Hivi Technology

Take Your PCB Designs to the Next Level: Master OrCAD Online

OrCAD Training in Hivi Technology

OrCAD Tool Module

Course Title: Mastering PCB Design with OrCAD Software


Module 1: Introduction to OrCAD and PCB Design Fundamentals

  • Overview of OrCAD PCB design software suite
  • Understanding the PCB design process and its importance in electronics
  • Introduction to schematic capture, layout design, simulation, fabrication, and assembly phases
  • Exploring different types of PCBs and their applications
  • Getting started with OrCAD: installation, setup, and interface overview


Module 2: Schematic Capture with OrCAD Capture

  • Introduction to schematic capture in OrCAD Capture
  • Creating and editing schematic symbols and components
  • Building hierarchical designs and managing design sheets
  • Establishing connections between components using nets and buses
  • Annotating schematics and generating netlists for PCB layout
  • Practical exercises and projects to reinforce schematic capture skills


Module 3: PCB Layout Design with OrCAD PCB Editor

  • Overview of the PCB layout design process
  • Setting up the PCB layout environment in OrCAD PCB Editor
  • Placing components on the board and arranging them for optimal routing
  • Routing traces and managing signal integrity
  • Implementing power and ground planes for improved performance
  • Using advanced features such as differential pair routing and via stitching


Module 4: Signal Integrity Analysis with OrCAD SI

  • Introduction to signal integrity (SI) analysis in PCB design
  • Performing pre-layout SI analysis to identify potential signal integrity issues
  • Post-layout SI analysis and simulation techniques
  • Analyzing transmission line characteristics and addressing impedance mismatches
  • Mitigating signal integrity problems such as reflections and crosstalk
  • Hands-on exercises using OrCAD SI for SI analysis and simulation


Module 5: Thermal Management with OrCAD PCB Editor

  • Understanding thermal management in PCB design
  • Thermal analysis techniques to predict and mitigate temperature-related issues
  • Placement and routing strategies for thermal optimization
  • Incorporating thermal vias and heat sinks in the design
  • Practical exercises using OrCAD PCB Editor for thermal analysis and management


Module 6: Design for Manufacturability (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA)

  • Overview of DFM and DFA principles in PCB design
  • Identifying and addressing DFM and DFA issues using OrCAD PCB Editor
  • Designing for manufacturability and assembly efficiency
  • Design rule checks (DRC) and design for test (DFT) considerations
  • Utilizing OrCAD tools for DFM and DFA analysis


Module 7: Collaboration and Documentation

  • Collaborative PCB design workflows with team members and stakeholders using OrCAD
  • Generating fabrication and assembly documentation: Gerber files, assembly drawings, bill of materials (BOM)
  • Exporting design data for manufacturing and assembly processes
  • Version control and revision management in OrCAD environment
  • Practical exercises on collaboration and documentation using OrCAD software


Module 8: Simulation and Verification with OrCAD PSpice

  • Introduction to simulation and verification in PCB design using OrCAD PSpice
  • Performing electrical simulations for signal integrity, power integrity, and EMI/EMC analysis
  • Verifying design correctness and functionality through simulation
  • Hands-on exercises using OrCAD PSpice for PCB design verification


Module 9: Advanced PCB Design Techniques

  • Advanced routing techniques in OrCAD PCB Editor: differential pairs, high-speed signals, controlled impedance routing
  • Implementing multi-layer PCB stackups for complex designs
  • Designing for high-frequency applications and RF considerations
  • Exploring advanced features and capabilities of OrCAD software for complex PCB designs
  • Case studies and practical projects to reinforce advanced design techniques
  • 1 Month
  • Weekdays : Mon to Fri ( 1hr/day )
  • Weekend: 2hrs/day
  • Flexible Time
  • Free Session Videos
  • Course Completion Certificate
  • Lifetime Customer Support
  • Helping to Get a Job
  • Resume Preparation
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