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Fabricating Printed Circuit Boards

Book Description

Jon Varteresian is owner of JV Enterprises, a company specializing in the design and manufacture of printed circuit boards. He offers numerous tips and techniques from his years of experience that guarantee a smooth and painless PC board design and fabrication process using his step by step approach. Numerous illustrations and photographs demonstrate each step of the process. Topics covered in the book include: safety issues, schematic capture, circuit placement and routing, making printed circuit boards, and plans for projects. An extensive resource list and glossary are also provided.

*Gives a complete overview of the printed circuit board design process
*Describes how to produce printed circuit boards in small quantities (ideal for prototypes), with an emphasis on safety
*Author is owner a company specializing in the design and manufacture of printed circuit boards

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Introduction
  7. Chapter 1: Schematic Capture
    1. The Schematic Symbol
    2. Symbol Properties
    3. Schematic Generation
    4. Generating a Netlist
  8. Chapter 2: Basic Circuit Board Placement and Routing Considerations
    1. Circuit Board Placement and Routing Basics
    2. Placement and Routing Guidelines
    3. General Placement Considerations
    4. General Routing Considerations
  9. Chapter 3: Placement and Routing Considerations for Various Circuit Designs
    1. Placement and Routing Considerations for General-purpose Analog Circuit Boards
    2. Placement and Routing Considerations for General-purpose Digital Circuit Boards
    3. Placement and Routing Considerations for High-performance Analog Circuit Boards
    4. Placement and Routing Considerations for High-speed Digital Circuit Boards
    5. Placement and Routing Considerations for RF Circuit Boards
    6. Special RF Routing Techniques: Microstrip
    7. Special RF Routing Techniques: Stripline
  10. Chapter 4: Real World Guidelines for Commercial Fabrication Houses
    1. Design Guidelines
    2. Sample Fabrication House Guidelines
    3. Nexlogic Technologies Design Guidelines
    4. Capital Electronics Design Guidelines
    5. Generation of Design Files
    6. A Photoplotter Tutorial
    7. Vector Photoplotters
    8. Raster Photoplotters
  11. Chapter 5: Making Printed Circuit Boards
    1. Exposing and Developing the Resist Layer
    2. Etching the Printed Circuit Board
    3. Tin-Plating the Printed Circuit Board
    4. Drilling and Shaping the Printed Circuit Board
  12. Chapter 6: Project Plans
    1. Exposure Cone
    2. Building the Exposure Cone
    3. Building the Exposure Frame
  13. Chapter 7: Resource List
    1. General Supplies
  14. Appendix A: Data Monitor Project
  15. Appendix B: Building the Data Monitor
  16. Appendix C: Data Monitor Temperature Sensor Application Note
  17. Glossary
  18. Index