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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Dirk Bruere at NeoPax, Jan 8, 2009.

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  1. krw

    krw Guest

    Are you going to use the PCI interface, or just steal power?
  2. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Why not put a PCI edge connector on the board itself ? That's what I'd do.
    Don't forget how the plating's done. You need tiny fingers from each trace
    that's a pad and they all need to be connected together. The board profiling
    removes them.

  3. Simon

    Simon Guest

  4. TTman

    TTman Guest

    Just buy a cheap PCI card.strip off the junk chips. Bolt on your pcb and
    wire up power. That'as the prototype sorted.
  5. A basic Google for "PCI prototype card" bought up stuff like this:

    Cheap and easy to roll your own as well and get it custom

  6. krw

    krw Guest

    As others have suggested, there are development boards available.
    IIRC, some are completly blank. Some are *expensive* though. You'll
    have to buy one with the footprints you need, which may get quite
    expensive, or not.
    You'll likely have to decide that up front. I've seen some with
    PCI->ISA bridges, which should make interfacing easier.
  7. Well, this circuit is going to have to be redesigned for a number of
    apps, so that may not be too bad.

    Dirk - Transcendence UK - A UK political party - Our podcasts on weird stuff
  8. Your favorite PCB design tool may have a symbol (and if it is good a stack
    of VHDL for the interface logic too) already setup.
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