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K_F

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In limbo.. and bored !!!
« on: May 14, 2013, 06:03:41 AM »
Yup.. bored stiff.. waiting for results that I have no control over ..."£$£$%

Every website (masm 2) is 'IDLE' at the moment and has been for a while lately.

Has the world/galaxy stopped ??
Even the local flying clubs bloody aircraft have packed in... sheet.. does everything have to happen at once ?

figgit figgit
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Re: In limbo.. and bored !!!
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2013, 11:48:57 AM »
 :biggrin:

Van, take up a hobby, repaint the house, start running around the block, what ever it takes. Being a passive observer is a fast path to daytime television, senile decay and a heart attack.
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Re: In limbo.. and bored !!!
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2013, 09:06:36 AM »
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Ja.. you are right...  :t
.. I've managed to avoid home maintenance for a leetle bit - but won't escape it  :bgrin:

Generally in my 'self-employment'.. I've come to a point where i must make a decision on which 'EDA'
So I asked Cadence Orcad and Mentor Graphics to give me a quote on their EDAs.
I was particularly worried about my high speed lines.

Cadence.. well no reply... Mentor gave me 37K (ZAR) [3.5K USD]. I 'freaked' and asked them for 20K ZAR max.
They're stalling..

In the meantime I started KiCad, free Spice and Wings3D.. and find that these packages, together, do a lot more than I expected.
And it's for FREE ?? Not only that, I found the interface easier than Orcad ???
Within this 5 day working week, I've managed to re-create all my components, schematic, pcb and 3D.
Next week I must just redo the workflow.. and I'm back in business.

Yup.. a lot happier I am  :t
.. and not so bored anymore.. :idea:
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Re: In limbo.. and bored !!!
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2013, 01:13:17 AM »
Dave.. has Cadence Orcad gone 'under'.. no a single quip from them...

Anyway Mentor are taking an interest... any day now  :)
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Re: In limbo.. and bored !!!
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2013, 01:44:02 AM »
no surprise, there
they probably have a room-full of programmers - lol
orcad is "the big gun" - as far as i know, they are still in business

anyways, you mentioned all the files associated with the program
i believe those are definition files
for example, if you "grab" a 74175, you get a quad latch with inv/non-inv outputs, clock, and clear
the 74175 definition file describes that package with its' inputs and outputs
it would make sense to have several hundred of these types of files, i think
although, i suppose you could group them together in a large library

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Re: In limbo.. and bored !!!
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2013, 05:02:51 AM »
Funny.. not one whisper from Cadence.  :dazzled:

But the local guys from Mentor have given me a 64% discount....  :t  if you don't ask - you don't get  :biggrin:
I'm happy as a pig in sh...

While I'm awaiting delivery I've done a few 'overdue' household chores.. and even the wiff is happy  :icon_eek:

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