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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 required

Quarters Offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Winter 2019

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

Total Hours: 90 Lecture Hours: 30 Lab or Clinical Hours: 60