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☑ Designing Printed Circuit Boards
☑ Altium Designer
In this course, you will learn
1. The basic elements of a Printed Circuit Board.
2. The need for PCB and evolution of the same.
3. Steps involved in fabrication of a PCB
4. Steps involved in the design of a PCB
5. Types of PCB
6. Mounting Technologies - PTH, SMT
We will understand that PCB is a circuit board that connects all the electrical and electronic components through copper conductive tracks. The copper conductive tracks are embedded on a substrate which is basically a fiber.
After that, we will get into the Altium Designer Software in order to learn how to design a Printed Circuit Board.
1. Learning how to create a schematic and a PCB in the Altium Designer.
2. Understanding all the widgets and tools in the software.
3. Understanding how to route the footprints in a PCB - Both Manual and Auto Routing.
4. Analyzing the morphology of holes and solder pads.
5. Printing the texts in Top Overlay.
6. Creating libraries for two or three terminal components.
7. Creating libraries for some standard IC's.
8. Getting the 2D and 3D Layouts of the PCB.
At the end of this course, you will be able to design a PCB in Altium Designer for your circuit knowing all the fundamentals of a Printed Circuit Board.
Fundamentals of Printed Circuit Boards
1. Introduction to Printed Circuit Boards
2. Evolution of PCB
3. The need for PCB
4. Steps involved in fabrication of a PCB
5. The First Step in PCB Design - Sketching the circuit
Terminologies and Types involved in PCB Design
6. CAD Tools for PCB Design
7. Understanding all the basic elements of a PCB
8. Types of PCB and Mounting Technologies
9. Terminologies involved in a PCB Design
Working with Altium Designer - Creating a schematic
10. Introduction to Altium Designer - Creating the files
11. Understanding the properties of the schematic layout
12. Making the schematic of an Half Wave Rectifier
13. Understanding Designation and Selection Filters
Making the PCB from the Schematic in Altium Designer
14. Importing the footprints
15. Manual Routing
16. Auto Routing
17. Adjusting the dimensions of Holes and Solder Pads
18. Polygon Pour
19. Printing Texts in Top Overlay
20. Synthesing the Gerber X2 Files for our PCB
Creating our own component libraries in Altium Designer
21. Making our own symbol and footprint for LM7805 (20 min)
22. Creating a library for NE555 Timer and closing remarks