Price 6110 + VAT
DURATION 4 Days

Course Overview

Good PCB (Printed Circuits Board) layout design plays a major role in electronic devices. Smart phones, I-Pad, laptops and many micro devises includes high density and high speed electronic boards.

This training will enable the electronic design engineer to enhance the electronic board performance by understanding and considering the PCB design technologies and requirements while in the schematic design phase.
Practical Engineers and Electronic Engineers who would like to enter the magnificent world of PCB layout design are welcome to participate this training in order to give you the life opportunity to become a layout designers.
This training includes all aspects of PCB layout design starting from define the electronic constrains, build components footprints,  smart 3D components placement in the PCB area , understanding PCB technologies, sophisticated traces routing methods & high speed routing, invoking PCB  production files and understanding GERBERS formats.

Who should attend?

Electronic engineers that would like to enhance their knowledge on PCB platforms and design.

Prerequisite:

Basic electronics, understand basic electronic and schematics.

Software Tools:

Altium designer 12 suite.

Skills Gained: After completing this training, you will be able to:

• Use the most advanced features of the schematic constrains for PCB layout.
• Knowledge of PCB technologies.
• Building components footprint libraries.
• Understanding the interface between mechanical design requirements and PCB design requirements.
• 3D PCB design.
• Multilayer design.
• High speed design.
• Enhance component placement methods
• Smart trace routing.
• Transfer schematic to PCB layout.
• PCB production files
• Assembly production files.
• PCB design to low cost.

Course Outline:

Day 1

Module 1: Understanding board schematic
1.1 Electronic schematic basic design.
1.2 Electronic components
1.3 Electric connections
1.4 Multi sheet electronic design.

LAB 1: Understanding board schematic – practice
1.1 Schematic in Altium designer
1.2 Navigation in multi sheet electronic design
1.3 Managing components

Module 2: PCB basics 
2.1 what is PCB
2.2 PCB examples
2.3 PCB materials, types and structure

Lab 2: PCB basics files – practice
2.1 Open PCB design file
2.2 Find your way in the PCB environment.
2.3 PCB structure

Day 2

Module 3: electronic parts FOOTPRINT
3.1 what are electronic parts FOOTPRINTS
3.2 Footprints types

Lab 3: Making electronic parts footprint – practice
3.1 Footprint libraries
3.2 building footprint
3.3 attach 3D body to footprint

Module 4: Electronic constrains for PCB
4.1 what are PCB constrains
4.2 Define the constrains in the schematic editor

Lab 4: Electronic constrains for PCB – practice
4.1 Entering different PCB  constrains to schematic
4.2 Footprint constrains

Module 5: transferring the schematic to PCB
5.1 how to transfer schematic to PCB
5.2 Checking transfer validity
5.3 Define additional constrains in the PCB

lab 5: transferring the schematic to PCB – practice
5.1 transferring  schematic to PCB
5.2 Checking transfer validity
5.3 Define additional constrains in the PCB

Day 3

Module 6: Board size and shape
6.1 different board shapes
6.2 methods to define board shapes

LAB 6: Board size and shape – practice
6.1 making board size & shapes
6.2 Import board size, DXF, DWG, STEP-3D

Module 7: Component Placement  and ordering
7.1 Rules to do correct placement
7.2 RFI/EMI consideration in placement
7.3 Placement for High speed
7.4 power and heated parts placement.

Lab 7: Component Placement  and ordering -practice
7.1 doing component placement

Module 8: Routing and Polygons
8.1 Routing – power, High speed, standard, multi layers
8.2 Testpoint System
8.3 Adding and removing teardrops
8.4 manual and Automatic routing
8.5 Polygons and the Polygon Manager

Lab 8: Routing and Polygons – practice
8.1 Routing
8.2 Testpoint System
8.3 Adding and removing teardrops
8.4 manual and Automatic routing
8.5 Polygons and the Polygon Manager

Day 4

Module 9: Rules and violation checking and correcting
9.1 Run DRC check
9.2 Navigation to DRC errors
9.3 Correcting DRC errors
9.4 Rerunning the DRC check

Lab 9: Rules and violation checking and correcting
9.1 Practice the DRC flow
Module 10: Preparing the PCB layout to production
10.1 Adding Notes to PCB manufacturer
10.2 Drill table
10.3 layer stack-up
10.4 Panel design

Lab 10: Preparing the PCB layout to production – practice 
10.1 Adding Notes to PCB manufacturer
10.2 Drill table
10.3 layer stack-up
10.4 Panel design

Module 11: Output Generation and CAM File Editing
11.1 Bill of Materials
11.2 Output Generation
11.3 CAM Editor

Lab 11: Output Generation and CAM File Editing
11.1 Making Bill of Materials
11.2 Output Generation of production files
11.3 Navigating in the CAM Editor

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