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[aprssig] Documenting Interface - Trimble Placer 450 GPS

Ben Jackson ben at ben.com
Wed Aug 2 20:56:55 UTC 2006


On Wed, Aug 02, 2006 at 01:38:43PM -0700, scott at opentrac.org wrote:
> I use Eagle PCB, mostly.  The free version works great as long as your board
> isn't over a certain size.

Eagle is nice as long as it has the parts you're using in the packages
you want.  If it doesn't, the job becomes 5x more difficult, since laying
out one IC component can be as much work as making a whole board.  There
is a steep initial learning curve.

Besides the 100x80mm (about 4x3") board size limit, the freeware version
is for non-profit or hobby use only.  The cheapest license only removes
the non-profit limit.  It's at least $200 for a license that can handle
larger boards and more layers.

-- 
Ben Jackson AD7GD
<ben at ben.com>
http://www.ben.com/




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