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

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

There are other textual inscriptions on the PCBs but they are of less importance for the documentation of my projects.


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