Re: 56 pins (TM500/5000 and 5000 series scope plug-ins) and 76 pins (7000 series scope plug-ins) connectors
Designs are common enough, now with decent PCB programs and Chinese made boards abounding.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I have two of Dan Meeks' extenders, as well as a much earlier one that someone made. If I were to design one (and if I could find the connector, haven't looked too much), I'd be doing the IDC cable route.
That's what I did on some 7000 series extenders I made for myself, IDC cables. Those connectors for the 7000 series are about 7 to 8 dollars each. Naturally, you put on some LEDs.
Now with the IDC cables, and no coax, you can't use it for frequency checking, but the idea was to do functional testing and repair, not frequency test and alignment. Not in the market to try to make and sell these, but if you're determined enough for yourself, it can be done. Plugin end and module end each fit within the arbitrary 100 x 100 mm cheap board limit.
On 1/28/2020 7:53 PM, John Griessen wrote:
On 1/28/20 5:29 PM, Ke-Fong Lin wrote:my goal is not to sell kits.I have a design in pcb-rnd, which can maybe export to kicad, but pcb-rnd is a better FOSS ECAD tool