Design and simulation of electronic devices using Siemens EDA software packages

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Course Description

Within the course, students are introduced to the advanced electronic devices design using Mentor Graphics PADS Standard Plus and HyperLynx programming tools. Course description: schematic capture, creating libraries of components, designing electronic circuit, electronic devices analysis and simulation (analog simulation, signal integrity, power integrity and thermal simulation).

Study Programmes

University graduate
[FER3-HR] Computing - study
Skills (2. semester)
[FER3-HR] Electrical Engineering and Information Technology - study
Skills (2. semester)
[FER3-HR] Information and Communication Technology - study
Skills (2. semester)
[FER2-HR] Computer Engineering - profile
Skills (2. semester)
[FER2-HR] Computer Science - profile
Skills (2. semester)
[FER2-HR] Control Engineering and Automation - profile
Skills (2. semester)
[FER2-HR] Electrical Engineering Systems and Technologies - profile
Skills (2. semester)
[FER2-HR] Electrical Power Engineering - profile
Skills (2. semester)
[FER2-HR] Electronic and Computer Engineering - profile
Skills (2. semester)
[FER2-HR] Electronics - profile
Skills (2. semester)
[FER2-HR] Information Processing - profile
Skills (2. semester)
[FER2-HR] Software Engineering and Information Systems - profile
Skills (2. semester)
[FER2-HR] Telecommunication and Informatics - profile
Skills (2. semester)
[FER2-HR] Wireless Technologies - profile
Skills (2. semester)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Use Mentor Graphics PADS Standard Plus programming tool to create electrical schematics, create library of components and design printed circuit boards
  2. Employ components libraries
  3. Employ rules for electronic circuits design
  4. Use HyperLynx software for analysis and simulation of signal integrity
  5. Use HyperLynx software for thermal analysis and simulation
  6. Create and manage the project archives

Forms of Teaching


Lectures are focused on theoretical and practical aspects of the printed circuit boards design.

Laboratory Work

During laboratory exercises, students learn about process of designing and simulating printed circuit boards using PADS Professional and HyperLynx software package.


Students create printed circuit board project, with defined specification, using PADS Professional and HyperLynx software package. It is necessary to generate all required documentation: block diagram, electrical schematic, bill of materials, technical characteristics and masks for production of a printed circuit board.

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Laboratory Exercises 50 % 26 % 50 % 26 %
Class participation 50 % 13 % 50 % 13 %
Seminar/Project 50 % 61 % 50 % 61 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Introduction to process of designing printed circuit board and introduction to PADS Professional.
  2. Introduction to process of creating schematic design. Defining project settings.
  3. Introduction to schematic user interface. Placing components into schematic.
  4. Schematic design techniques. Connecting components.
  5. Hierarchical design and design reuse.
  6. Schematic verification and documentation. Forwarding schematic to layout.
  7. Analysis and simulations of signal integrity.
  8. Midterm exam.
  9. Defining board outline. Placing components on printed circuit board.
  10. Verifying the layout. Defining routing constraints.
  11. Using different ways of designing routes (Interactive Routing and Semi AutoActive Routing).
  12. Thermal analysis and simulations.
  13. Generating output formats for production (Gerber and Drill Data). Dimensioning and documentation.
  14. Archiving and managing projects.
  15. Final exam.


Clyde Coombs (2007.), Printed Circuits Handbook, McGraw Hill Professional
Tim Williams (2013.), The Circuit Designer’s Companion, Elsevier
Eric Bogatin (2009.), Signal and Power Integrity - Simplified, Pearson Education

For students


ID 229834
  Summer semester
L1 English Level
L1 e-Learning
14 Lectures
0 Seminar
0 Exercises
26 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

Very Good