How can I make PCB's lateral pads?


#1

Dear All,

I’m developing an SMD Module and I’m looking for lateral pads (like and SMD microprocessor)? I cannot find inside the libs nothing that can help me.

Any idea? Someone can help me?

Thx, Igor


#2

If you don’t find something in the libs, then draw your own footprint. It’s very easy.


#3

Ok, but it is not so easy to create pads like the ones used in the attached picture!


#4

Actually, it is very easy… (search for castellated pads).

You just place a through hole connector, then draw the pcb edge through the middle of the pads.


#5

Maybe also worth noting: You might want to talk to your pcb manufacturer if they can create castelated pads.


#6

Thx to all, I’ll try this evening and also I’ll talk with PCB manufacturer.