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Okay to place components under Compute Module?

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:31 pm
by thunderfoot
Hi, I have a project in the works that incorporates the CM3, so far it has been a great choice.

I was wondering what the best practice is regarding the placement of components on a custom carrier PCB "underneath" the CM3? I see for example on the official CMIO board there are a few resistors there, but would it be okay to place an IC under there, such as a LAN9512?

I believe about 2.8mm of space is available under a CM3, and a LAN9512 is 1mm in height. Would this then be fine, or could you see potential interference issues with placing a sensitive IC such as this so close to the CM3?

Thanks!

Re: Okay to place components under Compute Module?

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:36 pm
by mic_s
The problem is the Power Dissipation of your LAN9514.
( typical nearly 1 W when 100BASE-TX )

Re: Okay to place components under Compute Module?

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:46 am
by thunderfoot
Thanks mic_s, that's a good point for a power hungry component such as LAN9512/4.