PCB Design

Module-1: Basic Circuit Theory (10 Hours)
Voltage, Current, Resistance, and Ohm's Law, Alternating & Direct Current, Polarity
Electronics Components
What is a Circuit? Short and Open Circuits
Introduction to Printed Circuit Boards
History of PCB
What is Printed Circuit Board or PCB?
Need of PCB - What roles does PCB play, What does a PCB consist of?
What are the Advantages of PCB?
What is Computer-Aided Design (CAD)? Electronic design automation (EDA)
Different type of PCB designing software
Overview of the Designing process, Industrial Protocols and Design Specifics

Module 2: Getting Introduced to Kicad EDA 5.1.2 (20 HOURS)
Introduction to Kicad
Downloading and installing KiCad-Under Windows
KiCad Workflow
Overview & Forward and backward annotation
Using KiCad
Shortcut keys, Accelerator keys, Hotkeys, Example
Draw electronic schematics
Using Eeschema, Bus connections in KiCad
Layout printed circuit boards
Using Pcbnew, Generate Gerber files, Using GerbView
Automatically route with FreeRouter
Forward annotation in KiCad
Make schematic symbols in KiCad
Using Component Library Editor, Export, import and modify library components
Make schematic components with quicklib, Make a high pin count schematic component
Make component footprints Using Footprint Editor

Module 3: CAD library for KiCad (5 Hours)
Installation of SnapEDA CAD library for KiCad, with symbols, footprints, and 3D models

Module 4: Developing circuit schematic and layout(15 HOURS)
Developing circuit schematic and layout for a single side PCB
Developing circuit schematic and layout for a double side PCB

Module 5: PCB Fabrication (10 Hours)
Tools use in PCB Fabrication
Raw material use in PCB Manufacturing
The Parts of a PCB
Different step of PCB Manufacturing process

Module 6: Component Placement & Project (10 Hours)
Tools use in component placement on printed circuit boards (PCBs)
Different process of component placement
Final Project


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