[Coco] Multi-Pak card edge connectors
mechacoco at gmail.com
Sat Jan 16 21:05:51 EST 2010
> They will be DIP packages. While SMT would certainly be cheaper component
> wise, use far less real-estate and be less power hungry, I do not have lots
> of experience soldering SMT parts (I've done three - fortunately they all
> worked...). If this works, I could foresee an SMT version that could be
> made to fit into an existing MPI case for those who want to at least
> maintain the appearance of an original piece. I think this DIP unit is
> going to be too large for this. Then again, your CPLD idea would be even
> better... ;)
> ----- Original Message ----
> > brian
> > Are you going to layout the board with through hole (dip package) or SMT
> > (surface mount) parts?
> > All the logic chips that are on Tom's schematic can be bought in dip or
> > surface mount packages.
There is another MPI clone designed by John Eric. The schematic and
board layout files (in Eagle format) can be found on the malted media
FTP site, currently at:
His design requires fewer components than Tom Gunnison's, since it
consolidates some of the logic into a single GAL16v8. The CUPL files
for programming the GAL are also included in the zip archive.
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