Designing my own board

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by Vanush, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Vanush

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Apr 19, 2008
    Im a 2nd year ECE student. I've had some experience with using uC's on proprietary dev boards powered by USB, but now I want to design my own PCB using a uC by itself for a portable application.

    When I look at schematics, I see caps and resistors placed everywhere but don't know the theory behind it.. so where can I find some books/tutorials on modern electronics design which explains the use of power supplies, resistors, caps, amps and common ICs like LM7805 when trying to design a PCB with a UC? I want to use eagleCad.
  2. R!f@@

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 2, 2009
    Try Google.
  3. Vanush

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Apr 19, 2008
    Is that like BING?
  4. debjit625

    Well-Known Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    I think you want to learn about electronics engineering,you can start with the basic with the free ebook of AAC ,above the web page you will find all the tabs to the different sections of the book.

    And as R!ff@ ,I will also say try google for more info..

    Goood luck
  5. t06afre

    AAC Fanatic!

    May 11, 2009
    If you are second year EE. You should have learned enough to have some idea, I think. Good questions draw good answers. And by reading your posting I am quite clueless on how to help you. Start with telling us what brand of controller you want to use. And some more information about the demoboard you want to copy. Like a schematics, or link to the schematics.
  6. guitarguy12387

    Active Member

    Apr 10, 2008
    Those kinda questions are a bit scary coming from an EE! But since they don't teach board design in school... i'll give you a pass haha!

    Hint: Datasheets are VERY helpful... but you have to know the basic theory.
  7. Vanush

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Apr 19, 2008
    Don't be scared, I want to know best practices. It seems "The Art of Electronics" by Horowitz seems to be good.