Course detail

Design Systems of Printed Circuit Boards

FEKT-BPC-NSPAcad. year: 2023/2024

Systems for designing of electrotechnical schemes in relationship with creating of printed circuit boards (ORCAD, PADS). Drawing and editing commands, commands of screen operation. Work with libraries of electronic components. Electronic checking of the scheme. Interconnection to systems for creating printed circuit boards (PCB), PCB design, interconnection to simulating systems (PSPICE, EVB and others). Creating output files for production of PCB. Production of designed printed circuit after its simulation.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Students who take the course registration should be able to use basic physical and electrical principles as related to simple electronic circuits.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

up to 2x 40 points per exercise (student receives points for mid-term test)
up to 20 points per exam (exam consists of a written test questions)
The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.


The aim of the course is to provide students with basic knowledge in the areas of computer PCB design.
The student is able to:
- Use Software systems Pads and OrCad for schema design and printed circuit boards
- Use design rules when designing schema
- Describe the characteristics of the library components and define their parameters
- Create PCB design and the design take into account the specified requirements and material specifics DPS
- Prepare technological outputs for PCB production

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

manuály k programům (EN)
elektronická skripta Návrhové systémy plošných spojů (CS)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-AUD Bachelor's

    specialization AUDB-ZVUK , any year of study, winter semester, elective
    specialization AUDB-TECH , any year of study, winter semester, elective

  • Programme BPC-AMT Bachelor's, any year of study, winter semester, elective
  • Programme BPC-EKT Bachelor's, any year of study, winter semester, elective
  • Programme BPC-SEE Bachelor's, any year of study, winter semester, elective
  • Programme BPC-TLI Bachelor's, any year of study, winter semester, elective
  • Programme BPC-MET Bachelor's, 3. year of study, winter semester, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


Orcad editor of schemes - basic commands for drawing, work with the screen, export of the scheme to the editor of boards, creating netlist.
PCB Eagle editor - commands for creating printed circuit boards, technological output
Work with libraries - editing, use
ORCAD - introduction to the problems, design environment, work with the editor of schemes, interconnection with the built in simulating program Pspice, creating netlist.
Bases of simulation in Pspice
Design of boards in Orcad program, editing commands, printing, technological outputs.
Pads Power Logic editor of schemes, environment, principles of drawing schemes, editing possibilities, creating netlist.
Generating outputs - printing the scheme, specification card and other reports, eco-annotation of changes, other commands, dictionary for logic
Pads Power PCB introduction to problems, environment, process at designing the board, making the outline of the board, pulling the netlist
Layout of parts, drawing connections, board design without the netlist, checking the design.
Import and export of changes from pads-logic, outputs, dictionary for pcb
Blaze router, environment, connection between router and DPS design, bases of using router.
Standards for DPS design, technological environment, requirements for DPS production.

Exercise in computer lab

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Eagle editor of schemes
PCB Eagle editor of schemes
Work with libraries
Orcad editor of schemes, interconnection with the simulating program Pspice
Bases of simulation in Pspice
Design of boards in Orcad program
Pads Power Logic editor of schemes
Generating outputs, eco-annotation of changes.
Design of boards in Pads Power PCB
Layout of parts, board design without the netlist
Blaze router
Generating outputs from Pads Power PCB
Checking EMC by the Hyperlinx program