive reliability programs.

Lunch will be provided by Adtran!

No cost to attend.

Reserve a spot on your calendar on Wednesday, October 26th from 12:00 pm to 1:30pm for this educational meeting being held at Adtran in Huntsville .

Please RSVP no later than noon on Tuesday, October 25th to Aaron Lesky at


Lunch served 12:00 - 12:15

Presentation 12:15- 1:15

Wrap Up 1:15 - 1:30


Adtran North Tower

901 Explorer Blvd

Hunstville, AL 35806

Hope you can attend!

Aaron Lesky

American Standard Circuits