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HA105 - Intro to Power Electronics - Design an LDO, a Buck Converter SMPS from Scratch (OrCAD Edition)

PCB Layout

Route the PCB

Schematic Capture

Capture the design

3D Layout

Manufacturing Outputs
Design Power Electronics of a Linear Drop-out Regulator 2-layer PCB

What's included?

  • 10 Chapters
  • 1 Certification
  • Questions
  • Videos
  • PDF Guides

Design Power Electronics

You will learn how to develop, organize and implement a linear regulator circuit.

Understand Layout

Learn layout techniques to ensure the power electronic circuit delivers the power it is intended to. Generate manufacturing files (Gerber, ODB++, IPC-2581).
Meet the instructor

Kirsch Mackey

Kirsch started PCB design with analog circuit design, then with power electronics. Kirsch has intense academic and practical design-from-scratch to board bring-up experience with the buck, boost, SEPIC converters and has a formal education of all major switching converter topologies.

Kirsch is also part of the controls team for power electronics and power systems at the University of Arkansas with Dr. Roy A. McCann, Dr. H. Alan Mantooth, Dr. Carlos Balda and Dr. Yue Zhao.

Finally, as an adjunct professor teaching PCB design at the Rochester Institute of Technology, he knows the common pitfalls students face when learning schematic and PCB layout, as he has designed a number of PCBs for companies in the United States as a freelancer and business owner.
Patrick Jones - Course author
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