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Offline xrunner

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Orange Pi PC 2 board layout
« on: November 08, 2016, 03:20:39 pm »
I don't know much about board layout but I noticed the way this one was done, seems interesting. I've seen boards with chips at "angles" but not this many. Most are aligned all the same vertical / horizontal. I guess it makes sense because the traces have to turn corners anyway so why not put the chips on the board the best way possible as far as circuit design needs dictate. Is that the reason?

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Offline blueskull

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Re: Orange Pi PC 2 board layout
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2016, 03:34:27 pm »
OMFG that drives my OCD crazy.
Even this one drives my OCD crazy:
 

Offline NANDBlog

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Re: Orange Pi PC 2 board layout
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2016, 05:57:00 pm »
When I was designing a board, and I wanted to place an MCU at 45 degrees angle, I've asked the manufacturer, what are their capabilities. They told me they can place any component with 1 degree increment, and this is quite general.
 

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Re: Orange Pi PC 2 board layout
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2016, 06:04:10 pm »
Crimes against humanity!!!  |O
 

Offline rob77

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Re: Orange Pi PC 2 board layout
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2016, 08:31:27 pm »
the dram chips and the h5 are in a perfect alignment to make the traces equal for both memory chips... and they just angled the whole dram+h5 assembly to fit the board... i see nothing wrong with that.. and actually i like it ! ;)
 

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Re: Orange Pi PC 2 board layout
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2016, 02:28:59 am »
I love it.  Makes my brain itch but in that good way.  I just can't imagine the fighting it took to make the EDA tool play nice with all of those weird rotations.  Most of the tools I've used really try their best to keep things at 45 and 90.  Wouldn't it be fun to talk with the designer?
 


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