"Porcupine" Breakout Board

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Re: "Porcupine" Breakout Board

Postby nutpoasa » Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:54 pm

So, is this board available yet?
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Re: "Porcupine" Breakout Board

Postby AndyC » Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:11 pm

Very interested in one of these as well.
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Re: "Porcupine" Breakout Board

Postby FHuettig » Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:42 pm

Hi all,

The Porcupine is alive and well (and tested!) and this week we will receive a number of them fully assembled. In order to keep the cost down the plan is to sell these boards as kits, with all the surface-mount connectors and resistors assembled and the headers in a bag. Depending on your application you can add just the connectors you need. The kit will include connectors for PMOD, 2xGPIO, JTAG, "Miscellaneous" (J2), and "Mounting-hole power" (J4), but not J3 or the eLInk connectors J8-J11. If you have multiple Parallellas and want to experiment with the eLinks those connectors and their mates are available from the usual distributors.

The kits won't be available for purchase for some time, in the mean time we have some fully assembled boards available for free to folks who are doing interesting open-source projects. If you are interested, post a short description of your project here, and we'll get back to you!

Edit: New thread to post requests.
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Re: "Porcupine" Breakout Board

Postby aolofsson » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:41 pm

Free board requests should be made here:
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Re: "Porcupine" Breakout Board

Postby timpart » Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:24 am

The board has insulation displacement connectors for the North and South e-links on it. Have these been tested and at what rate do the e-links have to run at for reliable operation? (Presumably cable length is a factor.)


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Re: "Porcupine" Breakout Board

Postby gutterbowler » Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:28 pm

Has the PCB design been ported to Altium?
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