Data Acquisition

I need a PCB designed, that takes a straightforward

"system on a chip" type intel 386 compatible processor,

and also place some high speed A/D IC and glue logic together.

The A/D can talk to the CPU via PCI or any other extremely highspeed

method. data transfer has to be via DMA, into system RAM.

So using existing schematics, etc of systems with PCI bus, is

probably the way to do it.

The A/D will be in the 40 Million Samples / Second, this could

be one that does 40Ms/s or 2 that do 20Ms/s, etc.

A open source schematic of high speed A/D in operation is here:

[url removed, login to view]

There also needs to be a standard set of digital outputs,

and this can be integrated with the control logic that

would have to send out data to configure the A/D's.

So with the A/D unit(s) there also needs to be some highspeed

digital I/O, for not only configuring the A/D chips

(i.e. they need to have setting for sample rate, polar/bi-polar,

type of sampling, scaling, etc,) but also to have some digital

I/O to control some other future logic. This digital I/O would

of course be high speed as well, as it would essentially be

hooked close to the PCI bus, and its speed.

Since this project at this stage is a proof of concept, and what

is created will not be directly marketed, any opensource,schematics can be used for this with out any legal issues,

as this device will never be sold, its strictly for internal use and

proof of a concept, that later will involve a dedicated device

and re-design.

The PCB has to be a fully functioning computer that would

boot linux from a IDE drive (bus) as part of it, or if one prefers,

it can boot from USB drive. The PCB must also have a

ehternet 10/100 port. No monitor, keyboard, mouse, sound, etc

would be needed, the plan would be to boot it with a

copy of linux that would have drivers for the ethernet card,

detect it, and then allow access via network. The only other

device on the PCB that needs to get access is the A/D unit(s)

and the Digital I/O via PCI bus.

Also the networking could be achieved by just having

a slot on the PBC to the PC and put in a standard ethernet card

that way, if that is preferable to schematic'ing one on to the PCB.

The linux will have to be able to control the a/d units,

and get , for example, 40M s/s data over DMA and into RAM.

The PCB can have either DDR type ram sockets on it, or DDR ram

soldered right to it, since I would like to perhaps put

2 or more GB of ram on the PCB, perhaps it should just use a

typical memory controller logic and DDR ram slots, and allow expansion.

I am not sure what bios is available to use, but i have to assume

generic PCB board intel 386 compatable computer designed schematics

are out there for free, or provided by chip manufactures, like

AMD and intel (and VIA, etc) so one can work with their products.

the only real "new" work on this project is interfacing a

A/D unit(s) to the PCI bus and getting the data to the RAM of the

computer. As well as controlling Digital inputs/outputs.

It would probably be preferable to have a daughter card with the

A/D unit(s) on it, so the function of the computer

can be diagnosed independant of the A/D. So that if the

A/D circuit doesnt work, or is buggy, only it would have to be

re-etched, but the main computer part would be be isolated,

and not have to be fab'd.

Creating the computer part with a daughter card interface,

a IDE bus and a ethernet and PCI bus should be a standard

available schematic, and layout files out there,

again the real work comes in making a A/D unit to attach to it.

The quote would involve the following being provided:

1) final schematic and layout file for PCB to be etched

2) necessary documentation to back up the design, and essentaily

proof that it should work.

It would then be prefered that the designer also take delivery of

the fabricated product from a etch/solder shop, and assemble, and

install linux, check that ethernet is working and have connectivity,

as well as test for necessary data capture, in effect testing the

whole creation.

The quote would not include any material cost or fabrication cost.

The quote just needs to include:

1) design,

2) assembly of fab'd pcb, i.e. plug in i.e. pentium 4 PRocessor into

cpu socket, plug in ram, also mount pcb board to a typical housing,

for protection and workability.

3) write a small amount of code, probably in C (there is

A/D pci card open source code in linux kernel for talking with

other manufacturers pci based A/D boards, and working with

typical PCI data interface), and thus getting the A/D captured

data into the systems RAM.

This project could be divided into 3 seperate and paid for pieces,

upon each ones completion, i.e.

1) research, getting right components (i can aid in this).

2) design schematic and PCB layout file that a fab shop accepts

3) assemble and test

It also might be appropriate that two people work on this, one that

has more board level and PCB knowledge, and another with C/linux

device coding skills.

For a very experienced person who has done all this for others,

this might be less then 2 weeks of work, it could also be 3-4 weeks,

for a lesser experienced person.

I think it would be important, to assure good sucess in this project,

to acquire known working schematics, and pcb files for a working

PCB intel compatible system (with pci) and a schematic for

a a/d unit (i included a link to one above), and

have a good feeling that this is more about glueing together known

existing working technology then re-inventing the wheel.

I choose the ($1500-$5000) large budget setting but i don't

believe it should be nearly as high as $5000, nor is it necessarily

as low as 1500$, however a person who has essentailly already

done this kind of work, could easily do it for that, given its

just pulling from past work and experience.

And remember, all part cost and PCB fabbing, is covered,

and not to be included in the quote.

This type of project is very specialized, so i will mark it as

35 days, and then repost, i am not in a hurry, so this could make

some nice part time hobby work for someone, even a college student,


Kemahiran: Elektronik, Kejuruteraan

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( 4 ulasan ) toronto, Canada

ID Projek: #63638

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