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May 22, 2024

An Introduction to Embedded & PCB Design

Embedded Design: Embedded design refers to the process of creating electronic systems that incorporate microcontrollers or microprocessors to perform specific functions within a larger system. These embedded systems can be found in various devices and applications, such as consumer electronics, industrial automation, medical devices, and automotive systems. Here’s an introduction to embedded design:

  1. Microcontrollers and Microprocessors: Understanding the basics of microcontrollers (MCUs) and microprocessors (MPUs) and their differences. Learning about the architecture, instruction sets, and peripherals commonly found in embedded systems.
  2. System Design: Gaining knowledge of the overall system design process, including requirement analysis, system architecture, and partitioning. Understanding how to select the appropriate hardware components, such as sensors, actuators, memory, and communication interfaces.
  3. Hardware Design: Learning about schematic design, component selection, and PCB layout techniques specific to embedded systems. Understanding how to create robust and reliable hardware designs, considering factors like signal integrity, power distribution, and EMI/EMC considerations.
  4. Firmware Development: Getting familiar with firmware development for embedded systems. Learning programming languages like C/C++ and understanding how to interface with hardware peripherals, implement control algorithms, and manage system resources.
  5. Real-time Operating Systems (RTOS): Understanding the basics of RTOS and its role in managing tasks, scheduling, and resource allocation in embedded systems. Learning about task synchronization, interrupt handling, and memory management.
  6. Software Development Tools: Gaining knowledge of software development tools commonly used in embedded systems, such as integrated development environments (IDEs), debuggers, and simulation tools. Understanding how to program, debug, and test embedded systems.
  7. Interface Design: Learning how to design and implement interfaces between embedded systems and external devices or systems. This includes communication protocols like UART, SPI, I2C, USB, Ethernet, and wireless technologies such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
  8. Testing and Debugging: Understanding testing and debugging techniques specific to embedded systems, such as hardware debugging, software debugging, and test methodologies for validating system functionality and performance.

PCB (Printed Circuit Board) Design: PCB design involves creating the physical layout of a printed circuit board that connects and supports electronic components. PCBs are essential for electronic devices, acting as the platform for interconnecting and providing power to components. Here’s an introduction to PCB design:

  1. PCB Design Process: Understanding the overall PCB design process, which includes schematic capture, component placement, routing, design rule checking, and manufacturing file generation.
  2. Schematic Capture: Learning how to create a schematic diagram using electronic design automation (EDA) tools. Understanding the symbols, connections, and annotations used in schematics to represent the electronic circuit.
  3. Component Selection and Footprint Design: Gaining knowledge of selecting appropriate components for the design and creating component footprints or symbols. Understanding the physical dimensions, pin mapping, and thermal considerations for different components.
  4. PCB Layout: Learning how to place components on the PCB and route traces to establish electrical connections. Understanding considerations such as signal integrity, power distribution, EMI/EMC, and thermal management during the layout process.
  5. Design Rule Checking (DRC): Understanding the importance of performing DRC to ensure the PCB layout adheres to manufacturing constraints and specifications. Learning how to detect and resolve design rule violations.
  6. Signal Integrity Analysis: Gaining knowledge of signal integrity analysis techniques to ensure reliable and error-free transmission of high-speed signals. Learning about impedance matching, trace length matching, and signal termination.
  7. Power Integrity Analysis: Understanding the importance of power integrity analysis to ensure stable and noise-free power distribution across the PCB. Learning about decoupling capacitor placement, power plane design, and power integrity simulations.
  8. Manufacturing Considerations: Learning about design considerations for manufacturability, such as penalization, solder mask, silkscreen, copper pour, and layer stack-up. Understanding how to generate manufacturing files, including Gerber files and assembly drawings.

By gaining knowledge in embedded design and PCB design, you will be equipped to develop and implement embedded systems, design custom electronic hardware, and create efficient and reliable PCB layouts. These skills are crucial for various industries and applications that rely on embedded systems and electronic devices.

What Will I Learn?

  • In a comprehensive study of Embedded Design and PCB Design, you would cover a wide range of topics related to designing and implementing embedded systems and printed circuit boards. Here's an overview of what you can expect to learn in each area:
  • Embedded Design:
  • Microcontroller and Microprocessor Architecture: Understanding the architecture, instruction set, and memory organization of microcontrollers (MCUs) and microprocessors (MPUs). Learning about different types of MCU/MPU peripherals and their functions.
  • Embedded System Design Process: Gaining knowledge of the overall design process for embedded systems, including requirement analysis, system specification, hardware-software partitioning, and selection of components.
  • Hardware Design: Learning about schematic design, component selection, and PCB layout techniques for embedded systems. Understanding concepts such as power supply design, signal integrity, grounding, noise reduction, and EMI/EMC considerations.
  • Firmware Development: Understanding firmware development for embedded systems, including programming languages like C/C++ and assembly. Learning to interface with hardware peripherals, implement control algorithms, and manage system resources.
  • Real-time Operating Systems (RTOS): Learning about real-time operating systems and their role in embedded systems. Understanding task scheduling, inter-task communication, interrupt handling, and memory management in an RTOS environment.
  • Communication Interfaces: Gaining knowledge of various communication protocols used in embedded systems, such as UART, SPI, I2C, USB, Ethernet, and wireless technologies. Learning how to interface with external devices and systems.
  • Testing and Debugging: Understanding techniques for testing and debugging embedded systems, including hardware debugging using JTAG/SWD, software debugging using debuggers, and using simulation tools for system-level verification.
  • PCB Design:
  • PCB Design Process: Learning the overall process of PCB design, including schematic capture, component selection, PCB layout, design rule checking (DRC), and generation of manufacturing files.
  • Schematic Capture: Understanding how to create schematic diagrams using EDA tools. Learning about symbols, component libraries, and best practices for schematic organization and documentation.
  • Component Selection and Footprint Design: Gaining knowledge of selecting appropriate components for the design and creating accurate component footprints. Understanding the importance of component datasheets and considerations for footprint design.
  • PCB Layout: Learning how to place components on the PCB, route traces, and create a reliable and optimized layout. Understanding considerations such as signal integrity, power distribution, EMI/EMC, and thermal management during the layout process.
  • Design Rule Checking (DRC): Understanding the importance of performing DRC to ensure the design adheres to manufacturing constraints and specifications. Learning about DRC rules, error detection, and resolution techniques.
  • Signal Integrity and Power Integrity Analysis: Gaining knowledge of signal integrity analysis techniques to ensure reliable high-speed signal transmission. Learning about impedance matching, trace length matching, and power integrity analysis for stable power distribution.
  • Manufacturing Considerations: Understanding considerations for PCB manufacturing, including panelization, solder mask, silkscreen, copper pour, and layer stack-up. Learning how to generate manufacturing files like Gerber files and assembly drawings.
  • Design for Manufacturability (DFM) and Design for Testability (DFT): Understanding DFM and DFT guidelines to optimize the manufacturability and testability of the PCB design. Learning about techniques to improve yield and ease of testing.
  • By covering these topics in Embedded Design and PCB Design, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of designing and implementing embedded systems and creating optimized and reliable printed circuit boards. These skills are crucial for various industries and applications, including consumer electronics, automotive, aerospace, medical devices, and IoT.

Course Content

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Durations: 33 minutes
Lectures: 4
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Level: Intermediate
Language: English
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