Slash Sheets and Material Selection

June 1, 2023 | I-Connect007 Editorial Team

Doug Sober helped pioneer the development of IPC’s first slash sheets in 1996 for IPC-4101, Specification for Base Materials for Rigid and Multilayer Printed Boards and we asked him to discuss slash sheets—what they are, what they are not, and why PCB designers might benefit from an IPC materials guide developed specifically for designers.

Episode 4 of I-Connect007’s new podcast, On the Line with… features an interview with Christian Wendt, marketing and communications department head at Siemens Digital Logistics. Wendt discusses the most obvious area of concern for logistics sustainability: reduction of the carbon footprint.



Quiet Power: 3D Effects in Power Distribution Networks

May 22, 2023 | Istvan Novak, Samtec

Signal integrity (SI) grew out of the electromagnetic compatibility discipline in the early 1990s and gradually became a hot topic in its own right. Although the term SI never appeared in the title, one of the first books on topic was...

Connect the Dots: What is an Annular Ring?

May 18, 2023 | Matt Stevenson, Sunstone Circuits

Let's learn about annular rings, because a greater understanding can help ensure that your PCB designs successfully become physical boards. The annular ring is the space between the drill hole and the edge of the pad—a specified...

Dana on Data: Can ChatGPT Solve My PCB Data Transfer Quality Problem?

May 18, 2023 | Dana Korf, Korf Consultancy LLC

The media is talking about how artificial intelligence will replace all of us with its ability to search massive amounts of online data to create fast, automatic solutions. To this end, I asked ChatGPT how to solve the data transfer...

A New Materials Paradigm Featuring:

  • Slash Sheets and Material Selection, a conversation with Doug Sober
  • Select Dielectric Material With Precision, by Barry Olney
  • Stop Over-specifying Your Materials, by Kelly Dack
  • Slash Sheets: Don’t Fall Into the Trap, by Geoffrey Hazelett
  • Batter Up: Stepping Up to the Substrate, by Tim Haag
  • Selecting Flex Materials: Do Your Homework, by Mike Morando
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