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New task

I started the week by generating the BOM and also all the Gerber files needed for manufacturing of the board. Something I learned was if there are any…

BOM & Routing

Routing the board was finished last week. However, the ethernet connection looked really messy and not optimized, Ethernet connections were where I started this PCB design with. Therefore,…

Differential Routing in KiCAD

This week I was mostly double checking all the connections and also all the footprints. There were a few footprints that needed to be modified and rerouted. The…

Routing DONE

Finally, I managed to finish the routing of the board. After changing the width of the board and having to move the digital ports to fit the new…

New Task & Routing Continues

This week I was given a new task, in order to carry out this task I had to learn a few new things. First I learned how to…

Layout

This week when I tried to open the project, I faced a number of errors. This was caused because we have upgraded the systems at our office and…

LTSP and OpenGL 2.1

We’ve recently updated our office computers to the new Ubuntu Xenial LTS. This came with a newer version of KiCad that requires OpenGL 2.1 minimum to run. Unfortunately,…

Component Placement & Footprints

This week I spend most of my time assigning the footprints to each component and repositioning all the components on the board so that all the newly added digital…

Schematics Completed

This week I spent most of my time finishing up the schematics. The updated board will have 2 complete SPI and 1 complete UART connection, between the PIC32…

Power Supply & Clocking

I started the week by looking at alternative power supply designs. The problem with the current design is that it utilizes 2 bulky linear voltage regulators. There are…

FPGA Migration

This week I managed to replace the FPGA, FTG256 with TQG144. Replacing, or in other word migration between FPGAs with different densities is not very hard as long…

Start PCB Design

This week, after some more reading about the board and the connections and also some more reading on PCB design, I started using Kicad. Which is a very…

Third Week

This week which is my third, here at Aeste, was more about reading and understanding the current board. I started the week by redoing the Board Architecture that…

I/O Port & Board Architecture Diagrams

This week I started going through the sample codes and also the previous interns codes and tried to master them. It was hard at the beginning to understand…

First week at Aeste

This week, I started my internship with Aeste. The week did not start well for me as I was not able to cover all the pre-internship material that…