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Advanced PCB Design Using Altium

A comprehensive course on PCB Design using Altium. This course is highly suited for beginners

12 weeks long course | 100% Online

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Project based learning with 2 industry level projects that learners can showcase on LinkedIn.

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Syllabus

This course is full of best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry experts in the form of videos and projects

Course Overview

  • The students will gain a thorough knowledge of the PCB design process.
  • Students will gain exposure to PCB design, component selection, schematic design, layout, and fabrication.
  • The students are exposed to the modern trends and standard practices being followed in the industry right now.
  • Through this course, the students will learn to design PCBs using Altium.
  • This course forms the foundation for anyone wanting to design their own electronic devices and PCBs.

Course Syllabus

On a daily basis we talk to companies in the likes of Tata Elxsi and Mahindra to fine tune our curriculum.

Week 01 - Introduction to Altium PCB Design

  • Introduction to Altium ECAD software
  • Project Template
  • Library Files
  • Schematic Sheet
  • Layout
  • Fiducials and Mounting Holes
  • PCB Design Concepts
  • PCB Grid Settings
  • PCB Revision Control

Week 02 - Understanding Datasheet

  • What is a Datasheet?
  • How to Identify Parts in a Datasheet?
  • How to IDentify the Key Points in a Datasheet Related to PCB Design?
  • Manufacturer Part Number
  • Package Type
  • Pinout Description
  • Footprint
  • PCB Routing Techniques
  • CAD Information

Week 03 - Creating Schematic Symbols

  • What is a Schematic Symbol?
  • Create Schematic Symbols from Scratch
  • Adding Designators, Descriptions,  and Attributes
  • Adding Schematic Nets
  • Placing Component in Schematic
  • Finalizing the Schematic

Week 04 - Creating PCB footprint

  • What is a Footprint?
  • How to Create a Footprint?
  • What are Altium Layers?
  • What are PCB Components?
  • How to Import a Component from Altium Vault?
  • What is a Board Outline?
  • What is Via Definition?

Week 05 - PCB Layout

  • Setting Clearance Rule
  • Layer Stack-up
  • Importing Components into a Layout
  • Component Placement
  • PCB Variant
  • PCB Routing Definition
  • PCB Routing Topology

Week 06 - Adding Polygon Pour and Thermal Relief

  • Polygon Pour
  • Thermal Relief
  • Stitching Via
  • Via Shielding
  • Keepout
  • Adding Text
  • DRC Check

Week 07 - EMC EMI Consideration

  • EMC & EMI Definition
  • PCB Copper Plane
  • PCB Traces
  • Faraday's Cage

Week 08 - PCB Design using Saturn PCB Tool

  • Saturn PCB Design tool
  • Via Properties
  • Conductor Properties
  • Differential Pair
  • Crosstalk Calculator

Week 09 - High Speed Design Routing

  • Signal Integrity
  • High-speed Design Definition
  • Stack-up for High-speed Design
  • Accordion
  • Impedance Matching
  • Differential Pair Routing
  • Crosstalk Definition
  • Eliminating Crosstalk

Week 10 - Double Sided PCB

  • Single Side Vs Double Side PCB
  • Double Side PCB Advantages
  • Double Side PCB Disadvantages
  • Fan Out Concept
  • BGA Component Fan Out

Week 11- PCB Panelization and Generating Gerber Data

  • PCB Panelization
  • Gerber Definition
  • Generating Gerber Data

Week 12 - Output File Generation

  • Generate 3D View
  • Generate BOM
  • Generate X Y Data
  • Altium Draftsman
  • Generate Output Data

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

Industry Projects

Our projects are designed by experts in the industry to reflect industry standards. By working through our projects, Learners will gain a practical understanding of what they will take on at a larger-scale in the industry. In total, there are 2 Projects that are available in this program.

Create a Project Workspace for MIC33030

The students will be creating a project workspace for MIC33030. They will design a PCB using Altium ECAD software for a low-dropout voltage regulator (LDO) for 5V input, stepping down to 3.3V.

Create a project workspace for Arduino Mini

In this project, the students will design a project workspace for Arduino Mini. The students will be developing the project based on the guidelines provided during the course.

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

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Enjoy a successful career with the advanced PCB design using the Altium course.

There is high demand for the PCB de sign course since the global PCB design market is expected to grow at a rate of 6.8% annually. Companies from various industries worldwide will need qualified professionals with a PCB certification.

This online PCB design course makes you eligible for highly-paid jobs in top companies in India. You will learn concepts like datasheets, schematic symbols, polygon pour, signal integrity, and PCB panelization. 

The course begins with an introduction to PCB design using the most powerful high-end PCB design software in the market, Altium. This software offers flexibility since it can be configured to meet different user requirements. You can design products based on the client's budget and timeframe. The course includes projects that help students understand PCB design.

The fees for this course vary between Rs. 7000/- to Rs. 15,000/- per month, depending on the plan of your choice. 

Who Should Take the PCB Design Course?

This online PCB design course is suitable for beginners looking for a career in printed circuit board design. You can enroll in this course if you are doing your bachelor's in Electronics and Electrical Engineering and want to specialize in PCB design. You could also be an entry-level PCB design engineer who desires to learn advanced PCB design. 

If you have a basic knowledge of computers, you can enroll in this course since it is designed for beginners. Students of arts, commerce, or accountancy interested in printed circuit board design can opt for this course to know more about how PCBs work. 

What Will You Learn?

The introductory module of this course deals with Altium ECAD software used in the design of the printed circuit board, the creation of the project template, and library files. After you understand how the Altium software works, you will learn the different parts of a datasheet. You will work on projects for designing PCB using Altium ECAD software and also the design of double-sided USB type C to RJ45 ethernet interface. 

In the next section, you will learn about the creation of schematic symbols from scratch, how to create a footprint, Altium Layers, DRC check, and conductor properties. 

You will also gain knowledge of Double Sided PCB, generating Gerber data, and the use of Altium Draftsman. 

Skills You Will Gain

  • Understand the role of printed circuit boards in designing all modern gadgets.
  • Learn the three steps in PCB design, including component selection, schematic design, and layout.
  • Use the Altium software to identify component information for PCBs. 

Key Highlights of the Program

  • All students who complete this course will get a course completion certificate, and the top 5% of students will be awarded a merit certificate.
  • The duration of the course is three months.
  • The course includes project work to clarify concepts and improve job opportunities.
  • The course imparts industry-relevant skills taught by technical experts. 

Career Opportunities after Taking the Course

Several companies in different industries offer high-paying jobs for professionals who have completed a PCB design certification. Industries that need PCB designers include electronic products, lighting, automotive, broadcasting, medical, aerospace, defence, and more.

Here are some of the best job opportunities available if you have a PCB design certificate: 

  • Associate Circuit Card Designer 
  • PCB Designer 
  • Senior Electronics Systems and PCB Design Instructional Designer and Trainer 
  • Junior PCB Designer
  • PCB Hardware Engineer 

FAQs on Advanced PCB Design Using Altium

1. Why should you enroll in the online PCB design certification course? 

The global PCB design market is expected to grow at 6.8% annually, and there will be a shortage of quality PCB design professionals. 

2. What will I learn in the advanced PCB design using the Altium course?

By doing this course, you will learn the step-by-step method of PCB design and develop quality products within a defined timeframe and budget. You will also be able to make decisions regarding component requirements. 

3. What is the duration of the PCB design certification course?

The duration of this course is usually three months. Of course, you need to spend extra time on project work. 

4. What are the benefits of this course?

After completing the PCB design course, there are many lucrative job opportunities available in different companies.

5. What is the course fee for the PCB design using the Altium course?

The course fee ranges from Rs. 7000/- per month to Rs. 15,000/- per month in India. 

6. Which companies hire PCB designers in India? 

Top companies that need PCB designers in India include Boeing, Nandan Petrochem, Siemens, Ram systems, and Global Talent Pool. 

7. Who is eligible for this course?

Anyone looking for a career in the PCB design industry is eligible for this course. Engineering students wanting to specialize in PCB design can also enroll in this course. 

8. How much salary can I get after completing this course? 

The average salary for a PCB designer varies between Rs. 5 lakh to Rs. 12 lakh per annum.

Instructors profiles

Our courses are designed by leading academicians and experienced industry professionals.

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1 industry expert

Our instructors are industry experts along with a passion to teach.

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11 years in the experience range

Instructors with 11 years extensive industry experience.

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Areas of expertise

  • PCB Design

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