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41CL chips going EOL - how many 41CL boards are desired in the future ?
06-15-2017, 08:50 PM
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RE: 41CL chips going EOL - how many 41CL boards are desired in the future ?
(06-15-2017 07:12 PM)CY-CL Wrote:  Hi Monte,

I also take two v5 boards.

Can you not integrate the time module directly on the board like on a CX?

Thanks
Patrik

Of course it's theoretically possible, but that would mean redoing the board layout, and it will be tricky trying to fit everything in. I am really hesitant to "fix" something that isn't broken. Plus, I want to make it available stand alone, for the Luddites who don't want a CL.

The alternative would be to switch FPGA technologies and integrate everything into a single device. This would simplify the board in one way, with fewer components and fewer switched power supplies, but the only FPGA technology with low enough current drain to be continuously powered only comes in BGA packages, with very tight design rules for the PC board. This is something I want even less to attempt. The CL board was my very first surface-mount PCB, and I consider it a miracle that it worked the first time. I wouldn't want to tempt fate again, with the project being my first BGA board.
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