Mar 30, 2023  
2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EET 414 - Introduction to Printed Circuit Boards

This online course will focus on printed circuit board (PCB) technology, layout, and construction. Emphasis is placed on troubleshooting PCBs and the physical realization of electronic circuits.  Background topics include PCB manufacturing and assembly (focusing on cutting-edged manufacturing capabilities and designing for pick-and-place auto assembly).  Emphasis will also be placed on schematic capture and circuit board layout and advanced layout techniques using Altium Designer (including 8-10 layer design, 3-D PCB design, flex-PCB design, and PCB miniaturization techniques).  Students will be required to use Altium Designer to design and layout their own custom circuit board as a final project.  There is no textbook and the software is free for University students.


EET 414 and EET 514 cannot both be taken for credit.

Prerequisites: ECE 209 or ECE 210 or EET 241 or EET 330, or permission of instructor

Course Typically Offered: Fall and Spring

Credits: 3