Friday, August 23, 2013

PCBs arrive

It's finally here!

Today I received a prototype PCB of a simple Altera Cyclone V GX PCIe design.  The edge connector on the right is based on Arrow's BeMicro designs.  I was able to build three PCBs for about 70 dollars at OSH Park. It was tough to meet OSH Park's 6mil trace width/spacing requirements on a 484 pin BGA but so far everything looks good.

I dropped a PCB and a single FPGA at a local assembly house to have it installed.  If all goes well I'll install the remaining parts over the next few days and start bringing the card up.

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