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betajet
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Re: What am I missing?
betajet   11/14/2013 1:48:28 PM
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TI should market those two as "build your own Analog Computer" boards :-)

antedeluvian
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antedeluvian   11/14/2013 8:40:14 AM
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David

There are other TI boards. If you haven't seen them here are the links- TI was giving these out at a seminar last week. And they have another one as well.

 

 

David Ashton
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Re: What am I missing?
David Ashton   11/14/2013 4:12:44 AM
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(later, at home) Just ordered a bunch of adapter boards - been meaning to get some or make some for a bit now.  I could not find anywhere in Australia that even supplied all the ones I wanted.  Adafruit's prices were good even taking into account shipping to Aus which was about 25% of the total.  Had to be very disciplined to avoid buying any of the other tasty goodies on offer there....

Thanks again, Betajet.

David Ashton
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Re: What am I missing?
David Ashton   11/13/2013 8:44:44 PM
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In fact, Adafruit do 6 x SOIC-8's for half the price of TI's board which also has 6 SOIC-8's, and a bunch of others that I'd be unlikely to use.  Adafruit, here I come.....

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Re: What am I missing?
David Ashton   11/13/2013 7:49:46 PM
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@Betajet - many thanks for that.  The TI ones do SOIC-8's and the adafruit ones do SOIC-16s.  I might order a few of both.  

Caleb -- hint - these would make great caption comp prizes!!

betajet
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betajet   11/13/2013 7:37:47 PM
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Here's the TI adapter board.  It's a 6x6 array and you snap off the ones you need.  You must have Javascript on to see the photo of the whole array.

Another good source is Adafruit.  They have some nice adapters that are SOIC on one side and TSSOP on the other so they can stock fewer parts and pass on the savings.  They have a nice collection for various packages.

I like Schmartboard.  I just got a Cypress PSoC 5LP development board with QFN-68 PSoC pre-installed.  It's a nice design and works great.  It brings out lots of I/O as a DIP with 0.1" pin spacing and 0.8" between rows.  You can also get it without the PSoC and put on a PSoC 3 instead.

David Ashton
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David Ashton   11/13/2013 7:33:20 PM
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No - they were unpopulated boards for general purpose use with SMDs, they had various sizes of them for 8 / 14 / 16 - pin chips and maybe larger.  I'll keep looking.

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Duane Benson   11/13/2013 7:02:19 PM
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Max - I stopped by Fry's today and picked up a couploe more Schmartboards. I didn't find any of the BGA versions though. They sound pretty daring. I've got a little ARM processor in a 0.5mm pitch 16 ball micro BGA package that I'd love to experiment with on one of their boards.

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Duane Benson   11/13/2013 6:59:59 PM
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David - I don't recall anything like that. Were they populated with a chip alread, or blank for you to solder your own chip on?

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David Ashton   11/13/2013 5:00:37 PM
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Duane...you may be able to help me...some time ago there was an article, I think in EET, about some very cheap SMD breakout boards offered by TI (Texas Instruments).   I lost the link and have searched the TI website but can't find them.  Do you know anything about this, have you got that link?  Thanks // David

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