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Programmable PCB

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by terry, Sep 4, 2004.

  1. terry

    terry Guest

    Hi,

    Does it exist PCB which is programmable in this world? Or some sort of
    researches are doing now in the world. I mean that the PCB layout can
    be downloaded so that the copper dots on the programmable board are
    connected accordingly like traces.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Ian Stirling

    Ian Stirling Guest

    Not really.
    The electronic device does not exist that has the flexibility of copper
    and air.
     
  3. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest


    A few people have tried to sell interconnect chips, essentially
    crossbar matrices with a lot of pins, programmable so that any pin can
    be connected to any other. The idea was to connect all your chips to
    one of these gadgets, and program the interconnects. Silly idea, and
    nobody bought them.

    John
     
  4. A microprocessor comes pretty close, but you do have to choose some
    peripherals.

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    Adrian Jansen adrianjansen at internode dot on dot net
    Design Engineer J & K Micro Systems
    Microcomputer solutions for industrial control
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  5. maxfoo

    maxfoo Guest

    If it did you couldn't afford it. Maybe what you really what is a
    fpga/cpld development board.
     
  6. Dana Raymond

    Dana Raymond Guest

    Electronically configured interconnect boards do exist, and are used for
    silicon emulation (logic emulation of ASICs using multiple FPGAs. Aptix is
    one such manufacture. Be prepared to mortage the house to buy one!

    What about using a printing method using conductive ink?
     
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