Advanced PCB Layout Course
What will you learn?
You will learn how to do Advanced PCB Layout (DDR3, PCIE, SATA, Ethernet, etc.).
How will you learn?
You will be practicing the layout by actually doing it. All the important things will be explained in the tutoring videos. The videos are accessible online or can be downloaded, depends on the course option you sign up for.
Get Advanced PCB Layout Certificate
Every student who actively engage with course activities will receive a personal Advanced PCB Layout Certificate.
Click here to see the course certificate
Robert has designed several advanced processor boards, including Intel i7 and Intel ATOM motherboards.
THIS COURSE IS FOR: Students, Engineers and Professionals. This course requires some basic knowledge about Altium Designer. If you are starting with board design, you may want to look at the Advanced Hardware Design first.
You will be practicing on a real high speed board with 1.2GHz CPU and DDR3, PCIE, SATA, HDMI, LVDS, 1Gb Ethernet and more
You will learn on iMX6 Rex specially designed for this course
What you will learn about
- Placement (how to place CPU, memories, power supplies, connectors, protection, etc.)
- Basic Rules & Basic Stackup (initial rules and stackup settings to start your layout)
- Fanout under CPU (how to do placement and fanout in hight-density areas)
- DDR3 preliminary layout (deciding on how to use layers, pin & bank swapping, …)
- Board fanout (how to do fanout, good practise and recommendations)
- Planning Layout (how to plan layout for high speed interfaces, wide buses, power distribution, …)
- Crosstalk (how to calculate and minimize crosstalk)
- Impedances & Stackup (how to calculate impedance and decide on stackup)
- High Speed Design Rules & Routing (recommendations & examples for high speed design layout)
- Layer ordering (how to decide on layer ordering)
- Number of layers (how to decide on number of layers)
- Layout (recommendations on routing different peripherals & buses, Powers, …)
- Length matching (DDR2/3, PCIE, HMDI, LVDS, GbE, …)
- About memory routing (T-branch vs Fly-by topology, calibration, …)
- Polygons & Power Planes (how to work with polygons & planes, what is important, useful rules, …)
- Checking PCB (recommendations to check your PCB)
- Length tuning (differential pair length tuning, finishing memory layout, …)
- Finishing PCB (adding useful information e.g. manufacturing notes, mechanical drawing layer, …)
- Generating & Checking gerber files (how to generate gerber files, tips about how to check them, ….)
from 199 USD
7 Lessons. Each lesson has a tutoring video that is approximately two hours long (watch when it’s best for you) + activities for practicing.
Altium Designer license (you can possibly use Altium 30-day FREE trial)
A computer that allows you to run Altium Designer.
Our Happy Students
Thank you for your time and effort to make such a good course. I recommend it to everyone interested in. I also hope to meet you in the future.
The way the information is delivered makes me quite confident that I will approach my PCBs with a good set of skills. If I forget something, my notes plus the way the lesson is divided and labeled at specific minutes, will make any answer available within 1-2 minutes time. It is money well spent.
Thank you Robert! It’s been an amazing course, I’ve learned a lot.
This tutorial is great!! Learned and refreshed so many information. Thank you Robert!! Great Job!! Value for money!! God Bless!!
I was hesitant to invest in courses for Altium Layout, but now I am so happy I did. Your courses have been awesome in showing how a real designer would do these things.
Great course, very useful, full of wise and experience-driven advices that reduce the uncertainty of complex PCB layout development. It is a very practical training for Altium users based on current processor and memory technology that focus on important issues you must be aware of.
I really like your training and way how you are presenting it. You are very good teacher.
Your courses teach real-world PCB layout practices while using Altium Designer – the best way to learn Altium Designer. Really appreciate it. Great work.
Thank you for the course, for me it was the missing link to be comfortable with the high speed in Altium.
Wonderful course and highly recommended! Professional and high-quality information for little money. Lot of interesting material with lots of examples. Super support feedback.
I really enjoyed this course. It was really good to hear some of your advice on industry practice and some of the hard to find knowledge you provided.
I was looking for an advanced course that explains all the techniques and design rules for high speed PCB design. I am an electronics engineer that have been working building embedded systems on commercial boards so, the next step was creating my own customized hardware, so I found what I needed!
I had your two courses – Schematic & PCB Design course and Advanced PCB Layout course. I want to thank you especially the way training course is designed. Videos along with the design files are very helpful in building the confidence for making a new design project.
I really enjoyed your course, great job! I was looking for a course like this and I find a lot of valuable information and tips. Now I am looking forward to start my own design.
Doing the Advanced PCB layout course about an year ago gave an excellent start of my career as a hardware design engineer.
I feel this was a really valuable purchase! There is a wealth of very practical real-world knowledge here, and I appreciate that it is well organized, comprehensive and easy to watch. Thank You!
Your training videos are great! I learn a lot from them.