The PIEK’s Interconnect Designer Certification training is a basic training that caters for the designers and lay outers working for the electronics industry. What will NOT be a topic in this training is how to use the CAD software that is commonly used in PB design. First of all because there are several different programs available each with their own specific functions and second of all because suppliers of these software packages offer support themselves.
In this training we will focus on the ins and outs of PB design. The designer stands at the beginning of the process of manufacturing of electronic products. Failures and mistakes made at this early stage will revenge itself throughout the entire process and might have a negative impact on the optimum functionality and reliability of the end product.
Topics in this training are how to set the design rules for optimum reliability and achieve the best quality at a proper price. The student will get an insight in board manufacturing and assembly processes and their pitfalls where bad design can have disastrous effects.
The training will lead you through an array of aspects to consider during the design process, it will quote from various documents that are applicable for design as well as manufacturing and assembly purposes and give you an thorough insight of DFX (Design For Excellence) principles.
It also discusses the specific requirements of IPC-7351, the document on land pattern geometries for surface mounted components.