STE V1.5 32MHz BOOSTER - STATUS

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So slightly annoyed now.. the dualtos boards are missing the 2 inner layers :evil: So its going to push back this project again as I can't test the new boards now :(

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I will try and hard wire the missing layers.. The via's are there.. I used copper fill on top layer connected to 0V so hopefully that will be enough to get a board working.

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Now working!
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Made a start on the (hopefully) last revision of the booster...

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Looking good to me.

C1 is a little wonky though :P :lol:
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Forgottenmyname wrote: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:24 pm C1 is a little wonky though :P :lol:
I charge more for unique items like that ;)
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8-) 8-) 8-)

40MHz running on this version.. Worked first time.. so wondering what I did wrong :lol:

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Forgottenmyname wrote: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:24 pm Looking good to me.

C1 is a little wonky though :P :lol:
About the same as C3 ;)
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Am I seeing things, or does the new dual TOS board only use 8 pins of the HI socket now? In other words just the data lines and GND?
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rubber_jonnie wrote: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:51 pm
Forgottenmyname wrote: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:24 pm Looking good to me.
C1 is a little wonky though :P :lol:
About the same as C3 ;)
I think the SMT pads are to big for the parts.. that's what happens when you cut corners as use "built in libs" :roll: :lol:
rubber_jonnie wrote: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:52 pm Am I seeing things, or does the new dual TOS board only use 8 pins of the HI socket now? In other words just the data lines and GND?
Not seeing things no.. I've moved the SMT socket there so pins had to go.
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:bravo:
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PCBs on order, so a waiting game next :) :ball:

I've got 2 more PCBs here, so will order parts next week , see if I can build them up as pre-release boards :)
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