Publication of PCBIDB and PCBID V2.0 Specifications 3rd draft

The third draft of PCBID V2.0 is already published. It includes a complete revision of the specifications, with major changes that break compatibility of previous versions and external tools that worked under the previous specifications. The changes include changing the character set to one that is easier to read, removal of the use of the tilde which was confusing, and numerous clarifications to the original text.

The specifications are available in the PCBID Specifications repository. These new specifications are still a draft and new changes can be added, the repository is open to receive issues with proposals for improvement.

In accordance with these changes, the external toolset PCBID Tools repository has been updated, although only one of the tools included in this repository meets the current specifications. New changes will be included in the future.

The sketch of the PCBIDB website (previously known as PCBDB) has also been published online. In this phase of development it is only a draft without functionality, but it serves to get an idea of the service provided. This is the world’s first open source PCB database, a website where you can find all the documentation and change logs for electronic projects using only the PCBID number printed on each PCB!

Publication of PCBID Tools and PCBID V2 Specifications 2nd draft

The second draft of the PCBID V2 Specifications has been published. Among other changes it simplifies the handling of files and adds technical details. The specifications are available in the PCBID Specifications repository. These new specifications are still a draft and new changes can be added, the repository is open to receive issues with proposals for improvement.

Based on this second draft, the external toolkit that allows the generation of PCBID numbering has also been published. It can be found in the PCBID Tools repository. At the moment two tools for the management of PCBID are included, new tools can be added to this repository later.

This is a further step towards the implementation of PCBDB, which will allow from a PCBID number access to all traceability events, history of changes, documentation and other related information of the project.