Workshop 2 - PCB Design Techniques and Mediatek Cellular IoT Platform


This is the second technical workshop conducted and sponsored by our technology partners for IoT Innovation Challenge 2018. In this workshop, participants will learn good design techniques for PCB from Wizlogix to ensure that their IoT hardware will conform to and pass regulatory testing. In addition, participants will be among the first to hands on Mediatek new NB-IoT chipset.

The schedule for this workshop is as below. If you like to participate in this workshop, please register yourself by clicking on the REGISTER button on the right after you login. Sign up now as there are limited seats available.


Workshop Preparation:

You will need a MediaTek Cloud Sandbox (MCS) account for the MediaTek hands-on session. Please follow the instructions provide in the attached document "Mediatek Cloud Sandbox Account Registration" on this page to setup your account prior to the workshop.

Time Programme
1230hrs - 1300hrs Registration

Design Techniques and Considerations for Multilayer PCB Layout

In this digital age, electronic products have become an integral part of our lives. From entertainment to communications, we all rely on electronic devices to perform our everyday tasks. All these would not be possible without the printed circuit boards (PCBs) that sit inside these devices.

Some common challenges that design engineers face when designing PCBs are, optimal component placement for functionality and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), alignment to mechanical engineering constraints, and design for manufacturability and testability. With increasingly complex PCB designs, pre-approved data verification of Gerber files is essential if PCB production processes are to be streamlined and efficient.

This session by Wizlogix will walk you through the PCB design process, including industrial standards, Gerber verification techniques and many more.

1400hrs-1430hrs Tea Break

Hands on with MediaTek MT2625 Cellular IoT Platform

MT2625 is an NB-IoT R13/R14 enabled SoC that will enable ultra-low power and cost effective IoT devices for a wealth of applications ranging through home, civic, industrial or mobile use. It’s highly integrated design incorporates an NB-IoT modem DSP, antenna RF and base-band analogue front-end. Despite its high functionality, its tiny package size and low pin-count yields cost and size effective designs for many applications, while its highly integrated platform simplifies the product design process for partners.

Workshop highlights:

  • This is a hands-on workshop based on a starter kit using MediaTek’s NB-IOT chipset 2625 and Cloud Account.
  • The starter kit has a micro-controller onboard and allows participants to use Arduino programming to easily connect sensors, collect sensor data and transmit to the cloud account for display and data collate.
  • Participants will learn to program the starter kit, instructions for connecting to NB-IOT network, the various ways of connecting to the cloud like MQTT, HTTP, HTTPS etc., and the setup of a cloud account.


Briefing Date

Friday, 23 November, 2018 - 12:30

Briefing Venue

Laboratory S.432 / S.436, Block S, Level 4, Nanyang Polytechnic, 180 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8