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Taking the "Ahg!" out of making parts in Eagle.

Posted by: Dave Vandenbout in Blog Post 4 years, 6 months ago

A Perl Library for Making Eagle Parts

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Making footprints and schematic symbols are some of the more onerous parts of using Eagle. But most ICs are pretty similar: they're either DIPs, some type of leaded SMD, or BGAs. So I made a Perl library that lets me enter a simple text description of a chip and it will generate a footprint and symbol for me and link them together into a complete device.

As an example, consider the Microchip MCP48X1 DAC chips. Here's their pinout: <<more...>>

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"Phew! Just made it!"

Posted by: Dave Vandenbout in Blog Post 4 years, 6 months ago

I announced chapter 6 of "FPGAs?! Now What?" in March of 2012. Today, I'm "proud" to release chapter 7. I got it done in less than a year since the last one. Yay me! <<more...>>

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