Re: [PEDA] Warning to DXP Users re P99SE files

2002-09-19 Thread mariusrf
some programs give you a choice after installation , in the form of a dialog box asking you IF you want file type .xxx to be associated with this program . IF you click yes, then windows will remember that file type as being associated with the new program, if you click no, that file type will

Re: [PEDA] Shazam Gollie! - SP7 Committe

2002-09-11 Thread mariusrf
even if some code was the same it doesn't mean the bug fix would be the same . Sometimes a quick fix is modifying other portions of the software than the faulty one, maybe even not knowing where the fault is , just patch something until it works. For example, something hangs, we don't know why,

Re: [PEDA] Board Shops with Online Quotes ?

2002-09-11 Thread mariusrf
I've had very good results with www.pcbexpress.com for small quantities or protos . They don't charge tooling , also no electrical test for less than 20pcs protos . 3 days 4 layers no soldermask , ALWAYS (and I mean always) on time with zero problems. 4 days 4 layers LPI soldermask +silkscreen

Re: [PEDA] KLUNK! - Whats wrong with this picture.

2002-09-07 Thread mariusrf
- Original Message - From: Tony Karavidas [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: 'Protel EDA Forum' [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, September 07, 2002 1:07 PM Subject: Re: [PEDA] KLUNK! - Whats wrong with this picture. Hi Joe, I looked at the dates because your comment sparked interest. The older

Re: [PEDA] Will ATS kill Altium?

2002-08-30 Thread mariusrf
there's always a next victim, plenty of Enrons or Barings in the world to chose from (anyone remember _that_ one? ). What concerns me is the little victims, who get squeezed somewhere in the middle. Management gets record paychecks and benefits, companies file chapter 11 , shareholders get

Re: [PEDA] [OT-RANT] SCSI v IDE IBM Deathstars (was Protel vs. DirectCD)

2002-08-28 Thread mariusrf
- Original Message - From: Bagotronix Tech Support [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Protel EDA Forum [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2002 11:52 AM Subject: Re: [PEDA] SCSI v IDE IBM Deathstars (was Protel vs. DirectCD) You dont need an RTOS to sustain 2-4KB/sec to a storage

Re: [PEDA] SCSI v IDE IBM Deathstars (was Protel vs. DirectCD)

2002-08-28 Thread mariusrf
HP SCSI scanner cards were notorious for their compatibility problems. And for the fact that HP was dropping driver support as soon as they could, by just phasing out the product although the OS versions were still being sold. I remember a Symbios SCSI card myself which contributed to some white

Re: [PEDA] Protel vs. DirectCD

2002-08-27 Thread mariusrf
if you Google rec.video.desktop you will see the vast majority of people had problems with roxio and switched to ahead nero for cd burning . directcd and easy cd creator historically had tons of issues with the most diverse pc configurations . Matt Tudor , MSEE

Re: [PEDA] DXP Newsgroup

2002-08-12 Thread mariusrf
probably they don't want regular 99se users to see all dxp problems which are going to surface . they might assume that most 99se (or older versions) users are like you and me, busy working, and have no time to subscribe to a gazillion different lists. Therefore all DXP problems would become

Re: [PEDA] PCB houses

2002-07-30 Thread mariusrf
I don't have a real answer here so perhaps it would be wiser to keep quiet but maybe there's a reason this company is called Enigma ??? ;) Like in making their specs top secret even for customers? Best Regards, Matt Tudor , MSEE http://www.gigahertzelectronics.com - Original Message -

Re: [PEDA] LCD screens WAS: Hardware questions (upgrade time - yuk!)

2002-07-15 Thread mariusrf
the only reason for which I'd ever change a screen resolution would be to _increase_ it. I don't need menus and toolbars to take half of my screen area at low resolutions. I always run the highest res the screen supports. Talking of laptops, is anybody running Protel on 1600x1200 resolution

Re: [PEDA] Hardware questions (upgrade time - yuk!)

2002-07-13 Thread mariusrf
I'm using 2 17 LCD's at 1280x1024 each, with a dual head card. I wouldn't go back to a CRT . 17 LCd's can be had for little money now, paid $1000 for both months ago. All things considered, the 2 lcd's give me more viewing area for the money, more resolution , take less desk space and are sharper

Re: [PEDA] Acrobat 5 on Schematics

2002-07-11 Thread mariusrf
I've seen this too , although in a weird variation. Just some of the letters would disappear , so the words had holes . I had to change the font type to make this go away - Original Message - From: Brian Guralnick [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Protel EDA Forum [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday,

Re: [PEDA] OS bugs WAS: Problems with schematic annotate function.

2002-07-05 Thread mariusrf
to upgrade or not to upgrade, this is the question ;-) seriously, why should I upgrade? I will consider a next upgrade only when there is new software to warrant it. Meaning with so many new USEFUL features that it'll increase my productivity or will make new tasks a lot more doable . This is

Re: [PEDA] OS bugs WAS: Problems with schematic annotate function.

2002-07-05 Thread mariusrf
not to forget _reliability_. I want a tool that I don't need to fix all the time .That costs me more money than anything else . I would be very upset if my car stalled on a busy highway. I would be upset if my supplier didn't finish my boards on time. I would be upset if my accountant didn't do

Re: [PEDA] OS bugs WAS: Problems with schematic annotate function.

2002-07-05 Thread mariusrf
machines. It's only the stupid PowerPCB type dongle expirations that prevent you from going on year after year. -Original Message- From: mariusrf [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Friday, July 05, 2002 11:32 AM To: Protel EDA Forum Subject: Re: [PEDA] OS bugs WAS: Problems

Re: [PEDA] SPICE sim question

2002-07-03 Thread mariusrf
most of the time the schematic portions which warrant accurate simulations can be reduced and modelled before running any simulation. For example reduce differential to single ended stages . Due to lack of accurate detailed models for specific parts, I just use generic models most of the time and

Re: [PEDA] SPICE sim question

2002-07-02 Thread mariusrf
That probably was exactly her point. While good engineers simulate _critical_ portions of their designs (should such portions exist in that particular design) , there's no need to simulate the whole schematic. Moreover, you stated that with experience you learn to recognize which portions merit

Re: [PEDA] AW: SPICE sim question

2002-07-02 Thread mariusrf
no, or not always, or not anymore ;) -first of all, the 1% and 5% being tolerances , are usually specified either at standard temperature (like 25deg C) , or across temperature range. IF the specs are at 25deg C , they don't imply any kind of temperature performance . There will be no

Re: [PEDA] SPICE sim question

2002-07-02 Thread mariusrf
I still have memories of some analog switching done with bipolars , only using reverse saturation (collector reversed with emmitter - picture a npn with the emmitter tied at a more positive potential than the collector) . The trick was yielding lower Uce in saturation. Lots of people were quick

Re: [PEDA] SPICE sim question

2002-07-02 Thread mariusrf
, mariusrf said: I still have memories of some analog switching done with bipolars , only using reverse saturation (collector reversed with emmitter - picture a npn with the emmitter tied at a more positive potential than the collector) . The trick was yielding lower Uce in saturation. Lots