Advanced hardware design course - board
konstantinos.papadopoulos , 04-20-2020, 04:17 PM
Just wanted to ask which board is designed during the subject course?
Is it possible to see its schematics and PCB files in order to estimate its complexity?
robertferanec , 12-05-2022, 04:00 AM
robertferanec , 04-21-2020, 11:22 AM
Advanced Hardware Design course is based on VOIPAC "i.MX25 SODIMM Base Board" (http://www.voipac.com/#Downloads
) and their iMX53 module (https://www.voipac.com/#X53-DMM-557
). Complete base board altium files
can be downloaded from the VOIPAC website
. The module project is partially available
with the course for some activities and practicing (it is not available on Internet).
konstantinos.papadopoulos , 04-21-2020, 01:52 PM
So I understand that during the course I will be able to re-create both the "i.MX25 SODIMM Base Board" and the "i.MX53 SODIMM Module" from scratch (schematics, PCB placement, PCB layout, etc) following your videos?
robertferanec , 04-23-2020, 07:10 AM
Advanced courses are not step-by-step, it would take a long time. Instead, they focus on important areas and you practice these important areas.
PS: I made a video about how long it actually takes to design this kind of boards, if you like, have a look: https://youtu.be/JHZTSK33e0g
konstantinos.papadopoulos , 04-23-2020, 10:31 AM
Yes,I know that it is not a step by step course. I already finished your "Learn to design your own boards" course from Udemy, so I have a sense about the time scale of more complex boards.
Also the video you referenced was very informative.
What I want to be able to do is to re-create both these complex boards, whatever time it will take for me.
I understand that I will use your videos as a reference only, but instead of only doing the practice exercises you give there I want to run the whole design myself.
What would I need to do that, except for your videos, is the libraries of all the components which are used on both boards (schematic symbols, PCB footprints, 3D models), so I won't need to spend time on components creation, and the access to all the schematics and PCB files of both boards so I have a design reference.
robertferanec , 04-24-2020, 05:03 AM
Zzz, 12-02-2022, 03:29 AM
Hello Robert, I will up for this course after finishing your Udemy course(this week hopefully). The above link that you posted for the base board PCB design is not working. Can you post a new one so that I can see the complexity of the project?Tank you.
konstantinos.papadopoulos , 04-24-2020, 05:48 AM
Does this restricted access to the module's schematics and PCB files permit at least viewing of schematic and PCB?
robertferanec , 04-24-2020, 06:08 AM
It is not possible to see full schematic nor PCB of the VOIPAC's module.
PS: In Advanced PCB Layout course you have full access to the schematic & pcb files of the module and also baseboard, but they are based on different CPU. Here you can download the files for projects for Advanced PCB Layout course: https://www.imx6rex.com/
konstantinos.papadopoulos , 04-26-2020, 04:30 PM
I finally bought this course ("Advanced H/W Design") and I already did the first lecture.
Therefor I would like to ask you to open the second lecture for me now, since I have a lot of free time these days which maybe will not be the case later.
robertferanec , 04-27-2020, 08:43 AM
Hello @konstantinos.papadopoulos, please write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
PS: Thank you very much for signing up.
konstantinos.papadopoulos , 05-05-2020, 04:28 PM
I started to see the course videos and they are very interesting.
What I noticed so far is that the course is not strongly tied to the VOIPAC project.
My question is: could you recommend a similar complexity project which is well designed so it is worth to be used as a reference and is completely open so I can recreate it?
robertferanec , 05-08-2020, 08:42 AM
As I mentioned above, you can have a look at https://www.imx6rex.com/
These are our boards (including open source) and some are used in Advanced PCB Layout.
robertferanec , 12-05-2022, 04:00 AM
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