Where and How of Learn To Design PCB

Before you know where to learn designing PCB, you must know a few things about how to learn to design PCB, and further some more concepts about PCB. Lets take a look at them.

A printed circuit board (PCB) mechanically supports and electrically connects electronic components or electrical components using conductive tracks, pads and other features etched from one or more sheet layers of copper laminated onto and/or between sheet layers of a non-conductive substrate. Components are generally soldered onto the PCB to both electrically connect and mechanically fasten them to it.

Printed circuit boards are used in all but the simplest electronic products. They are also used in some electrical products, such as passive switch boxes.

Alternatives to PCBs include wire wrap and point-to-point construction, both once popular but now rarely used. PCBs require additional design effort to lay out the circuit, but manufacturing and assembly can be automated. Specialized CAD software is available to do much of the work of layout. Mass-producing circuits with PCBs is cheaper and faster than with other wiring methods, as components are mounted and wired in one operation. Large numbers of PCBs can be fabricated at the same time, and the layout only has to be done once. PCBs can also be made manually in small quantities, with reduced benefits.

Circuit Board Background

PCBs can be single-sided (one copper layer), double-sided (two copper layers on both sides of one substrate layer), or multi-layer (outer and inner layers of copper, alternating with layers of substrate). Multi-layer PCBs allow for much higher component density, because circuit traces on the inner layers would otherwise take up surface space between components. The rise in popularity of multilayer PCBs with more than two, and especially with more than four, copper planes was concurrent with the adoption of surface mount technology. However, multilayer PCBs make repair, analysis, and field modification of circuits much more difficult and usually impractical.

There are several steps involved in the making of PCB

Some of them are given below


Circuit boards are sometimes made with photolithography. A covering called photoresist reacts with light, and then the circuit board and covering are put in a developer. This method is expensive per board, but very cheap to set up in the beginning. [3]


There are, however, different methods of making a circuit board. Some professionally made circuit boards use a different method to remove extra copper from the circuit board. A process called silk screen printing is used. Silk-screening is when a cloth is pulled tight over a frame. Then an image is printed onto the cloth. Then ink is pressed through the cloth. The ink does not go where the image has been printed on the cloth. It is called silk-screening because the cloth is usually silk. The cloth is usually silk because it has very small holes. silk-screening is used to print an ink called resist onto the board. Resist is an ink that resists the etchant used to make the circuit board. Etchant dissolves the copper on the board. This is cheaper for each board than photo-resist, but is more expensive in the beginning.


Another way to make a circuit board is to use a mill. A mill is a drill that moves in many directions. The drill removes a small amount of copper each time it moves. The mill removes the copper around the wires on the board. This leaves extra copper on the board. Other methods do not leave the extra copper on the board. This method is cheaper per board, but the equipment to make it is expensive. This method is not used often, because the other two methods are easier.

Learn Designing PCB with Eckovation

Kit Will be given in the class Will be dispatched to you in 24 Hours
Doubt Clarification 1 trainer to 40 students Personal 1-to-1 session (Video/Chat) with our experts
Duration 16 Hrs Fixed (Example) 16 Hrs at your own pace (Complete within 45 days)
Venue Fixed Anywhere as per your convenience
Additional cost for student Travel, Accommodation to reach the venue No additional costs
Refund Only before training program starts Anytime if you don’t like the course
Revision Using study material in pdf format See the video lectures/tutorials any number of times
Pause & Resume Not possible Pause and resume any number of times
Module Size 2 hour lecture 3 min videos which will allow you to take breaks
Hands-on session 1 trainer to 40 students High clarity videos showing clear steps which can be reviewed any number of times
Certification Upon Completion Upon Completion
Study Material PDF format (Online) Excellent Video based lectures and tutorials
Examination Online at extra fee (Rs. 299) Inbuilt in the course
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Pre-Requisite:- You will need Altium Designer software. If you are a college / university student, ask Altium for a student license. In many countries the student license is free.

In this course you will learn how to design a PCB from scratch as it is done in the industry. We are going to re-design an Arduino Uno and also make it better.

Design PCB’s which work the first time.

Build your own 2 layer Arduino board (with a PCB ordered by pcbpower.com)

What- Do you know what a PCB is? Why it is used? Need to know about all the procedures involved in the designing process of the PCB?

Why- Once you are able to design your own board you can apply for a job as hardware engineer or hardware design engineer. This is a skill based course which teaches you how to build PCB’s from scratch.

How- Join this course and at the end of the course you will learn how to build your own PCB.

You can also read about some other great articles on Robotics, to help you dig deeper into what all you will be able to make, you have know how of learn to design PCB!

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