Powerful, flexible, and inexpensive, EAGLE is the ideal PCB design solution for every Maker/DIYer, startup, hobbyist, or student. It's powerful, and there's tons of open source designs released in EAGLE format to learn from. If you want to design cost-effective new PCBs, this is the tool to learn.
Matthew Scarpino helps you take full advantage of EAGLE's remarkable capabilities. You won't find any differential equations here: only basic circuit theory and hands-on techniques for designing effective PCBs and getting innovative new gadgets to market.
Scarpino starts with an accessible introduction to the fundamentals of PCB design. Next, he walks through the design of basic, intermediate, and complex circuit boards, starting with a simple inverting amplifier and culminating in a six-layer single-board computer with hundreds of components and thousands of routed connections.
As the circuits grow more complex, you'll master advanced EAGLE features and discover how to automate crucial design-related tasks. Whatever your previous experience, Scarpino's start-to-finish examples and practical insight can help you create designs of stunning power and efficiency.
Understand single-sided, double-sided, and multilayer boards
Design practical circuits with the schematic editor
Transform schematics into physical board designs
Convert board designs into Gerber output files for fabrication
Expand EAGLE's capabilities with new libraries and components
Exchange designs with LTspice and simulate their responses to input
Automate simple repetitive operations with editor commands
Streamline circuit design and library generation with User Language programs (ULPs)
Design for the advanced BeagleBone Black, with high-speed BGA devices and a 32-bit system on a chip (SoC)
Use buses to draw complex connections between components
Configure stackups, create/route BGA components, and route high-speed signals
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