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Re: [Xylo-SDR] Aria Case... DIN41612 Backplane...


Dang! We think the same things at the same time and our e-mails pass! I LOVE
and have been thinking about all the "Front Panel" stuff we could do. It
even 'translates' to any other enclosure a user would want if we stick with
the 5.25 inch standard opening mounted on a cheap drive bracket! Think of
it! LCD display etc! (smile) The PC case stuff is just to universal and good
to pass up for the project! Especially since we decided to use a power
supply. The power supply in the Aria is pretty darn quiet and good!

WE can put the 100 watt PA in the hole left by the ATX connector stack

I agree, just too many objectors to the PCI stuff and for pretty good
reasons. Your idea for a backplane we design which nuzzles up to a PC 4+
slot L-bracket is great! I'm also ready to dump the 96 pins in favor of .1
in some squat down style and go twisted pair for HS.

I have other comments on this train of thought. If anything we need a high
speed and low speed buss on this projects, and gotta figure a way to
accomplish that.


-----Original Message-----
From: xylo-sdr-bounces@lists.ae5k.us [mailto:xylo-sdr-bounces@lists.ae5k.us]
On Behalf Of Philip Covington
Sent: Sunday, January 22, 2006 2:40 PM
To: Xylo-SDR Discussion
Subject: [Xylo-SDR] Aria Case... DIN41612 Backplane...

Hi all,

My home computer is in an Aria case.  I have been sitting here trying
to figure out how you could have front panel components.  One thought
is that you could make a panel that fits in the 5.25 " DVD/CDROM bay. 
 Also, if you remove the card readers, USB and Firewire ports and the
1/8" jacks then those holes could be used for mounting front panel

The pluses are that we would have a built in ATX power supply, plenty
of area for cooling, and left over space for other items.  Fans made
for PC cases could be used for extra cooling.  It also does not
require as strict sizing on the plug-in boards.

I don't think that the passive PCI backplane is going to work out, but
how about designing the DIN41612 backplane to fit an Aria sized
enclosure?  People would still have the option of using a different
type of case if they didn't like the Aria.

There are plastic rails that you can buy to allow the DIN41612 plug-in
boards to slide into for guides.  We use them at OSU-ISL for most of
the projects.

73 de Phil N8VB
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