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Re: Looks very interesting
jimfordbroadcom   2/25/2016 6:48:04 PM
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That's free angle traces.  I'll leave the angel traces to Boldport!

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Re: Looks very interesting
jimfordbroadcom   2/25/2016 6:46:54 PM
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Hi, Max.  Not to digress too far, but I note that at least here where I work, the chip designers use all 90 degree turns in their traces, the PCB designers use 45 degrees, and the package designers, who are caught in the middle of it all, use free angel traces!

And at my last employer, 10 years ago, I had to recreate a board from 1975 (!) that had those hand-drawn traces.  I made do with 45 degree angles.  The reason I had to recreate the board was that the artwork vanished when the PCB fab shop went out of business!  We recreated the boards from crumbling drawings, minus the wire jumpers on the top, in a modern CAD system, 40 years later!

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96000   2/23/2016 8:10:47 AM
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Just wanted to let anyone who might be visiting Embedded World this week know that they can see Borldport designs, the Cuttlefish and Seahorse boards, at Embecosm's stand, 4-546B.

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Re: Looks very interesting
Max The Magnificent   2/12/2016 10:30:36 AM
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@Mehradzie: ...I don't believe I am saying this as I always love the corners and tidiness of traces...

I know just what you mean -- I also enjoy the look of the straight lines and parallel traces on traditional boards (it was a bit of a shock when they added the ability to use 45 degree traces) -- but I LOVE the wibbly-wobbly traced on these boards.

I also am very much looking forward to my first board dropping through my post box...

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Mehradzie   2/11/2016 6:54:09 PM
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I always wanted to get my partner excited about Electronics and since she is very smart she grasps whatever I throw on her way.

I like that these projects might need a bit more skills than a total noob AND are really pretty boards (I don't believe I am saying this as I always love the corners and tidiness of traces and how they run so parallel and nicely to each other and I always like to make mine the same.)

Subscribed as a gift and looking forward to receive the first one. Pease we are waiting budd.

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