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Re: KiCAD SPICE Library


Otavio is correct.  Unless manufacturer's decide to start licensing
their spice models under a license that is compatible with our library
license[1] or we create our own clean room versions, there is no way
this is going to happen.  Unfortunately, you are just now discovering an
issue that has plagued electronics designer since the beginning of
electronics design.  I don't see component manufacturers changing their
way of thinking on this any time soon.



[1]: http://www.kicad-pcb.org/libraries/license/

On 8/9/19 7:54 AM, Otavio Augusto Gomes wrote:
> Hi,
> Turns out there are licensing / patents issues which do not allow the
> distribution of the manufacturers models integrated with KiCad. This
> thread can help you
> https://forum.kicad.info/t/kicad-ngspice-github-repository/13878/9
> Regards
> On Fri, Aug 9, 2019 at 8:36 AM Gonçalo Pereira
> <goncalo_pereira@xxxxxxxxxx <mailto:goncalo_pereira@xxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
>     Hello,
>     I would like to throw in a idea to catch opinions.
>     What do you think of including SPICE models in KiCAD libraries?
>     That would be not straight forward since sometimes there's more than
>     one component variant and so on but in my opinion would make SPICE
>     simulation much more straightforward.
>     I would like to help implement this if it is considered a good idea.
>     Best regards,
>     Gonçalo Pereira
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