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Module 1: The Hitchhikers Guide to PCB Design

Give your PCB Design education a firm foundation to build on by reading the Hitchhiker’s Guide to PCB Design. This entertaining and educational industry overview will give you the understanding of how all the processes in designing a PCB will come together to create a successful board.


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What You Will Learn

You will learn:

  • How to create a robust and manufacturable PCB layout
  • Who your project stakeholders are and why their involvement is essential for design success
  • Why it’s important to incorporate DFX (Design for Excellence) and the many topics it covers
  • Design best practices you need to know

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to PCB Design contains the following informative chapters.

  • Chapter 1: A New Design Gig
  • Chapter 2: DFM: Not Just Another Acronym
  • Chapter 3: A Fresh Start: Introducing PCB Project Stakeholders
  • Chapter 4: Capturing the Schematic
  • Chapter 5: PCB Layout: Setup and Placement
  • Chapter 6: DFT for IN-Circuit Test and JTAG
  • Chapter 7: The PCB Design Stackup
  • Chapter 8: Routing and Planes
  • Chapter 9: Fabrication Data & Documentation
  • Chapter 10: Assembly Data & Documentation, Process Overview
  • Chapter 42: The Future

Course Summary

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to PCB Design is the first step in your OrCAD PCB Design journey. This award winning overview of the PCB design process is packed with process information, professional tips, and commentary from industry experts. The Hitchhikers Guide to PCB design offers a cheeky, easy-to-understand dive into the PCB design and manufacturing process. The e-book takes readers on the journey of Ian, a new engineer getting his footing in PCB design, who makes some serious design faux pas resulting in a non-manufacturable design. However, thanks to the input and advice of several industry veterans, he is given a crash course on how to produce a successful, manufacturable board.


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