Technical Education Webinar Series
Title: Design Right the First Time: Understanding how Dielectric Constant (Dk) Test Methods Affect Time to Market
Date: October 24, 2017
Time: 8am PT/ 11am ET
Sponsored by: Rogers Corporation
Presented by: John Coonrod, Technical Marketing Manager, Rogers Corporation, Advanced Connectivity Solutions
There are many things to consider when designing microwave and millimeter-wave printed circuit boards (PCB’s). RF engineers need to work through typical tradeoffs to get the optimum RF performance of the circuit for the intended application. The circuit RF properties are affected by normal variations in the high frequency circuit material, PCB fabrication processes and end-use environmental conditions.
This webinar will address real-world issues which can alter the RF performance of a PCB. Some of these issues are design and PCB construction specific. We will expose uncommon relationships between circuit design and material affects related to the RF performance of the printed circuit. The topics which will be covered are:
John Coonrod is the Technical Marketing Manager for Rogers Corporation, Advanced Connectivity Solutions Division. John has 30 years of experience in the Printed Circuit Board industry. About half of this time was spent in the Flexible Printed Circuit Board industry regarding circuit design, applications, processing and materials engineering. The past fifteen years have been spent supporting High Frequency Circuit materials involving circuit fabrication, providing application support and conducting electrical characterization studies. John is the Chair for the IPC D24C High Frequency Test Methods Task Group and holds a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering degree from Arizona State University.