Overview: This course introduces printed circuit board (PCB) design and layout, with a
focus on practical knowledge and experience with standard tools. It is intended
for students with some experience with circuits who are interested in learning
PCB design and fabrication, and particularly for those who intend to develop
PCBs for class projects, research, or engineering student teams.
Prerequisites: EE 16A or ME 100, or similar knowledge in circuits.
Objective: Students learn effective system, schematic, and layout design for PCBs through
hands-on applications, and experience basic PCB assembly and bringup. Students
will be exposed to some advanced PCB design topics such as DFT, DFM, signal
integrity, grounding, thermals, and isolation.
Format: Given some remaining
uncertainty about the return to in-person activities in Fall 2021, and following
EECS department policy, HOPE will be offered remotely by default.
If campus and department policy allow, we will offer hands-on experiences for
interested students, including in-person labs and the option to assemble and
produce final project hardware using on-campus facilities if available. HOPE will
assist with reasonable costs and materials for approved final projects. Students
will still have the option to complete digital assignments only, as in previous
Grading: Your grade is primarily based on completion of labs and assignments. The final
project is graded on effort and a demonstration of concepts taught in the course.
Students need 70% to pass.
• Labs/Assignments: 50%
• Participation: 15%
• Project: 35%
No day(s) left until application deadline!
|Hands-On PCB Engineering (HOPE)||Rajiv Govindjee, Jason Xu||40||TBA||[Th] 7:00PM-9:00PM||09/09/2021||Open||--||--|