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Sent: Sunday, December 11, 2005 7:13
Subject: Re: [Xylo-SDR] Cyclone II
Your board sounds good, and that is a good price for the chip.
this new technology has one drawback, you must get a PCB board made because
it's impossible to breadboard without a PCB to solder the chips
Right now when I need a PCB board, I sketch it with pencil to
figure the line layout, then use Photoshop to create the 10X art, which after
verification I print on a piece of photo paper and use heat transfer to a PCB
It works well for small boards, but it's a very tedious method
to make a larger or complicated board.
I guess I should have learned to
use a Software package like Kicad or Eagle some time back when I had no need
for them, so now I would be able to lay out my own PCB's. Hindsight is almost
always 20/20 :'(