This introductory overview of printed-circuit design treats the main difficulties you will likely meet when planning, designing, and manufacturing printed circuit boards for digital applications. From this lecture you will take away many nuggets of wisdom concerning manufacturing technology, signal integrity, EMI, power quality, thermal analysis, and project management. The lecture concludes with a live demonstration of high-level board planning using the Intel(R) Embedded Design Center "Board Planner". Free with EE Times registration. Approx. 40 minutes.