Oh I’m using Eagle as usual. I kind of understand it. It isn’t really a layout problem, it’s that I can’t find a parts library for the connectors.
I’m trying to make a trivial board to connect all the different displays I have collected to a set of header pins, so I can figure out the driver issues. Modern displays use MIPI which requires fast hardware in the uC to drive it. I will have to use SPI which is slow. Nordic doesn’t have MIPI, but ST does. I thought about using an ST, but that makes everything else so much more complicated, and I’m already out of my depth.
My challenge is that the displays I have been able to get generally have tiny connectors.
Worse, my most practical display uses a connector that seems to be obsolete. Of course – that’s why I could get it! I have a few connectors, but I just can’t seem to get the Eagle parts library, so I am making my own. Measuring stuff is hard of course. Then the challenge is going to be soldering something that has 10 pins and is 4mm long. I expect it will take me a few iterations, but I’m enjoying learning the process.
On Tue, Jul 2, 2019 at 6:17 AM David Carkeek <email@example.com> wrote:
What program are you going to be using? At one point I could have done it in Eagle but I have forgotten almost everything. Since I was able to do it it wasn’t that hard to figure out, so I can probably do it again. Also, Yali would be overjoyed to have something to do for Touchstone.What do you think about making a platform board with all of the circuits you are interested in characterizing?On Mon, Jul 1, 2019 at 4:01 AM Mik Lamming <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:Is there an obvious place to go for component outlines. I need to make a breakout board with the connector on it, and I can’t find it. I can make it I guess, which would be a new skill, but I’m not sure I’d trust it.