[SI-LIST] Re: Layout service recommendations


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From: "Martin Euredjian" <martin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <si-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2002 2:57 PM
Subject: [SI-LIST] Layout service recommendations


>
> Being almost ready to go to layout I've been thinking about the issues of
> sending a design out to a service bureau instead of doing it in-house.
> Unless you work for a large corporation (I don't) you might not have
access
> to the $100K+ EDA tools and support infrastructure (budget, bodies,
> equipment, etc.) you might need to produce good designs that work "out of
> the box".
>
> My particular design is a small 5x7 in board that has a 1.5Gb/s front end
> which gets deserialized and fed into FPGA's etc.  Most internal
frequencies
> are in the 100 to 200 MHz range, with wide busses.
>
> Is it reasonable to assume that a good layout service can get this right
the
> first time?  What should one look for?  Are there any rules-of-thumb in
> terms of cost?  What guarantees should one demand?  What should be the
> hand-off process?  What's the best way to assure success?
>
> Much like the list of recommended PCB houses, it might be nice to assemble
a
> list of high-speed-capable layout service houses.  I'll volunteer to
compile
> and post to this list.
>
> Thank you,
>
>
> ===============================
>  Martin Euredjian
>   eCinema Systems, Inc.
>        voice: 661-305-9320
>        fax:   661-775-4876
>   martin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>   www.ecinemasys.com
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>
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