Has anyone made their own PCB for th AP700

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I am toying around with the idea of making a pcb for the ap7000. The gate way doesn't have what I want, and the big daddy is, well, too big and expensive. However eagle lite isn't going to cut it when it comes to the pcb, which means it's time to learn gEDA.
I was wondering if anyone has had any luck making their own pcb(s) based around an AP7000, and if so what cad tool did you used as gEDA seems to be lacking in the footprint neighborhood.
Thanks

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Also does anyone know the ball diameter on the 256CTBGA package, I know the pitch is 1mm, but I can't seem to find the ball diameter?

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It says nominal 0.40 mm on page 903 in the datasheet.

Hans-Christian

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Thanks, I thought that page was blank, but I had to tilt my LCD to a bad viewing angle to see it? Thank you.

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Hehe, yeah design with commercial tools (Altium Designer, PADS etc) is of course no worries at all. I don't know gEDA will go, I'm assuming it would do the job.

I guess it depends more than anything else on just how many of the lines you need routed, it can get pretty crowded in there.

Thinking back though, I swear I saw an Eagle library for the AP7000 which means someone must have get it working there. Hmm, maybe they only had a simple design.

-S.

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hmm wasnt it jesper or johan elkdahl who made a eagle lib for that cpu, i even think it listen on eagles homepage.

/Safari

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I like eagle and all, but I am pretty sure that I will have to use more than 2 layers, which means no go for the lite version :( And I'm a lowly student so forking out thousands for it isn't a priority for me right now.
However, I have just finished created the sdram and flash devices in gEDA, so we will see how it go's. There are some peryl/python scripts that come with it that help you to make symbols.

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You will need a 4-layer board at least to route the AT32AP7000.

Hans-Christian

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Better make that eight if you need all signals..

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The AP7001 is posible to route though a 4 layer PCB since it has a package at 28x28mmm

Life's to short for waiting on slow CPU's