How to start your electronic design

When designing Electronic hardware e.g. building a prototype, you might have to design Schematics and Layout by yourself, and if you want to save some money you may also assemble the electronic components on the PCB by yourself.

In this chapter i am going to show up some things that you may have to take into account when building a prototype, also considering some Problems you might do not want to get when looking further to series production.

  1. Component Libraries
  2. Schematic and Layout
  3. Assembly Process (SMT\THT)
  4. Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)

On one hand very important is, that the parts you are using can be assembled in a way of your choice. This means you may choose your design rules according to the assembly method. On the other hand when you are designing Schematics and Layout by yourself, you may have to take some standards or regulations into account. EMC is not only a big thing when you want to sell something, it’s also necessary for the whole electronic system to be functional and robust.

I will give you some Guidelines you can follow and also show you how to handle some Problems. These will be shown by time in this blog starting from scratch.