Final Report for The Days Hands On Training on PCB Design and Prototyping
Name of the training: Hands on Training on PCB DESIGN AND PROTOTYPING
Program Sponsor: TEQIP-3
Implementing Agency: Department of Electrical Engineering, MTU
Venue: Examination Hall and Computer Lab 2
Dates: 17, 18, 19 Feb, 2020
Total Participants: 88
Duration total: 3 Days
Reported by: Oinam Manganleiba Meetei Workshop Co- ordinator
|Table of Contents|
- Location and period of the workshop
- Resource Person
- Training goal
- Workshop Sessions and Discussions
- Coordinator’s Statement
- Feedback Summary
- Future Action/ Follow- up Action Plan
- Event Outcomes with concluding remarks
The document on hand is a narration of the detail the events and proceedings of the hands on training workshop on PCB DESIGN AND PROTOTYPING that was conducted by Department of Electrical Engineering, MTU for the students and staff of MTU. The training was conducted at the MTU premises and the whole session lasted for three days.
The training was organized as per the TEQIP-3 equity action plan.
|Location and period of the workshop|
The workshop was held at Examination Hall and Computer Lab 2, Department of Electrical Engineering, MTU from Monday 17th to Wednesday 19th February 2010.
- Oinam Manganleiba Meetei
- Soubam Sunil
Oinam Manganleiba Meetei
Faculties and Lab Technician of Department of Electrical Engineering and Students of 4th Semester, 6th Semester and 8th Semester of Electrical Department and Electronics Department Manipur Technical University.
|About the Workshop|
Printed Circuit Board are essential part of a electronic connections to generate a mechanical support as well. Conductive tracks, pads and other features etched from copper sheets laminated onto a non-conductive substrate to connect capacitors, resistors or active devices which are generally soldered on the Printed Circuit Board. In an era where technology evolves fast, you need to keep up with the new printed circuit board trends. We can’t rely upon bread board for substantially increased number of components and for smaller packaging sizes of Integrated circuits that’s makes PCB more essential. It is more of an art then just science with lots of scope for designer. During this three-day workshop, you will learn how to meet your performance requirements using CAD systems and EAGLE software to layout your boards better. Moreover, hands on training on the PCB prototyping will be provided on the PCB prototyping machine.
The training workshop was opened at 9:30 a.m. with a welcome statement by the Co Ordinator Asst. Prof. Oinam Mnganleiba Meetei, stated about the importance of Workshop. followed by the statement of HoD Asst. Prof. Haobam Jaillendro Khuman. Finally, he wished all participants a good and successful training workshop.
The main objective behind the training workshop on PCB DESIGN AND PROTOTYPING is to get the participants to learn
- To be able to design PCB in software
- to have practical knowledge of fabrication of PCB
- to have a capable to make Design and Prototyping by self
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17th : At 10:00 am Asst. Prof. Oinam Manganleiba Meetei introduced the participants of the workshop into the topic of PCB Design and Prototyping .Some highlights of his presentation were: – the definition of Printed Circuit Board.
The following topics have been introduced to the participants during the Day 1:
Section 1 : Introduction to PCB design
- What is PCB, brief History
- Trends in PCB Designing
- Component introduction and history
- Understanding the PCB Design
Section 2 : Concept of PCB Designing
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18th: At 9:30 am Deputy Manager. Soubam Sunil continued on the following topics .
The main focus of day 2 was set to:
Section 3 : Schematic Entry
- Understanding the schematic entry
- Creating library and component
- Drawing a schematic
- Flat design/ Hierarchical design
Section 4 : PCB Parts creation
- Understanding Units
- Pad stack creation
- Footprint creation
- Configuring footprint in library
- Starting PCB Design
- Preparing the schematic
- Defining rules
- BOM/Net list generation
- Setting up environment for PCB
- Design a board
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19th . At day 3, 9:30am Deputy Manager Soubam Sunil started with the recap of day 2. The recap was followed by an introduction to the PCB Auto routing.
The following topics were covered: –
Section 5 : Auto Routing
Section 6 : Post Design
- Gerber generation
- NC/Drill Assembly drawing
- PCB fabrication process (both wet process and dry process)
- Component assembly and inspection
- Demo on existing machine LPKF Protomat E34
Attending such kind of workshops help the students to gain practical knowledge outside the classroom environment and help students to create and build their Proforma.
Most of the participants have written good comments, e.g relevant to the projects. Such training helps in value and skill addition also they can increase their scope of job opportunity.
|Future Action/ Follow- up Action Plan|
Training and placement of students can be enhanced and more no. of workshops can be arranged so that they can enhance the industrial oriented practical skills.
|Event Outcomes with concluding remarks|
The events saw participation by students of Manipur Technical University whose knowledge on engineering subjects highly got improved as seen in the reports submitted by them. It also helped publicize Manipur Technical University with respect to how the institute is performing in organizing co-curricular activities.