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The circuit is based off the AD8495 chip by Analog Devices. This chip was a simple yet full featured chip with a small footprint, making it ideal for what I wanted the circuit to do. The first step was to design the circuit, identify components, and draw up a schematic.
I ordered to board via Laen's PCB batch order (http://dorkbotpdx.org/wiki/pcb_order), which I found to be amazing in every respect. Not only are the boards top notch, the turn time is about the same as most of the other prototype fabs I've used. And the price can't be beat - especially for small boards. I've placed the order for the fan controller and aero controller boards with him already, and I encourage anyone that wants a PCB fabbed to try it!
After I got to board back, I soldered it up, John attached the connectors, and tested it. There was one problem with one of the channels, an offset voltage. Turns out one of the Vref pins had not been soldered. Everything works great now, and the last thing we need to do it pot the board in the case.
|The connectors are much bigger and heavier than the board itself...|