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PCB Design using Altium Designer

teacher avatar Sujithkumar M A, Course Instructor

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Lessons in This Class

23 Lessons (2h 38m)
    • 1. Agenda of the class!

    • 2. 1.Introduction to Printed Circuit Boards

    • 3. 2. Evolution of PCB

    • 4. 3. The need for PCB

    • 5. 4. Steps involved in fabrication of a PCB

    • 6. 5. The First Step in PCB Design - Sketching the circuit

    • 7. 6. CAD Tools for PCB Design

    • 8. 7. Understanding all the basic elements of a PCB

    • 9. 8. Types of PCB and Mounting Technologies

    • 10. 9. Terminologies involved in a PCB Design

    • 11. 10. Introduction to Altium Designer - Creating the files

    • 12. 11. Understanding the properties of the schematic layout

    • 13. 12. Making the schematic of an Half Wave Rectifier

    • 14. 13. Understanding Designation and Selection Filters

    • 15. 14. Importing the footprints

    • 16. 15. Manual Routing

    • 17. 16. Auto Routing

    • 18. 17. Adjusting the dimensions of Holes and Solder Pads

    • 19. 18. Polygon Pour

    • 20. 19. Printing Texts in Top Overlay

    • 21. 20. Synthesing the Gerber X2 Files for our PCB

    • 22. 21. Making our own symbol and footprint for LM7805 (20 min)

    • 23. 22. Creating a library for NE555 Timer and closing remarks

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About This Class

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.

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Sujithkumar M A

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1. Agenda of the class!: Hello everyone. Welcome to my class on printed circuit board design. I'm sitting at and I'll be your instructor for this particular class. Now, let me quickly walk you through the agenda of this particular class. So firstly, we will be seeing a basic introduction to the printed circuit boards, will be having, and we'll be looking at the steps involved in fabrication of emitter circuit board just for our, our knowledge and how a PCB is actually fabricated. We'll be going through some of the steps briefly. Then we'll be seeing the steps involved in designing a PCB, okay, designing a printed circuit board, a rate that is exactly what we're gonna do in this course. Okay, in this course is all about designing a PCB using a software which is called as LTM designer. So we will see how to use an item designer for the first 30 minutes of the class will be consisting of these four basically. Then we will move on to doing the projects. Okay, so this is product oriented. So the first project, what we will do is we will design a single layer PCB for a half-wave rectifier. Okay, so what you have to do is start to install the software. I'll Tim designer. And during the first 10 minutes of the class, you'll be able to understand how to use that particular software for PCB design. After design this single layer PCB, along with me, okay, So you can design your own PCB or if you want, you can follow, follow along with me in order to design an alphabetic beefier. Or you can take your own circuitry, can take a full weighted fair clipper or eclampsia. And what you have to do is you have to design a single layer PCB rate. After designing them, you have to take a screenshot of the schematic as well as the footprint, okay, the PCB layout. Okay. Either PCB layout, our schematic, but PCB lawyers most preferred, Okay, this app to take a screenshot of it and you have to upload it. Okay? Alright, so that is, you have to do, okay, it must be single layer. Alright, so that is the project number one. Then we will do our designing a footprint library for our own components, for our own competent. That is going to be project number two. You know, when we designed the cingulate PCB using an optimal design that say for example, for an APA rectifier, will be using the components that are present inside the designer library. For example, we'll be using a diode resistor and a source battery. Everything will be present in say, this library itself. But what if we V1 do you make footprints of the competent which are not present inside this algorithm? Design that library. In that case, you have to design your own footprint library rate that will also see in this course as, as a minor project. Okay, So that is project number too bad. We will design our own footprint library park components. Okay, So for these components like eliminate 0 for AC and any trouble fighting, but we will try to design our own footprint. Okay. So what do you have to do is you have to take ID competent, okay? Any component if you want, you can take and they can adapt to get the data sheet of the component along with me, I'll, you know, clearly walk you through how to get data sheet and how to use that in order to design the footprint like video games, you can work along with me and you, you have to finally submit a screenshot of the, you know, the footprint that you have designed already this project number 2. I'll read. If you want, you can design the footprints. Were these two components also a lump 1700 fed and any trouble free time. Just for your understanding, I am minute. I'm going to design the footprints but to competence, but you can do it for any one. I'll read this. This is the brief overview of what we're going to see in this class. I'm so excited now let's move on to the glass state-owned. 2. 1.Introduction to Printed Circuit Boards: Okay. So what is a PCV? A PCB, as it says, a PCB is nothing but a printed circuit board. Okay? So basically printing the circuit on a boat, that's it. Okay? And if a circuit board that connects all the electrical and electronic component through copper conductive flux. Okay? For example, if you have a battery here, let's say I have a battery. Let's say I have a component yet, say Emily, right? If I want to connect this, what I will do, I will use a wired here and I lose a wire in order to connect be badly and the component right, Andy. Andy, okay. Battery and they may be right. Okay. So I've used two wires, one from the positive terminal of the battery, the positive terminal of the LED one from the negative terminal of the battery to the negative terminal of the LED rate. So instead of wires, we still have this wires which carries the electrical signals. We will use copper conductive tax on a PCB, right? Because copper is a good conductor rate, a very good conductor. Okay? The ultimate objective of using a wire is it conducts that setup conducts the electrical signals or rather I could say, carries electrical signals. Okay, So corporate will be able to do that. So we will be using copper in our printed circuit board. It will be embedded, okay, we won't have to connect it manually, okay? All the connections will be impeded. That state is called a printed circuit board. All the connections will be printed acts. It's okay. So the GOP or contact two tracks, okay. Those are all the conductor grants and they are embedded on a substrate which is basically a fiber. Okay? So you have some state here, okay? Let's say this is my substrate, okay? On which the copper conductor tracks will be, you know, print deck, okay, on which the proper contact your tracks will be put in debt. I hope I can change my color. Yes. Okay. On which the copper conductor cracks may be printed. Okay. So let's say this is me back, okay? So the substrate is basically an insulating material. Okay? You'll see the usage of the substrate that forms the base of the VCB. Okay, so let's upstate forms the base on which the conduct of tax will be put on Mr. conduct, your tracks will be printer, and that will carry the analytical signals, that will carry the electrical signal between one component, another component, and all the components and the electrical signal on the electrical signal carrying copper conductive tracks. And all the components are mounted on a substrate. Okay. Are Madonna's update which will provide the mechanical support their doctor did basically in, in insulating one. Okay. All right, so this is a basic idea of a PCV, and we will see more in the upcoming slides.