Microelectronics | System Design PCB Encoding

Synopsis

In order to have a comprehendable and predictable classification of all the x86 hardware that I plan to construct over the time, I started with an encoding system that will be present on each and every PCB that I will design. I am detailing these codes below for documentation purposes.

Hardware

The x86 hardware printed circuit board encoding system is listed below.

SYSTEM DESIGN PCB ENCODING
HardwareSystem Design IDDesignatorClassModelExample
System Backplane2486SBP001-992486-SBP-001
Single Board Microcomputer2486SBMC101-992486-SBMC-101
Video Display Controller2486VDC201-992486-VDC-201
I/O Interface2486IOIF301-992486-IOIF-301
Audio Interface2486AIF401-992486-AIF-401
Network Interface2486NIF501-992486-NIF-501
Miscellaneous Interfaces2486XYZIF901-992486-SVIF-901

Memory

The single inline memory module printed circuit board encoding system is listed below.

SIMM PCB ENCODING
HardwareSystem Design IDDesignatorCapacityPinsExample
Memory2486SIMM4 (Mb)302486-SIMM-430

Miscellaneous

The date codes are printed using the week first and year last format (WW.YY).
There are other textual inscriptions on the printed circuit boards but they are of less importance for documentation purposes.


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