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Postby HieuNguyen » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:28 am

I did read throughout the board and forum, can't find the topic on How to layout PCI board? Can anyone help or point me to the right topic? Thanks you for your time.
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Re: Need Help

Postby Sal Hernandez » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:31 pm

There is not a specific or post that describes how to make a PCI board. If you can describe what you are trying to do we can figure it out.
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Re: Need Help

Postby HieuNguyen » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:39 am

I am trying to layout a loop board with PCI interface. The board is very simple, there is no components on the PCB, there are only traces to connect the pads together. Those pads will be layout as PCI interface, there are 55 pads on each side.

I see you guys have one of the PCI model, however I can't modify the length and width from that model to accomodate my PCB.

I can use the land pattern to layout all 55 pins on one side of the board, but I don't know how to payout the other 55 pins on the other side (bottom side) of the board.

Besides, how do I create the symbol in schematics page to coordinate with this footprint?

Thanks you for your time.
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Re: Need Help

Postby Sal Hernandez » Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:07 pm

You need to create two footprints to represent an edge connector and you will also need two symbols. Using the footprint editor found by selecting Design > New Footprint layout the pads for the top side of the edge card. Save the footprint.

If you want to represent this on the schematic you will need to do some more work. After creating the footprints you can switch over to the schematic and create the symbols and pair them with the footprints created earlier.The parts creation thread will help you get through this process.

updated-pcb123-parts-creation-process-t181.html

One you have the parts in your taxonomy you can place two of the parts on your schematic. The go to the layout to move the footprints into position at the board edge. Move the top footprint into position. Now place your mouse of the second footprint and press the o key to move it to the bottom side of the board. Move the bottom pads into position.
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