Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Boards arrived....

Yay! My boards arrived last night. They look very resplendent in their purple and gold:
I was out at football for most of last night, but I did manage to find time to sodler on all the bottom components (except for headers which I'll save until last):
and I've soldered on all the top-side components and verified that my power supply circuit gives me nice regulated supplies at 1.2V, 2.5V and 3.3V:
I'm going to solder things on piecemeal from now - I want to verify the Atmega circuitry works next, then I'll add the PROM and attempt to program it, before attaching RAM, flash and the FPGA itself. The headers will be the very last thing to go on as otherwise I'll probably melt the plastic with too much heat!

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