Board Designer's Resources

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Board Designer's Resources

This page will provide links to parts used in deployed designs, such as Janus and Ozy. The part information will include manufacturer (such as Texas Instruments) and at least one vendor source (such as Mouser or Digikey). It will also include schematic symbol and PCB footprint libraries for OrCAD and PADS as these are developed.

This page will also provide guidelines for PCB layout (such as necessary clearance for hardware at DIN connector mounting holes), trace minimum widths and apce minimum clearance for keeping PCB costs down, guidelines for PCB footprint creation, and so forth.

The intent is to make it easier for developers to be consistent across teams and projects, and to re-use parts where practical to keep manufacturing costs down for TAPR, which keeps the price down for all of us. -- de KK7P

Prototype PCB Suppliers:

I have used Protoexpress' "No Touch" service for more than 20 years. Never had a bad board. They are the lowest cost 4-layer prototypes I have found. Many Amateur and some commercial spacecraft in which I have designs are flying these same "No Touch" prototype boards, some since 1993. -- de KK7P