4. Hardware Description

1. Mechanics

The Panel-Card uses rugged and inexpensive 0.1″ headers as bus connectors which facilitate prototyping. The Panel-Card can such be placed even on a standard 0.1" pitch breadboard.

The size of the Panel-Card's PCB and the location of its mounting holes is adapted to the mechanics of standard 93x70mm LCDs, so the Panel-Card can easily be mounted in any enclosure which is prepared for such LCDs.

The position of the connectors, the board outline and the active area of the display is symmetrical in both x- and y-direction. This makes up for a simple, straight forward and unequivocal relationship between these parts in order to achieve a replaceability and upgradeability for different combinations of base boards, CPU cards, and displays.