PCB (Printed Circuit Board) CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing) Designing is the process of creating a digital model of a circuit board and then using that model to manufacture the physical board. This process involves several steps, including schematic capture, component placement, routing, and manufacturing.
The curriculum for PCB CAD/CAM designing include the following topics:
- Introduction to Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design
- Understanding schematic diagrams and components
- Circuit board layout and design rules
- PCB fabrication and assembly processes
- PCB layout software and tools (such as Altium Designer, Eagle PCB, and OrCAD)
- Designing multi-layer PCBs and high-speed PCBs
- Designing for manufacturability and assembly
- Generating Gerber files for PCB fabrication
- Testing and validation of PCBs
- Advanced topics such as signal integrity, power integrity, and thermal management in PCB design
The curriculum may also include hands-on projects and assignments to provide practical experience in PCB CAD/CAM designing.