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Re: Symbol library for FTDI chips


It would be good to look at all schematic and footprint libraries as many are wrong or basic shapes are missing. For example the vertical TO-220 footprint has a rather unusual pinout numbering that screws things up and many symbols come with no pin mumbers so they don't associate and the netlist info is missing. The problem is even if I correct this it reverts back later. You can have the best software you like but if the connections are all coming out wrong no one will want to use it.


On 06/11/2012 01:08, Alex G. wrote:
I've recently started working on a symbol library for FTDI chips. I'm
not sure if there is anyone already working on this or not. I do know
we have a few older FTDI symbols in interface.lib, but nothing recent.

My goal is to have symbols that have the same pin arrangement as and
and look consistent with the symbols in the FTDI datasheets.

I've created a branch here:

I would like to ask interested people to have a look at the library
and give me feedback. I'm certain some of you could tell me "Alex, you
idiot, you're doing _this_ wrong".

I'm looking forward to hearing some fresh ideas.


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