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Switching Power Supply Design Course

After this course, you will know how to design your own boards in Altium Designer. A switching power supply design is used as an example to demonstrate the whole process of designing a board. You can follow all the steps based on the video, repeat them and then design your own boards.

This course is perfect for beginners and anyone starting with Altium Designer. Ideal for companies with fresh hires or young engineers. You will get many useful tips about designing a switching power supply and using Altium Designer.

Why switching power supply? They are used on almost every board!

THIS COURSE IS FOR: Beginners, Hobbyists, Students and young Engineers. No previous Altium Designer knowledge is required.

What will you learn?

It’s a step-by-step commented video that had been captured throughout the whole power supply design process. Even if you have never designed a board before, just by repeating all the steps in the video, by the end of this course you will design switching power supply board. When you design the board from this course, you will have all the most important knowledge about using Altium Designer, you can continue all by yourself on your own projects and design your own boards.

  • Starting a new project
    (Creating project, adding schematic pages, creating schematic symbol library)

  • Creating schematic symbols
    (Creating a chip, resistors, capacitors, inductors, transistors, pads, …)

  • Drawing a schematic
    (Placing components into schematic, connecting pins, …)

  • Finishing schematic
    (About annotations and designators, adding text and descriptions, achematic compilation and check, …)

  • Schematic Tips & Tricks
    (About net names, power names, about pull up/downs …)

  • Creating footprints
    (Creating footprints, using component wizard, about layers in Altium, …)

  • Stackup and Rules
    (Setting up stackup, setting up rules for layout)

  • Component placement
    (How to place components into your PCB, what is important, how to select component in schematic and place it in PCB, …)

  • Working in Altium
    (Explains all the important commands and settings, going through all the common situations that you may need)

  • Doing PCB layout
    (What is important during layout, connecting pins and drawing tracks, working with polygons, …)

  • Improving and finishing PCB layout
    (DRC check, clearing violations, setting up thermal relief, adding text, …)

  • Generating outputs for PCB manufacturing
    (Output to PDF, NC Drill, Gerber files, …)

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  • Starting from $49 USD

Subtitles / Closed Captions

  • Subtitles are available on Online videos

  • English (only in the Second Edition course)

  • Portuguese (only in the Second Edition course)

  • Italian (only in the Second Edition course)

  • Turkish (only in the Second Edition course)

  • Spanish (only in the Second Edition course)

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Duration and Length

  • Total of 6 lessons. Each lesson is approximately 1 to 2 hours long (watch when it’s best for you) and includes activities for practicing.

Software Requirements

Technical Requirements

  • A computer that allows you to run Altium Designer.



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