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Looking for PCB component info.
show user profile  FX
I've been hired by some bitcoin mining guys developing a new ASIC chip for a board similar to this...information on the board is very hard to find, I've spent hours searching and sending messages to members of bitcoin forums, but yet to receive a reply.

It's very much in design/concept stage, so they don't have an actual board to play with yet.




Does anyone with the "technical" knowledge of mo-bo's recognize any of the components on the board ?.... hopefully these will be generic and recognizable.

There's a ton of models on 3Dcontent central...

http://www.3dcontentcentral.com/Default.aspx


...but I don't really know what to search for.

I'd love to be able to read all the text on top of the microchips but it's too damn blurry.

The brief is is to come up with a board that looks realistic, but it doesn't have to be a 100% replica.
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10/5/2014 11:12:04 AM (last edit: 10/5/2014 11:28:53 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
http://www.reddit.com/r/whatisthisthing/

This guy might know as it's his avatar
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2RhM9mmavaw429idxMQvjA


Edit, I work with two PCB designers, I can ask tomorrow if you like.


Click here to send me an emailClick here to visit my websiteClick here to visit my photo gallery on Flickr

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10/5/2014 11:30:40 AM (last edit: 10/5/2014 11:38:31 AM)
show user profile  FX
Cheers Nik, I *think* I managed to post on Reddit, that sites layout looks awful through the eyes of a hangover :/


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10/5/2014 12:12:52 PM (last edit: 10/5/2014 12:12:52 PM)
show user profile  FX
Think I just about got it, this is half the board, just a bit more text and detail to add then going to displace some detail/channels in the board and move some of the detail to texture, currently it's all modeled.





Will still probably be making a realistic version at some point, so could do with accurate info.... these things take bloody ages to make...:)



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10/5/2014 5:49:28 PM (last edit: 10/5/2014 5:50:18 PM)
show user profile  FX
edit: moved to SWAYWO
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10/5/2014 7:48:01 PM (last edit: 10/5/2014 7:54:56 PM)
show user profile  c0
Scroll down to almost the bottom of the page for extra large close ups.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=641998.0;all

The components you circled are part of a DC/DC converter.


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10/8/2014 11:23:48 AM (last edit: 10/8/2014 11:23:48 AM)
show user profile  FX
Cheers c0, yeah that page was my main source of ref, I figured the one I circled with "1" was some kind of crystal oscillator and the copper thing didn't matter as I modeled it close enough.
Clients happy with what I've done so I stopped researching :)

thanks anyway.
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10/8/2014 11:52:14 AM (last edit: 10/8/2014 11:52:14 AM)
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