I use the gumstix with the 60 pin connector plugged into my custom
board. For a while I was also using a flex printed circuit I designed to
jumper from the top of the gumstix (on the pads of a demounted MMC
connector) to a 10 pin 0.5mm FPC connector on my lower board. That ended
up being kind of a pain though, so we redesigned our case to work with
the MMC connector on top of the gumstix.
If I were you and wanted to use the connex and the 60 pin, I would
design a little board to stack onto the connex plug and bring the wires
over to the right or left of the gumstix. It could be flex and go into
an FPC connector, or it could be rigid and go to some kind of stacking
connector down to your mainboard.
Or you could stabilize your three board stack with judiciously places
shims and adhesive.
jc Carroll wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have the difficult task to mount a gumstix to a custom base board. As
> long as there is only one of the 2 available hirsose sockets in use it
> is not such a big problem, but we will need both connectors.
> Did anyone solve this kind of a problem. I don't want to have such a
> sandwich where there are 3 boards stacked on top of each other (it is
> way to unstable).
> I could see a short flexprint with 2 hirose on each end being connected
> with the gumstix and the base board.
> Is such a solution maybe already planed?
> Thanks for your thoughts
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