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  • LearningPCBLayout

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     1PCB layout is the task of translating a schematic diagram into the
     2copper interconnections required to fabricate a printed circuit board.
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     4We currently use two tools for PCB design in the EDF:
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     6* [http://www.expresspcb.com ExpressPCB]
     7in Ubuntu Linux'''
     8 * ''''Pros:''' FREE schematic editor and layout program.  Very easy to learn/use.
     9 * ''''Cons:''' Only ExpressPCB can manufacture boards.  Very little design checking.
     10     Maximum 4 layers (2 routing, 2 power layers)
     11* [http://www.altium.com Altium]
     1230-day free trial available.  We plan to switch to this as our primary layout tool
     13for jobs too big for ExpressPCB in 2011.
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     15Preview tools for looking at Gerber format files
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     17* [http://gerbv.sourceforge.net/ gerbv]
     18* [http://www.graphicode.com/ GC-Prevue]
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     20Legacy tools:
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     22* [http://www.orcad.com OrCAD]
     23* [http://www.mentor.com/products/pcb-system-design/design-flows/pads/ Mentor PADS]
     24 * [http://ohm.bu.edu/~pbohn/__Engineering_Reference/pcb_layout/pcbmatrix/ Download Files]
     25 * [http://ohm.bu.edu/~pbohn/__Engineering_Reference/pcb_layout/pads_gs.pdf PADS Logic Getting Started Guide]
     26 * [http://www.pcbmatrix.com/Products/CADTools/PADS/ PCB Matrix PADS Layout Tools]
     27* [http://www.olimex.com/pcb/dtools.html List of Layout Tools]
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     30== Training, Tutorials, & Background Information ==
     31* [http://alternatezone.com/electronics/files/PCBDesignTutorialRevA.pdf PCB Design Tutorial]
     32* [http://www.analog.com/en/wireless-solutions/applications/overview/CU_over_Tips_for_improving_High-Speed_PCB_Layout/resources/fca.html Tips for Improving High-Speed PCB Layout]
     33* [http://digikey.com/PTM/IndividualPTM.page?site=us&lang=en&ptm=4642 High-Speed PCB Layout (Digi-Key PMT)]
     34* Bypass Capacitors
     35 * Choosing and using bypass capacitors (Planet Analog) – [http://www.planetanalog.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=199905522 Part 1] • [http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=W4XGTSH4X4RJMQSNDLRCKHSCJUNN2JVN?articleID=199905942 Part 2] • [http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=IXMUD1DH1AC4UQSNDLRSKHSCJUNN2JVN?articleID=200001206 Part 3]
     36* [http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/application_notes/xapp623.pdf  Xilinx XAPP623 Power Distribution System (PDS) Design]
     37* PCB bypass-capacitor Placement: [http://www.planetanalog.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=207602816 A bypass-capacitor dialogue peels back the layers]
     38* [http://www.analog.com/en/pcb-design-resources/content/pcb_design_resources/fca.html Analog Devices PCB Design Resources]
     39* [http://www.analog.com/library/analogDialogue/archives/39-05/Web_Ch7_final_J.pdf Op Amp Applications Handbook - Hardware and Housekeeping Techniques]
     40* [http://www.analog.com/library/analogDialogue/archives/39-06/Chapter%209%20Hardware%20Design%20Techniques%20F.pdf The Data Conversion Handbook - Hardware Design Techniques]
     41
     42== Standards Organizations ==
     43* [http://www.ipc.org IPC]
     44* [http://www.jedec.org/ JEDEC]
     45
     46== Design Check Lists ==
     47* [http://ohm.bu.edu/~pbohn/__Engineering_Reference/pcb_layout/PCB_LAYOUT_CHECKLIST_Google_Marks.doc PCB CHECKLIST]
     48* [http://www.aqdi.com/check.htm Electronics Design Checklist]
     49
     50== PCB Calculators ==
     51* http://www.ultracad.com/calc.htm
     52* http://www.technick.net/public/code/cp_dpage.php?aiocp_dp=util_pcb_imp_calculator
     53* http://www.skottanselektronik.com/
     54* http://sourceforge.net/projects/qucs/
     55* http://www.national.com/analog/interface/rapidesigner_tools
     56* http://sourceforge.net/projects/mdtlc/
     57* http://www.pcb123.com/help/calculators/
     58* http://www.eecircle.com/applets/muwave.html
     59* http://referencedesigner.com/cal/cal_02.php
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