Re: (Fwd) RE: 1541IDE and 1541IDE-S

From: Jim Brain (
Date: 2007-12-11 01:23:19

Pete Rittwage wrote:
> Jim Brain wrote:
>> Ruud sent me his schematics, and I am fiddling with them.
>> However, I didn't get any emails on my offer to design and buy some 
>> etched boards.
>> Just thought I'd check.  If no one is interested, I thought I might 
>> see if I could extend the design to do 16 bit transfers without too 
>> many more ICs.
>> Jim
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> Hi Jim,
> You said you would get the boards done on a cost recovery basis and 
> someone else could ship them out?  How much would the cost be to you 
> to get them made?
Well, if we want Ruud's basic board (a smattering of 74LS and the IDE 
connector), it looks like it would fit on a 2.5x2.5 board, which is 12 
boards per 8x11 sheet, 2 sheets for $78.00 + shipping, or about $4.00 a 
board, when all is said and done.

Now, Ruud's schematic he sent me differs from the one on the web site, 
as this one has a 62256 and a 6116.  If we need those, That halves the 
board density, and we go to $8.00 a board.

If I go SMT, I might be able to get back down to 12 boards per sheet, or 
20 boards without the RAM, but SMT is harder to solder.

Obviously, prices quoted are back of the envelope, and I could be off $1 
or $2 per board.

Prices quoted are for non silk-screened, non-soldermask boards.

I use full panel service, if you want to check prices.


Jim Brain, Brain Innovations                                      (X) 
Dabbling in WWW, Embedded Systems, Old CBM computers, and Good Times! 

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