Accession Number : ADA138427

Title :   Printed Circuit Board Layout by Microcomputer.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Krausman,E W

PDF Url : ADA138427

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 275

Abstract : Printed circuit board artwork is usually prepared manually because of the unavailability of computer-aided-design tools. This thesis presents the design of a microcomputer based printed circuit board layout system that is easy to use and cheap. Automatic routing and component placement routines will significantly speed up the process. The design satisfies the following requirements: Microcomputer implementation, portable, algorithm independent, interactive, and user friendly. When it is fully implemented a user will be able to select components and a board outline from an automated catalog, enter a schematic diagram, position the components on the board, and completely route the board from a single graphics terminal. Currently, the user interface and the outer level command processor have been implemented in Pascal. Future versions will be written in C for better portability.

Descriptors :   *Printed circuit boards, *Schematic diagrams, *Computer aided design, Computer programming, Microcomputers, Input output processing, Routing, Subroutines, Algorithms, Circuit interconnections, Position(Location), Drafting, Data management, Data processing terminals, Interactive graphics, Computer graphics, User needs, Transportable, Theses

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE