******** October 10th, 2016 - Added a section on how to set and check clearance and creepage in a PCB Design CAD Software. Section name "PCB CAD/CAM SOFTWARE - CLEARANCE AND CREEPAGE"
******** Published in May 1, 2016 ********
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Being a capable electronics designer does not make you a good one.
Being an expert in Arduino, Raspberry, firmware, embedded software and microcontrollers, hardware, PCB design, digital and analog design, is only a part of what designers need to know.
A beautiful and functional product can be appealing, but if basic safety rules are not taken into account even before starting the actual design activities, a poor design can endanger people and cause its designer big troubles.
This course focuses on design safety with respect to electrical/electronics application, including PCB design. It covers the most important aspects that designers need to know, and it teaches a general methodology to develop electronics and electrical applications (including PCB) in compliance with safety principles and international standards.
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At the end of the course:
so basically you will be able to design a functional, safe and ready for the market electrical application.
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We will introduce the basic concepts and techniques of electrical, electronics and PCB design for safety, teaching you the path to a project compliant with product safety legislation.
We will cover both basic electrical definitions like the product classification and more advance concepts like creepage calculation and critical electronics components.
Throughout the course you will find practical examples on how to use these techniques on electrical and electronics household appliances design (e.g. food mixers and electric toasters), and also how to set some parameters in a CAD/CAM Software for PCB design.
We will take as a reference the most important and recognised international safety standards, like IEC 60335 series, IEC 60529, and the like.
The last section will be dedicated to describe the whole design process, from the design specifications to final verification and validation, with a practical example on an electric toaster design.
The course is made essentially of video lessons, but reference to guidelines and datasheets are provided, when considered useful.
You will also find several tests. We strongly recommend to take the tests before proceeding to check the concept you have learned.
If you really want to understand the safety related part of an electrical/electronics and PCB design and complete your technical culture with this important cornerstone, this course is a must.
Marco Catanossi lives and works in Italy. He has a MSc in electronics engineering and he is an expert in product safety and certifications, helping many companies from different countries to successfully put their product on the market. The Author has also experience as assessors on product safety on behalf of the Court of Justice and he is member of the European Union engineering panel for innovation projects evaluation. Since 2008, Marco has built a consulting business helping manufacturers from different fields (from medical devices to toys and garments) to meet regulatory and technical requirements worldwide. He is a dedicated professional with a high specialization in products safety (including electrical/electronics), a deep insight in product liability and a strong practical approach to product engineering and design.