RS and Fairchild co-design evaluation boards in RS’ DesignSpark PCB format

April 03, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
RS Components and Fairchild Semiconductor have collaborated to create a set of complete reference designs for seven of Fairchild's evaluation boards, using the Open Source hardware style.

Through this collaboration, followers of DesignSpark have a new route to access technical information from Fairchild, enabling faster design times. Consisting of full circuit schematics and PCB layouts in the DesignSpark PCB format, these evaluation boards are now available for insertion as ready-made blocks - with full bill of materials (BOM), pre-populated with ordering data -directly into designs.

Engineers will be able to save design time be re-using the design examples. As a result, designers can rapidly introduce Fairchild technology with manufacturer's recommended hardware setup into new electronic products. Additionally, they can freely modify the designs to suit their specific design requirements. The reference designs are available to download from the RS website at;