PEACHTREE CITY, GA – The Printed Circuit Engineering Association today announced a new webinar on high-frequency PCB design and analysis will take place in March.

“Designing and Analyzing High-Frequency Interconnects,” a new two-hour class, focuses on an approach to designing high-frequency interconnects, beginning with PCB design and leading into systems-level RF design.

The webinar, part of the PCB2Day series of workshops and online training, takes place March 22 and will cover:

•    Transmission line design
•    Network parameter analysis including S-parameters
•    Interconnect characterization
•    Parasitics and their effects on signal integrity
•    Advanced topics like waveguides and emitters.

Design examples involving unique waveguide and cavity structures on high-frequency PCBs will be presented. By the end of the course, attendees will have received conceptual guidance on interconnect design and analysis for any frequency range.

The speaker, Zachariah Peterson, has an extensive technical background in academia and industry. He currently provides research, design, and marketing services to electronics companies. Prior to working in the PCB industry, he taught at Portland State University. He conducted his applied physics Ph.D. research on random laser theory and stability. His work has been published in over a dozen peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, and he has written hundreds of technical blogs on PCB design for a number of companies. He is a member of IEEE Photonics Society, IEEE Electronics Packaging Society, the American Physical Society, and the Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA).

“High-frequency PCB designs carry a unique set of challenges due to concentration of signal power in a narrow bandwidth. To design high-frequency interconnects, designers must consider an entire interconnect, including its linearity and stability,” said Peterson.

To register for the online event, visit

PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB and CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY magazines are media partners for the event.

About Printed Circuit Engineering Association Inc.

Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA) ( is a nonprofit association that promotes printed circuit engineering as a profession and encourages, facilitates, and promotes the exchange of information and integration of new design concepts through communications, seminars, workshops, and professional certification through a network of local and regional PCEA-affiliated groups. PCEA serves the global PCB community through print, digital and online products, as well as live and virtual events. PCEA publishes PRINTED CIRCUIT DESIGN & FAB ( and CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY (, as well as the PCB UPdate ( e-newsletter. UPMG also produces the PRINTED CIRCUIT UNIVERSITY ( online training platform, and trade shows and conferences, including PCB East (, PCB West ( and the PCB2Day workshop series.

Register now for "Best DFM Practices for Board Engineers," a new three-hour webinar from Susy Webb, CID. Coming Feb. 22.

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