The book is written for both students and practicing engineers who need in-depth instruction on how to use the software, and who need background knowledge of the PCB design process.Beginning to end coverage of the printed circuit board design process. Information is presented in the exact order a circuit and PCB are designedOver 400 full color illustrations, including extensive use of screen shots from the software, allow readers to learn features of the product in the most realistic manner possibleStraightforward, realistic examples present the how and why the designs work, providing a comprehensive toolset for understanding the OrCAD softwareIntroduces and follows IEEE, IPC, and JEDEC industry standards for PCB design.Unique chapter on Design for Manufacture covers padstack and footprint design, and component placement, for the design of manufacturable PCB'sFREE CD containing the OrCAD demo version and design files
The primary goal is to show the reader how to design a PCB using OrCAD Capture and OrCAD Layout. Capture is used to build the schematic diagram of the circuit, and Layout is used to design the circuit board so that it can be manufactured.
The secondary goal is to show the reader how to add PSpice simulation capabilities to the design, and how to develop custom schematic parts, footprints and PSpice models. Often times separate designs are produced for documentation, simulation and board fabrication. This book shows how to perform all three functions from the same schematic design. This approach saves time and money and ensures continuity between the design and the manufactured product.Information is presented in the exact order a circuit and PCB are designed Straightforward, realistic examples present the how and why the designs work, providing a comprehensive toolset for understanding the OrCAD software Introduction to the IPC, JEDEC, and IEEE standards relating to PCB design Full-color interior and extensive illustrations allow readers to learn features of the product in the most realistic manner possible