Easy PCB Design Guide:Introduction
The Easy-PCB Design Guide aims to be the one stop shop for those seeking to learn how to design a printed circuit board (PCB). The intention is to make this advanced technological skill more compressed cutting off the years of study normally required to understand the complex demands put on today’s designers. We’ll walk you through with the fundamentals, allowing you to appreciate the theories and concepts we’ll introduce later.
Introduction: Where the trace meets the via
Printed Circuit Boards are used in almost all modern electronic equipment. Printed Circuit Boards, or PCBs, use trails and conduits that are imprinted into copper sheets. They are a relatively economical and efficient method of electronic data printing and are most suitable to companies with elevated volume and data needs.
A Little History of the Printed Circuit Board
PCBs were invented in the 1930’s but became prolific throughout the 1940’s and 50’s. As PCBs have become more common, their structure and mechanics have changed, allowing for more dependability and usability. Today, PCBs are used in almost all modern electronics. PCBs are constructed using thin layers of copper that are coated in a nonconductive layer of glass fibers mixed with other materials.
The Objective of this Guide
A PCB is a complicated piece which has to take in multiple considerations from the values and requirements of the components, to material characteristics, power and manufacturing restrictions and while providing all of the required data to build, assemble and test. All of this is done with careful consideration to minimize costs, avoid electrical leaks and yield reductions. With care and proper coordination of the design tools will allow you to select the correct materials, functional components and at the same time have errors highlighted.