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

Just change your buttons around on a normal keyboard & create a custom key-map.

Since it 4:00 am here, that's the best I could think of...

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tony Karavidas" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2002 3:29 AM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Fastest possible Protel system (LATEST)


> 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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> > Brian Guralnick
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> > Fax (514) 624-3631
> >
> >
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