In my last post I evaluated the technical feasibility of memory timing in the expected architecture of the CPC dongle. I’m now confident that the key components that I’ve chosen will work for this project. I now have to start getting the design into a design tool. This time I will take you through how to get the schematic and pin/pad layouts into your Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tool, such as DesignSpark from RS Components so that you can produce something like this:
This step is one of the critical steps in any electronics project, piecing together the components to achieve the outputs that you’re looking for. Even if you don’t intend to build the project yourself, when done properly, you can send these designs to fabrication and assembly labs who can put this device together for you.