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Expedition PCB Advanced

Categories: Expedition

This course will help you understand many of the advanced layout options available for Expedition PCB, including many of the purchasable utilities. View course details ↓

Online

Self-paced online training lets you acquire course skills any time, from any computer, complete with software access and hands-on lab exercises. Start your training within minutes of registration! Learn more about on-demand training

Date Language Price
Anytime! English 1,600 USD Register

Live Online classes deliver all the interactivity and depth of the traditional classroom, from the convenience of your own computer, with hands-on exercises and course materials. Learn more about Live Online training

Date Time Language Price
Jul 22–292014 8–2 PM
PDT
English 2,800 USD Register
Sep 22–292014 8–2 PM
PDT
English 2,800 USD Register

Classroom

Full instructor-led courses in a Mentor training facility, with complete course materials and access to classroom computers.

Date Location Time Language Price
Sep 10–122014 Seoul Korea 9–6 PM
KST
English 1,215,000 KRW Register
Oct 6–92014 Munich Germany 9–5 PM
CEST
English 2,600 EUR Register
Dec 8–112014 Munich Germany 9–5 PM
CET
English 2,600 EUR Register
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Course Details

In this course you will learn advanced techniques to aid in routing, placement, and constraint editing. The course has been developed and taught by industry experts skilled in the use of Expedition PCB, using a combination of in-depth lecture and hands-on lab exercises.

What you'll learn

Lecture/demonstration discussions will be followed by hands-on lab experiences to reinforce knowledge gained from the lecture material. This course steps you through the following lectures and exercises:

Board outlines

  • Import DXF files
  • Create complex board outlines

Placement

  • Learn how to cross-probe with DxDesigner for component placement
  • Place parts using techniques such as key-in commands, place polar array, and copy circuit
  • Place parts by importing an IDF file and exporting an IDF database

Routing

  • Create fenced areas for autorouting nets
  • Change width of a trace during plow
  • Use the Constraint Editor System (CES) to help setup rules for routing, nets, and vias
  • Route and tune nets with various topologies

Signal integrity

  • Learn how to route individual nets as differential pairs
  • Calculate differential impedance
  • Tune differential pairs and nets
  • Use rule areas
  • Use multiple via objects (MVO) in a design
  • Create a set of nets with a matched length
  • Use delay formulas to control net lengths
  • Create parallelism rules and apply them to nets
  • Create constraint classes and assign nets
  • Create pin pairs

 

Course Information

Prerequisites

Successful completion of the Expedition PCB Introduction course or adequate experience using Expedition PCB. (requires instructor permission if you haven’t completed Expedition PCB Introduction)

Course Part Number
  • Classroom: 236554
  • Live online: 239697
  • On-demand: 259711
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