Electronic Circuit Board Design

- Jul 04, 2017-

printed circuit board (PCB) mechanically supports and electrically connects electronic components using conductive tracks, pads and other features etched from copper sheets laminated onto a non-conductive substrate. Components (e.g. capacitorsresistors or active devices) are generally soldered on the PCB. Advanced PCBs may contain components embedded in the substrate. 

How To Create Circuit Boards

To create a PCB Design you need to draw holes, pads and wires for your circuit. Then you send this drawing to a manufacturer.

Sounds hard? Don’t worry, there are many free tools out there that will help you do this.

Before you staet your electronic circuit board design, the schmematics for your circuit and a design software is needed. Then you will be ready to start your electronic circuit bord design. 

The first step of pcb design will be drawing your schematics into the software you chosen; or for practice your electronic ciruit design, to find a schematics is a good choice. 


Electronic circuit board design processing:

1. Preparing the circuit board layout: you need to transfer your schematics into a drawing of your printed circuit board, Most PCB software will have tools that will help you draw your board from the schematic. 


2. Things you need to think: Will you put the circuit board in a box? Remember that tall components might need to be laid down flat to fit. With a drawing of your components placed on your board, print it out on a sheet of paper. Use this paper version of your board to test that it will fit the box and that your connectors will fit.

3.Getting your PCB manufactured: When you are done drawing your board, it is time to get your PCB design ready for manufacturing.

This basically means you need to check your board for errors and convert your board layout to Gerber files. Then, choose a cheap PCB manufacturer and get your board made. 


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