Essential PCB Board Design using IPC Standards

Course Objectives:

This workshop training provides an overview of the principles related to PCB design in various industries and is strongly recommended for anyone interested in obtaining the IPC CID and CID+ certification. This program summarizes the essential knowledge required for engineers to build PCB board circuits successfully. Discussions on military standards compared to IPC standards will be included.

Reference to standards examples included in the training course: IPC 2221 (Generic Standards on PCB), 2222 (Sectional Design for Rigid PCB), 600 (Acceptability of Printed Boards), 610 (Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies), 2251 (High Speed Packaging), 2252 (RF and Microwave). Examples will be provided to meet Class 2 and Class 3 electronics.

Course Outline:
Day 1:

  1. Introduction to IPC Standards for PCB Design
    1. Overview
    2. Performance Class
    3. Manufacture Level
    4. Class 2 versus Class 3
    5. General concepts for military/aerospace designs
    6. General concepts for Design for Reliability
  2. Design for Electrical
    1. Electrical Basic Theory
    2. Logic versus Schematic
    3. Impedance Control
    4. Noise margin / budget
    5. Crosstalk & Noise reduction
    6. Grounding Techniques Analog and Digital
    7. EMI and Shielding Concepts
  3. Q&A

Day 2:

  1. Design for Thermal
    1. Thermal management concept
    2. Thermal management (component)
    3. Thermal management (board)
    4. Shock & Vibration
  2. Design for Manufacture
    1. Board View
    2. Board Materials
    3. Board Stackup
    4. Soldermask selection
    5. Requirement of Legends
  3. Q&A

Day 3:

  1. Design for Assembly
    1. Component selection
    2. Solder joint requirements
    3. Land pattern
    4. Assembly machines
  2. Design for Test
    1. Bareboard Test
    2. ICT Test
    3. Functional Test
    4. HAST
    5. Burn-in Test
  3. Summary
    1. Q&A
    2. Quiz Session (50 MCQ) Self evaluation
    3. Presentation of Certificate of Attendance

Who Should Attend:

  1. Fresh graduates / New designers
  2. Hardware Engineers
  3. CAD Layout Designer
  4. PCB Designer, DFM PCB Engineers
  5. Managers and personnel involved with Electronics board design, PCB design and layout
  6. Personnel interested in IPC design standards, class 2 and class 3 electronics design

Date of Programme:
14 - 16 Jun 2017

09.00am – 5.30pm

16 Jalan Kilang #03-05 Singapore 159416

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