PCEA Current Events

PCEA Training Announces June and September PCB Design Classes

PEACHTREE CITY, GA – PCEA Training is offering a pair of five-day training classes in June and September for printed circuit engineers, layout professionals, and other individuals currently serving in the design engineering industry or seeking to get into it. The classes include an optional certification exam recognized by the Printed Circuit Engineering Association (PCEA).

The dates of the classes:

  • Class 1: June 14, 17, 21, 24, 28
  • Class 2: September 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

These instructor-led classes cover the gamut of printed circuit design engineering, from layout, place and route to specifications and materials to manufacturing methods. Schematic capture, signal integrity and EMI/EMC are also part of the comprehensive program.

There are no prerequisite requirements to enroll. Upcoming classes will be held online. All courses are led by experienced instructors.

To apply, visit pceatraining.net/registration for the next available class or contact Mike Buetow at pceatraining@pcea.net for additional information.

Registration fees include the 400-page handbook, Printed Circuit Engineering Professional, authored by Michael Creeden, Stephen Chavez, Rick Hartley, Susy Webb and Gary Ferrari.

For information about the instructors of the course and authors of the course material, visit pceatraining.net/instructors-authors.

For information about the course overview, class format, and materials to prepare in advance for the class, visit pceatraining.net/course-overview.Article ending bug

PCEA Current Events

Denver. Those interested in attending a meeting in the Denver area on May 13 should contact Mike Buetow (mike@pcea.net). The meeting will feature a talk on PCB design and time for networking.

New England. The chapter will have its kickoff meeting on May 2 on the campus of the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Featured speakers are Gopu Achath of EMA Design Automation on supply chain-driven circuit design and Paul Yang of Jove PCB on embedded inductors. Contact Mike Buetow at mike@pcea.net for details.

Portland. The next chapter meeting is scheduled for April 18 at 12 pm. Contact Stephan Schmidt for details (stschmidt@outlook.com).

San Diego. The San Diego chapter will hold a pair of technical talks in conjunction with the Del Mar Electronics Show on Apr. 24. Stephen Chavez of Siemens will speak on designing complex PCBs and Tom Hausherr of PCB Libraries will talk on component library development and management. We will have several special giveaways as well, including two free licenses for PCB Libraries. For information, contact Luke Hausherr (luke.hausherr@freedomcad.com).

Silicon Valley. Our March meeting topic on Design Essentials to Maintain Signal Integrity was given by Amit Bahl and Atar Mittal of Sierra Circuits. Attendees were treated to a tour of Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers.Article ending bug

Some attendees and Sierra Circuits’ staff at the site of the Silicon Valley chapter meeting in March.