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kbrooking

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Integrating mcModules into schematic designs
« on: November 15, 2017, 09:52:32 am »
Iím looking into doing my own design for my sensors and have a question Iím hoping your engineers can get me started.

When Iím using a software tool like Eagle cad to design my sensor schematic, how do I go about integrating the mcModule into the schematic so that it shows up in the gerber files and is included in the BOM.

For example, there are library files on the internet that allow you to import the Arduino MCU into Eagle CAD and then you are able to select that component and drop it into your schematic, which is then included in the BOM and board layout.

Is there a way to do the same for the mcModules?

I have found manufacturers on the internet that will build your prototype design if you submit the gerber files but, Iím just wondering how do I get the mcModule included into those files.

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Re: Integrating mcModules into schematic designs
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 12:21:18 pm »
The module footprint and pin assignments are in the mcMod120 Product Specification which can be downloaded here:

https://www.mcthings.com/wp-content/uploads/files/mcModule120/mcMod120-Product-Specification.pdf

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Re: Integrating mcModules into schematic designs
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2017, 10:06:53 am »
Yes, but how would I be able to get that into a PCB Design & Schematic Software such as Egale CAD.

I just started using this type of software so, I'm not aware of all the features they offer. Do these software packages usually have a built-in function to create your own components? Is that how I would go about it? Create the mc120 module manually and then choose it from the list of components to be placed on the board. Everything I have done so far has been using existing component libraries.

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Re: Integrating mcModules into schematic designs
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2017, 04:24:06 pm »
You just create the schematic symbol and footprint using the tool.