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Hi there , my project is finished and i need some advices ..
i need a custom PCB for
1)Arduino mega 2560
2) ethernet W5100
3) Ds1307
, i need one piece of PCB with all of there embedded , i am tottaly noob to this i never design a pcb before

what program should i work  to create it?
is there any other ready PCB schematic that includes those 3 components?
Should i take the eagle files of MEGA and W5100 shield and work with them?
The companies that make PCB can import the smds as well?
Basically i need 3 units for test and 50 if things goes well
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i am tottaly noob to this i never design a pcb before
That is an pretty complex project for a beginner...

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Should i take the eagle files of MEGA and W5100 shield and work with them?
Yes. (or see below.)   In that case, you'll need Eagle.  A paid version of Eagle, since the MEGA board is larger than the maximum size that the free version will do.

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is there any other ready PCB schematic that includes those 3 components?
http://www.freetronics.com/collections/arduino/products/ethermega-arduino-mega-2560-compatible-with-onboard-ethernet
has 2560 and ethernet.  You'd have to add the time chip.

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i need one piece of PCB with all of there embedded  ... 3 units for test and 50 if things goes well
Why?  Part of the point of a shield-based environment is that you can kludge together a multi-board demo, a lot quicker and cheaper than designing a custom PCB.

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The companies that make PCB can import the smds as well?
You mean do the assembly for you?  Some of them can.
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 CrossRoads could do the board design for you, for a fee. He has done a lot of Arduino variations, and they all look nice IMHO.
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Hi,
I just built my first custom Arduino variant. I'm just in the testing process but when its done, it will be open hardware PCB.
Layouts are done in Kicad, I get my boards done at Seed-studio. $10 for 10 boards (+delivery)

I like the MEGA1284, it has an extra 8K ram than the MEGA2560 and a smaller footprint.

Writeup and pictures are in the forum at...
http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?PHPSESSID=oekb7ohj9ca0cjcmgngcf13du7&topic=169025.msg1257552#msg1257552

I also needed a board similar to what you require and ended up making my own. Quite a fun exercise and educational smiley
Here is a picture....


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Hi,
I just built my first custom Arduino variant. I'm just in the testing process but when its done, it will be open hardware PCB.
Layouts are done in Kicad, I get my boards done at Seed-studio. $10 for 10 boards (+delivery)

I like the MEGA1284, it has an extra 8K ram than the MEGA2560 and a smaller footprint.

Writeup and pictures are in the forum at...
http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?PHPSESSID=oekb7ohj9ca0cjcmgngcf13du7&topic=169025.msg1257552#msg1257552

I also needed a board similar to what you require and ended up making my own. Quite a fun exercise and educational smiley
Here is a picture....


Oh my god!! thats fantastic , can i have one?
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