Chapter 4

Introduction to industry standards


In the previous chapters, we looked at how to use the OrCAD tools to design circuit schematics in Capture, route printed circuit boards (PCBs) with PCB Editor, and postprocess the design for fabricating the board. We have not, as of yet, taken a look at how to design the PCB itself. This chapter introduces industry standards related to PCB design.


Printed circuit board; producibility levels; plated through hole; etchback; aspect ratio; IPC standards; JEDEC; IPC; ANSI

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