A few weeks I ordered my pcb's at pcbway.com. They have a good price for the boards, components and mounting the smd components. But unfortunately, my footprints went wrong again:
I had the wrong footprint
and I did not notify that. Luckily pcbway first checks if everything will fit so they did not spoil any components yet. I had to redesign the board so the RAM chip would fit. Then I submitted the modified board and something strange happened: suddenly the board was too large for the special offer: although I only replaced the RAM footprint, pcbway mentioned that the board was 0,4 cm too large for the special offer. As I had enough room to trim the board, I did so. Due to the new footprint they also needed to make a new stencil.
To avoid paying import duties (the price went up because of the second run) I asked them to ship the boards with China Post. Bad luck, they just shipped them with DHL. And DHL always makes sure that I have to pay my import duties
But the boards look nice and I am going to build one in the next couple of days...
My next step will be ordering the EEPROMS and the voltage regulators so I can program those EEPROMS and the CPLD.
To be continued....