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Expedition PCB Introduction

Categories: Expedition/Xpedition

In this course, you’ll gain hands-on experience in integrating a source schematic, setting up for layout, placing and routing the board, and outputting the fabrication data. 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 2,100 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
Nov 3–72014 Meudon France 9–5 PM
CET
French 3,250 EUR Register
Nov 17–212014 Beijing China 9–5 PM
CST
Mandarin 13,000 CNY Register
Nov 19–212014 Osaka Japan 10–5 PM
JST
Japanese 150,000 JPY Register
Dec 8–122014 Munich Germany 9–3:30 PM
CET
German 3,250 EUR Register
Dec 8–122014 Bangalore India 9:30–5:30 PM
IST
English 98,550 INR Register
Dec 10–122014 Tokyo Japan 10–5 PM
JST
Japanese 150,000 JPY Register
Dec 15–192014 Singapore Singapore 9–5 PM
SGT
English 2,500 USD Register
Dec 15–192014 Meudon France 9–5 PM
CET
French 3,250 EUR Register
Jan 12–162015 Longmont Colorado 9–5 PM
MST
English 3,500 USD Register
Jan 12–162015 Singapore Singapore 9–5 PM
SGT
English 2,500 USD Register
Jan 12–162015 Bangalore India 9:30–5:30 PM
IST
English 98,550 INR Register
Feb 16–202015 Marlborough Massachusetts 9–5 PM
EST
English 3,500 USD Register
Mar 16–202015 Fremont California 9–5 PM
PDT
English 3,500 USD Register
Apr 13–172015 Longmont Colorado 9–5 PM
MDT
English 3,500 USD Register
May 11–152015 Marlborough Massachusetts 9–5 PM
EDT
English 3,500 USD Register
Jun 15–192015 Fremont California 9–5 PM
PDT
English 3,500 USD Register
Aug 17–212015 Longmont Colorado 9–5 PM
MDT
English 3,500 USD Register
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Course Details

In this course, Mentor PCB design experts present the workflow and methods of laying out a printed circuit board using Mentor Graphics Expedition PCB. You will learn key steps in PCB design flow such as:

  • Defining board geometry
  • Placing parts, swapping pins & gates and back annotation
  • Verifying the layout with online and batch design rule checking
  • Routing using both manual/interactive and automatic tools
  • Generating plane, Gerber and drill data

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:

  • Creating padstacks, cell (footprint) and part (PDB) definitions, and building components
  • Creating layout templates, which can be used for multiple projects and significantly save time for new design projects
  • Defining board geometry
  • Placing parts and swapping pins
  • Verifying the layout with online and batch design rule checking (DRC)
  • Using Constraint Editor System (CES) to define layout and routing constraints
  • Employing different routing techniques
  • Adding test points
  • Generating plane data
  • Creating silkscreens
  • Generating drill data
  • Generating Gerber data
  • Placing dimensions and documenting the layout

 

Course Information

Prerequisites None
Course Part Number
  • Classroom: 236556
  • Live online: 239695
  • On-demand: 259646
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