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11/30/2010 Note #4 PCB Prototype

The PCB for the prototype DI-145 has been received and partially assembled. Time for our first snag: We've been trying for weeks to secure samples of the Atmel processor that forms the heart of the instrument. We finally found a source, but not in the package format that the PCB has been designed to accommodate. That means that the tech responsible for board assembly needs to perform a fancy bit of soldering to mate the processor to board, but he's very good and up to the challenge. The processors are due in on Friday, December 3, so the week of December 5 will be eventful as we attempt to breathe life into the first DI-145.

DI-145 Product Page: http://www.dataq.com/products/di-145/index.html.