I have been looking for an alternative to the traditional Olimex ICD 100 mil pitch Molex connector. A 2mm pitch or smaller would save board space. I was put off by the mating cycle specs. The spec is 30 maximum. I went back and looked at the spec for the original Molex connector and it is also 30 maximum. They are a lot more durable than that so the smaller connectors should be better than 30 if you dont bend the pins. I use 2mm pitch connectors for the Xilinx Pod and TI JTAG pod without any problems. Going as small as 1.27mm is possible.
I have a customer who spec's the project and as usual cost is a driving factor. The VNC2 mets the cost factor and performance. I am sure that FTDI will fix their compiler issues. They just have to get the right programmers on the code.
[quote author="arhi"]200x magnification 1600x1200 pixels ... not sure I like it too much for 110$ ... it is "nice and tiny" but then I'd rather go with cheaper 400x Veho VMS-004 .. I just need to find store that will ship to this stupid country... [/quote]
I have one like the Veho VMS-004. It works pretty good but the stand is worthless. I got a clamp and mounted it on a desktop tripod.
I am used to using a stereo microscope so I only use it for inspection or photos.
I'm trying really hard to like Eagle, but I find that I'm fighting the software about 1/2 the time. I'm sure that once I've got some more experience under my belt it will be fine!
I'm working on a schematic now, and I can't seem to get 'Names' to appear on my nets. For example, I add a wire to an IC pin, and then give the wire a name, but the name does not show up on the schematic. 'Names' is enabled under display/layers with a gray color. I can't seem to find anywhere else to turn net names on/off.
Right click on the net. In the popup menu click on label. Position the label where you want it and left click on the position.
I was digging in my Eagle Projects files and found that I had a schematic and board for the ObdDiag.Net OBD-II ELM327 compatible AllPro adapter with USB. The version I have sch and bd files for is the previous version with the Freescale chips.
I just bought a 2010 BMW G650GS motorcycle and it has an onboard computer that uses the CAN bus. There are a couple of companies that sell OBD interfaces to connect to it's computer but they are expensive. I have considered building an interface but you have to have good documentation on the codes and results which I am not sure is available.
In the past I have used the ELM-320 chip in a project for my Ford truck. ELM is a small developer trying to make a living and I do not support hacking his products.
Elm has a lot of examples for use of his chips. A lot of the hassle is in the actual interface to the vehicle computer.
I ran across OBD-DIAG which has some interesting hardware available. They have simulators so that you dont need to have a bunch of cars or computers.