PAGE 6 of 9 - A Base for the USB Switch
First i need to make something clear: My desk is also the PC box, do not expect to see a typical PC box...
I do not want to mount the PCB directly onto the box, so i thought to make something fancier, like a simple acrylic glass base...
|First i got a plexiglass piece...
||...and i marked the PCB size...
||...which i cut with the saw
|I will be using some metallic spacers for the PCB
||The PCB with the spacers
||3 M3 nuts are used to fix the spacers onto the PCB
|This is how i will fixed the PCB onto the acrylic glass base
||I marked the hole positions
||And drilled them with 3.2mm drill bit
||Since i will be using countersink screws, i need to make the pocket
|Then i made another 2 holes with the countersink pocket from the opposite side
||I fixed the spacers onto the base
||This is how it looks now...
Eventually, this is how the PCB will be mounted onto the base with the spacers:
|At 25 October 2015, 7:00:24 user Giorgos Lazaridis wrote: [reply @ Giorgos Lazaridis]|
@Oliver I found this one on ebay
At 22 October 2015, 15:06:45 user Oliver wrote: [reply @ Oliver]
Where can I buy a smartcard slot? (the one you solder on the PCB)
At 20 August 2015, 22:08:48 user Giorgos Lazaridis wrote: [reply @ Giorgos Lazaridis]
@doug No i do not have them as commercial units. But I do design commercial products for customers. If you wish you can contact me by email and discuss your needs.
At 20 August 2015, 17:39:11 user doug wrote: [reply @ doug]
Giorgos, That is great. Are you or anyone commercializing these at all? I would buy 50 right now for a specialized facility I have but not sure I want to build that many myself.....
At 19 August 2015, 21:25:40 user Giorgos Lazaridis wrote: [reply @ Giorgos Lazaridis]
@Piyush Pandey I use the photographic transfer method.
At 11 August 2015, 12:01:12 user Piyush Pandey wrote: [reply @ Piyush Pandey]
This is a very cool project of yours and I must admit that its a very well documented as well with snapshots wherever required.
But Giorgos I want to know that what is the procedure you followed in making the
PCB as I am greatly impressed the print and cleanliness of the PCB.
At 21 October 2012, 4:54:26 user PCB Assembly wrote: [reply @ PCB Assembly]
This was one of the most well documented blog entries I have read in a long time. It was a pleasure to fill all the gaps I had about this topic. Well written an concise.
At 3 September 2012, 21:14:58 user pcb wrote: [reply @ pcb]
Thanks for share this pcb layout design work... its give me more better ideas for my future projects...
At 3 September 2012, 21:04:29 user Thanassis Mavrogeorgiadis wrote: [reply @ Thanassis Mavrogeorgiadis]
Very good project. Well done George!
At 14 August 2012, 20:56:06 user Giorgos Lazaridis wrote: [reply @ Giorgos Lazaridis]
@Pat I see what you mean... I think i will make some tests :D
At 14 August 2012, 20:09:12 user Pat wrote: [reply @ Pat]
@Giorgos Lazaridis Yeah, like I said, it'll work... mostly. If you take a look at TPC 12 on the ADG714 datasheet, the frequency response at ~500 MHz is going to be around -8 dB. The maximum attenuation of a USB cable is basically the same as that ( http://www.usb.org/developers/presentations/pres0410/2-2_SSUSB_DevCon_PHY_Heck.pdf ) - so essentially, you've basically just put in a long USB cable.
So long as you're talking about devices that are attached with, say, like a 1' cable or something like that, you won't notice basically anything. It's all just a question of how much margin you have left.
At 14 August 2012, 19:48:27 user Giorgos Lazaridis wrote: [reply @ Giorgos Lazaridis]
@Pat this was one of my concerned, it works ok until now, and i have test usb devices like external HDD (which i copied some 300GB of data with no problem) and also my camcorder uses the USB for the video. Nevertheless, have order relays with 4p2t if the adg fails or have slow data transmission.
At 14 August 2012, 18:23:49 user playfsx wrote: [reply @ playfsx]
molis eida smartcard lock skeytika oti enas apo ellinas eixe kanei kati paromio me tilekartes kai tsoup na se pali :P ! ekseretiki douleia opws panta !
At 14 August 2012, 14:39:43 user Pat wrote: [reply @ Pat]
"I'm not sure if the ADG714 can be used for USB applications."
No, it can't. It's the bandwidth that matters, not the on-resistance. It has a bandwidth of 155 MHz, which is way below USB spec. This is because the ADG714's input/output capacitance isn't 6/4 pF: I'm not sure where you got that from (the digital input/output capacitance is 3/4 pF respectively). Its on capacitance is *22* pF. This is way, way too high: on a 50 ohm input that's a critical frequency of ~150 MHz.
Switches designed for USB (like the FSUSB46) have on capacitances more like 4 pF, leading to a bandwidth of well greater than 480 MHz.
This design will work... some of the time. Probably mainly with short USB cables and devices that are well within USB spec. Definitely with low-speed USB devices. But high-speed USB devices could easily struggle since you're probably tacking on at least ~6 dB of attenuation.
At 4 July 2012, 8:01:53 user George Karkalis wrote: [reply @ George Karkalis]
Nice app,useful and educational if I may say so!
HOT in heaven!