PCB Design in ASCII please

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PCB Design in ASCII please

Postby stevewidg » Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:50 pm

Hello,
Im looking at using an XMOS in a new design, but cant open Orcad design files in my PCB software ( Pulsonix) as it can only import ASCII files. Could some kind soul at XMOS ( or Orcad user) please re-save Layout and symbol files in ASCII format for me. I am happy to re post back with Pulsonix files if anyone else is interested
Im currently interested in 144 BGA G4, but be nice to have the lot.
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Steve
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Postby leon_heller » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:25 pm

Seconded!

I've created the PSX part you are after, but it needs checking.
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Postby stevewidg » Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:38 pm

Thanks Leon,
Doesnt look like there is anyone in XMOS, or otherwise with Orcad that wants to help out, so can I take you up on your offer please, and I'll check it out.
I did send an email to your account in your profile,.
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Steve
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Postby leon_heller » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:42 pm

I didn't receive it, but it might be in my spam folder. It isn't, so I don't know what happened to it.

I stupidly put my XMOS schematic symbols in my main library, so I've moved them into an XMOS symbol library. I've uploaded the exported files here:

http://www.leonheller.com/XMOS/XMOS.zip

It would be a good idea to check them, and the footprints might need some adjustment to pad sizes and so on.
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Postby stevewidg » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:04 pm

Hi Leon,
Sorry to be a nuisance but I dont have the advanced ASCII import option after all. Would you mind very much resaving the pulsonix part in Binary.
I hope this doesnt stop anyone posting the ASCII files as originally requested as you should be able to import in your version Leon.
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Steve
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Postby leon_heller » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:27 pm

Sorry about that; I've never used that Export facility before and I thought I'd try it. They look like EDIF files, with that list structure.

I just uploaded the actual library files, they should be OK.
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Postby stevewidg » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:36 pm

Hi Leon,
Sorry but where did you put files. They dont appearr to be in the Zip file. Ive left it a good few hours to wait for change to trickle through.

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Postby leon_heller » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:42 pm

Sorry, I put them in the wrong folder. I've just uploaded them to the previous location.

I've asked Pulsonix if they can create a library from the XMOS files. They have the other programs, and they have done that sort of thing for me before.
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Postby leon_heller » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:45 am

Pulsonix told me that they can't read the files with the versions of the software they have.

I've raised a support ticket asking if ASCII files could be made available. The files were probably provided by Varisys, who design most of the XMOS PCBs.

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