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RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling 2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit design engineer. The Internet was still largely an unknown entity at the time and not much was available in the form of WYSIWYG ...
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"We do less with less," is what a senior engineer at a major defense electronics contractor once remarked to me as he grew more and more infuriated with a malfunctioning antiquated component specification database microfiche machine the company insisted on keeping in spite of a modern computer-based alternative. Remember those frustrating contraptions? That instance came to mind when I saw this white paper titled, "The Engineering Workforce Problem: Doing More with No More."
Since my last excursion to the TradePub website they have added a lot of white papers with topics on printed circuit board (PCB) design that might be interesting to you. They are all available free for download. Companies like, in this case Mentor Graphics, publish these papers as a form of advertising for their products.
There are also many other topics useful to RF Cafe visitors (see bullet list below). I have also chosen a few white papers that are probably relevant to you.
The Engineering Workforce Problem: Doing More with No More
Why Printed Circuit Board Design Matters to the Executive
High Speed PCB Layout: Physical Design Issues of High-Speed Interfaces
Ten Ways to Make Your Wiring and Harness Design Faster and Better
Why Printed Circuit Board Design Matters: How PCBs Are a Strategic Asset for Cost Reduction and Faster Time-to-Market
Google's Universal Search for Universities
The Essentials of Sales Kit: Includes a Free ABC of Sales eBook
Engineering the Perfect Cover Letter
Facebook and Your Job Search
Stress Management for Dummies
Job Seeker Strategies to Stay Ahead of the Career Curve
Principles of Project Management - Developing Your Project Skills
Posted October 23, 2014