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yar
Contributor III

Hello,

I looked i.MX28 datasheet. Specified in the datasheet diameter of pin 0.35min - 0.45max.

For better PCB routing cabling should I use size 0.35. Is it possible to use this diameter (0.35) without problem?.

Thanks.

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JorgeRama_rezRi
NXP Employee
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Hi Yar and Manuel,

In the EVK we use 0.3mm pads with a 0.8mm pitch. The attached word doc shows the characteristics and definition.

Best regards.

Jorge.

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JorgeRama_rezRi
NXP Employee
NXP Employee

Hi Yar and Manuel,

In the EVK we use 0.3mm pads with a 0.8mm pitch. The attached word doc shows the characteristics and definition.

Best regards.

Jorge.

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yar
Contributor III

Thanks for detail answer.

I still have one question. Can you recommend 4 layer PCB stack-up parameters.

  • Top Layer Core height.
  • Mid Layer Prepreg height.
  • Bottom Layer Core height.

Thanks.

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EgleTeam
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Hi,

With trace/width of 4/4mil or 5/5mil you would get around 100ohm differential impedance and 60ohm single-ended impedande using an equivalent height on each prepeg or core that separate outer layers from inner layers, I mean: 4mil for 4/4mil and 5mil for 5/5mil. That, as long as outer layers copper height be 0.7mil (18um) and taking Er as 4,2 or 4,3 (200Mhz). You can use free "Saturn PCB Design" tool to build your own stack-up: is not the best tool in the world but is free. Google it.

Our first design had only 4 layers (signal-gnd-pwr-signal) and still working. However I strongly recommend you to evaluate to use at least 6 layers. Reasons:

* PDN is poor with 4 layer.

* You will spend a lot of time routing the DDR.

* It is very difficult to achieve 100ohm differential / 50ohm single-ended.

* It is very difficult that no DDR net cross different power planes.

* It is not possible to fan-out all the nets of the processor.

* So on...

Good luck!

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EgleTeam
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Hi yar,

I think you're are talking about the diameter of the ball rather the diameter of the pad to use in PCB. We have a design with 12mil of pad diameter (aprox. 0.3mm) and works fine. I seem to remember that Freescale also used 12mil pads in the iMX28EVK: perhaps someone could confirm.

Best regards,

Manuel.