Catalog 2016-2017 
    Dec 16, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ELEC 239 Printed Circuit Board Layout and Design

6 credits
Introduction to Printed Circuit Board Layout and Schematic capture. Students will modify and create libraries from part datasheets and use them to create schematics and layout PCB’s for various circuits.

Prerequisites: Instructor permission.

Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Describe the basic manufacturing processes used in PCB construction
  • Describe the components, file types and the key processes (such as verification, design rule checking, and annotation) in schematic capture and layout processes
  • Use PCB schematic capture and layout software
  • Integrate the basics of good PCB layout, including calculations of trace width for current handling capability and impedance, to successfully complete a PCB design
  • Successfully create complex PCBs from schematic capture to output file generation (Gerber files)
  • Create industry standard documentation necessary for the production of PCBs