We are working on uploading the package information. WIll update this post as soon as the information is available.
The package mechanical specification is missing some critical details includung the ball numbering pattern and the pad coordinate table.
Are there any plans for updating this drawing with the ball positions and the ball numbering pattern or even with a recommended footprint?
ruffy91 - Intel has posted the Galileo artwork in the form of the Cadence Allegro Board File (.BRD format file). There is a free tool that can be downloaded from Cadence called the "Allegro Free Viewer". (Use that as the search term in Google to find it's download site). The free viewer can be used to view the six layer layout of the Galileo board. It is also possible to use the free viewer to extract a lot of useful information as well. By using the Find Filter set to Pins and then selecting all of the pins of the Quark chip using the Info command you can get an ASCII listing of all the Quark BGA pins.
I have done the above described extraction and gathered all the assorted Quark pads / footprint locations into a spreadsheet file. If I can figure out how to post such file here I can share it for anyone interested. Maybe someone else has an idea about posting the file here.
I have been wondering this too as I have a design in mind already for a product I'd like to release.
I didn't realise there was a free version of the software, so going to have a look in to this over the next couple of days.
Is a 6 layer board the only viable way forward for a breakout, or would it be possible to use fewer layers? (Just throwing it out there to try and keep board costs down).
I'm guessing the best route would be a fab house or similar would be best?
I've also noticed that Intel have a board layout tool. Again haven't gone too deeply in to this side yet as have only had the board for a brief amount of time.
Looking like a fantastic addition to the open source market.
Can't wait to see some of the products/projects that will come from this!