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EE major
Post subject: PCB layout and design tutorials
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 4:58 pm

Joined: Sun Oct 31, 2004 2:24 pm
Posts: 5
Location: Orlando

I've been trying to find material on PCB design and fabrication online but without any luck. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanx again...


Post subject: PCB Layout & Fab
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 9:38 pm

For PCB layout software and fabrication, try:

I hope this is what you want - if not, could you be more specific?

Thanks, and
Good Luck!


EE major
Post subject: hi again
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 10:54 am

Joined: Sun Oct 31, 2004 2:24 pm
Posts: 5
Location: Orlando

I need to construct a PCB power amplifier (designed to handle PEP of 300W) for a coupling unit topology, which in turn is to be used for Powerline Communication Networks. There are PCB milling machines in my department.

I would like to get some tips on implementing this high power PCB design (this is my first time), any precautions to be observed and useful material online or in the form of books.

Thanx again.. You have been really helpful..

EE major.


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Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 1:03 pm
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Hello EE_Major,

The best advice I can give you would be to go to Freescale website and find out an example for an Evaluation Board (EVB) for an RF Power Transistor :!:

The data sheet of the device usually contains the Bill of Materials of the EVB including components values and also the PCB layout of the board and the substrate it is made of. In many cases, the substrate being used is ROGERS 4003/4350 but there are sometimes exceptions.

You can find a lot of useful information in their website.

Good luck, should you need more information please let me know. :)

Best regards,

- IR


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Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:43 pm

Joined: Sun Oct 31, 2004 2:24 pm
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Location: Orlando
Thanx once again...I'll look into that and get back to you..

EE major

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