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[DPRG] BGA Package....

Subject: [DPRG] BGA Package....
From: rten at new.metronet.com rten at new.metronet.com
Date: Fri Sep 12 12:50:02 CDT 2003

The most important thing you learn by designing your own board is the
process. Not much building a single-sided board; a lot more laying out a
two-sided board, It is really unwise to attempt a multi-layer board or a
really dense two sided board without a lot of help and experience.

On Fri, 12 Sep 2003, Edwin D Fetzer II wrote:

> But what would you learn?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dprglist-admin at dprg.org [mailto:dprglist-admin at dprg.org]On Behalf
> Of Bill Boyer
> Sent: Friday, September 12, 2003 7:18 AM
> To: DPRG
> Subject: Re: [DPRG] BGA Package....
> For all the time and effort you would waste laying out and building a
> board, you could probably buy several single-board pentium I / II / III
> computers.
> **************
> >
> > Do you know if using ICs with BGA package is possible for us? I can
> > solder TQFP packages by hand, but what can we do about BGA package?
> > Generally, I'm looking for a CPU/microcontroller to use. Processing
> > power of 10 MIPS or so would be fine. I prefer a 32-bit CPU but a
> > 16-bit CPU may be fine enough. I need it to be easy to solder (or has
> > proper socket), can be used with a 2-layer PCB, has a low cost C
> > compiler (and preferably, a low cost real time OS), has easy memory
> > interface and so on. Having internal flash and RAM will help much.
> > Some thing with 1MB RAM, 1MB flash, some timers, Ethernet port and
> > some GPIO would be excellent.
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