V2 Proto: A closer look

(Arthur Wolf) #1

V2 Proto: A closer look

(Ray Kholodovsky) #2

2 sided smd?

(Arthur Wolf) #3

@raykholo And 8 layers yeah … didn’t have much of a choice considering the featureset this time.

(Stephanie A) #4

8 layers, top/bottom smd… I do hope a lower cost board is planned.

(Arthur Wolf) #5

It is, it’s called v2-mini

(Anton Fosselius) #6

0.5mm pitch bga and 4 layers? Is the back silkscreen the same color as a cu layer? I see things i suspect is silkscreen but in 3 colors, white, yellow and blue. What am i missing?

(Douglas Pearless) #7

Please tell me that it has JTAG (or SWD) for the processor(s) on the board with and actual connector even if it is not populated, rather than just pads? :slight_smile:

(Anton Fosselius) #8

@Douglas_Pearless take it like a man: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/100Pcs-Bag-Spring-Test-Probe-Pogo-Pin-P50-B1-Dia-0-5mm-Length-16-35mm/32845302540.html?ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_3_10152_10151_10065_10344_10068_10342_10343_10340_10341_10696_10084_10083_10618_10307_10820_10821_10301_10303_10846_10059_100031_524_10103_10624_10623_10622_10621_10620,searchweb201603_6,ppcSwitch_7&algo_expid=d500ff4b-15c1-4aec-8d5d-2384b6e83621-6&algo_pvid=d500ff4b-15c1-4aec-8d5d-2384b6e83621&transAbTest=ae803_2&priceBeautifyAB=0

(Douglas Pearless) #9

Hehe, :slight_smile:
I’d rather have an approved connector than a bunch of pogo probes for reliability; especially as I typically have very little above board clearance in the work that I am doing.

(Arthur Wolf) #10

It does have a jtag+uart/debug connector :slight_smile:

(Arthur Wolf) #11

@Anton_Fosselius Yes it’s 0.5mm pitch bga, and it’s 8 layers. I don’t have the details of what color is what right now.

(Douglas Pearless) #12

fantastic, is it the Cortex Debug Connector (10-pin) so I can plug a Segger J-Link (PRO) into it? (referring to http://infocenter.arm.com/help/topic/com.arm.doc.faqs/attached/13634/cortex_debug_connectors.pdf )

(Arthur Wolf) #13

@Douglas_Pearless It’s our own thing, but we’ll have an adapter for the cortex connector.

(Douglas Pearless) #14

OK, any chance (please) the design could instead use the ARM recommended 10 pin connector (even if it is not soldered on as most users won’t want it)?

(Arthur Wolf) #15

Nope, we wouldn’t be able to provide the features we want to that way. But as I said we’ll have an adapter for a few $, which is even easier than having to solder your connector.

(Douglas Pearless) #16

ok, fair enough :slight_smile:

(Åbsølem) #17

Hey Arthur, happy too see you’re alive. Have you got a release date?

(Airhead Bit) #18

@Arthur_Wolf Perhaps try the daughter board concept for the Pro, a lot less costly. https://goo.gl/iHs7CS