Radio panel design files

The design files and documentation on this page are published for free download under the CERN Open Hardware License OHL version 1.2 

Common to all schematics and PCB layouts

KiCAD 5.0 mcp_panel symbol library with all the custom schematic symbols used in the schematics on this page. You need this only if you want to open the source schematics below in KiCAD. There is also a PDF variant of all the KiCAD schematics and layouts.

KiCAD mcp_panel layout footprint library with all custom layout footprints used in the PCB layouts on this page.  You need this only if you want to open the source PCB layouts below in KiCAD.

Universal B737 COM/NAV/ADF radio panel with 5×2 mm rectangle LEDS (tested)

KiCAD 5.0 schematic  (PDF)

KiCAD 5.0 PCB layout (PDF)

Gerber files (can be uploaded to a PCB manufacturer, see the instruction at the bottom of this page)

Interactive Bill of Materials (page takes some time to load)

SimVim configuration file (save as data.cfg file in X-Plane SimVim plugin directory)

Universal B737 COM/NAV/ADF radio panel with yellow 7.05 x 1.8 rectangle LEDs
(NOT tested yet, use at own risk)

Uses the same schematic as above, only the LEDs above the frequency band switches have been rotated 90 degrees so that OSY5JA7234B LEDs can be used.

KiCAD 5.0 PCB layout (PDF)

Gerber files (can be uploaded to a PCB manufacturer)

Interactive Bill of Materials (page takes some time to load)

Same SimVim configuration file as above

Revision 1.0 radio backplane design (tested)

NOTE that the revision 1.0 backplane uses almost all pins of the connected Arduino Mega, while SimVim doesn’t support multiple Arduino’s, so other systems of the cockpit must be interfaced in a different way when using this prototype rev1.0 backplane.

A new rev2.0 backplane and matching Arduino shield under development can be used with the same radio panels, but use more multiplexers so that also the First Officer ADF panel can be connected and other cockpit systems (MCP, 2 x EFIS, 2 x FMC, MIP) can be interfaced to X-Plane with the same Arduino.

KiCAD 5.0 schematic (PDF)

KiCAD 5.0 PCB layout (PDF)

Gerber files (can be uploaded to a PCB manufacturer)

Interactive Bill of Materials (page takes some time to load)

SimVim configuration file using 3 radio panels and the revision 1.0 backplane for B737 MCP functions

SimVim ‘MCP on radios’ configuration file (save as data.cfg file in X-Plane SimVim plugin directory)

 

 

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