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Design of a FPGA PCB including USB2.0 interface and two 80 MHz ADCs

This is my most advanced homemade PCB design until now. The PCB contains a EP3C5E144C8N Cyclone III FPGA from ALTERA, two 8 bit ADCs AD9057 from Analog Devices @ 80 MHz, a FTDI USB2.0 controller and many other things. The

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PCB tinning including VIA soldering

This is some method I found on the net for solving the problem of protecting the cooper of self produced PCBs. What is done is the PCB is tinned before parts are soldered on it. I discovered that this was

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PCB developement with simple tools

In the last months I was heavily playing with PCB (Printed Circuit Board) design, etching and things related to this. I wanted to see what is possible with simple tools and how good results can get. With just normal copy

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