MEP EP#317: When an Alien Craps

Podcast Notes

Autodesk Eagle DRC Problems

  • Via in Pad Detection
  • Is there a EDA tool that actually detects this?
    • Diptrace
    • Eagle
    • Altium
  • FAB3000
    • MacroFab’s Internal tool set does not
  • What do we do about this as Engineers?
    • Write our own tools of course!

Datasheet and Schematic Woes

  • TI CD4053
  • The actual function of the chip was just not in the datasheet
  • One typo made the datasheet unusable
    • Old datasheets strikes again!
    • This has been fixed sort of
  • What matters when you read a datasheet?

Special thanks to whixr over at Tymkrs for the intro and outro!