I thought an application specific keyboard would be handy for an app like
this, especially if it could be user configurable with LCD buttons!



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Igor Gmitrovic [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2002 11:42 PM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Fastest possible Protel system (LATEST)
>
>
> Brian,
>
> my bit to you is:
>
> 1. Use dual digital interface video card with LCD monitors. You
> will be able to work longer ours. Apparently you will need that.
> You don't need many colours, so colour processing speed is not an
> issue. You want stable image and no flicker.
>
> 2. M/B with 266MHz or higher memory bus speed. QDR is a
> relatively new thing and therefore insufficiently tested. It's up
> to you. If it works, then you are one up.
>
> 3. ATA166 hard disk. Work localy, save on the network. Buy the
> time you get to SCSI through the PCI there are no speed benefits.
> SCSI on board would help, but with the 166 MHz speed on you IDE
> bus, do you need SCSI? Latest IDE drives are sufficiently reliable.
>
> 4. Protel needs number machine, so I say use dual AMD. They need
> lot of cooling, make sure you have additional fans or, if you
> want to go fancy, you could install solid state coolers or liquid
> cooling. They NEED more cooling.
>
> 5. Logitech optical cordless wheel ergonomic mouse. Taste the freedom.
>
> BTW, I am right handed, so push mouse around with my right hand.
> Therefoere need Home, Page up and other keys on the left side of
> the K/B. Anyone seen something like that?
>
> Igor
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Guralnick [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Wednesday, 24 July 2002 12:36 PM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: [PEDA] Fastest possible Protel system (LATEST)
>
>
> Here is what I gathered so far:
>
> #1.  Use only a consumer grade NVIDIA based GF3, or GF4.  With
> Protel's auto-pan problem, which differs from video card to video
> card, I can't even be sure that the work station grade NVIDIA
> cards will not create any unforeseen auto-pan problems.
>
> #2.  Use 'only' Win2K Professional.  The earlier M$ os's are
> useless & WinXP has been demonstrated to have some minor questionable
> issues with P99SE.
>
> #3.  Dual processors seem to run fine with Protel, and may help
> the system run with a better consistent pace.
>
> #4.  Avoid using Postscript printers, or, if have a postscript
> printer which can be used in a HP emulated laser printer mode, it
> will probably be to your advantage to run it in this mode with Protel.
>
> #5.  Use Win2K's generic mouse driver instead of the fancy ones
> which come with most Logitech mice.
>
> #6.  More ram, the better.  2GB with a 3GB swapfile should make
> the system run as smooth as possible.  Remember, my PCB has around
> 10K nets.
>
> Any corrections?  Any additions, clear obvious items which I may
> have missed?
>
>
> So far, I have yet to hear any real Protel speed issues comparing
> "dual AMD" VS "dual Intel".
> Also, if I were to go with Intel, should I go DDR, or QDR.
>
> Remember, I did say "fastest possible Protel system".  Also, it
> should have the least possible problems.
>
>
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