electronics

Topics: Schematic capture, Electronic design automation, Circuit diagram Pages: 4 (1542 words) Published: August 6, 2014
RMIT UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

EEET-2257 : DESIGN 2

LAB 1 : SCHEMATIC CAPTURE AND SIMULATION WITHIN
ALTIUM
AIM
The primary aim of this laboratory class is to gain familiarity with the following concepts: 1. Schematic capture of electronic circuits using Altium.
2. Simulation of the time domain and frequency domain responses of electronic circuits using Altium (DXP).

REFERENCES
A. S. Sedra, K. C. Smith, Microelectronic Circuits, 6th Edition, Oxford University Press, 2011.

LOCATION
Building 10 / Level 2 / Room 6.

[2 Hours Duration]

EQUIPMENT
Altium electronics design software package.

1

INTRODUCTION.

This laboratory exercise has two aims. The first aim is to give students experience in the use of Altium to capture a circuit schematic. Altium is a very powerful electronics design tool that provides an integrated environment allowing complete CAD circuit capture, simulation, design rule checking and Printed Circuit Board (PCB) layout and development. In this laboratory you will gain familiarity with the following schematic capture concepts: 





Setting up a PCB project within Altium.
Entering a circuit schematic.
Finding component libraries, and selecting individual parts within these libraries. Wiring up the schematic and connecting power grounds, simulation sources and net labels.

These laboratory instructions describe the tasks that you will need to carry out, but do not provide a detailed reference of Altium features and functions, and is not a help file for the program. To carry out the described tasks you will need to refer to the on-line help and tutorial files available within Altium in order to learn how to carry out specific tasks. Laboratory demonstrators are also available to help you discover how to use Altium. The second aim of this laboratory is to allow students to investigate circuit simulation using Altium. Simulation is now a central aspect to modern electronics...

References: A. S. Sedra, K. C. Smith, Microelectronic Circuits, 6th Edition, Oxford University Press,
2011.
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