I need to use some pololu power regulators in some projects, in particular the U3V70F5 . Do you know if it is available in KiCAD as a component for schematics and footprint for layout? That would be very useful.
I asked Pololu:
I am really happy with your products, and it will be much easier for me to integrate them in my designs again in the future if I had access to KiCAD files describing them so that I can import schematics, footprints, etc.
- Do you have KiCAD description of your regulators?
- Can you share them?
- Could you even better maybe create a github repo with documentation to make those easily accessible to everybody?
But got this answer:
We do not use KiCAD, so we do not have any KiCAD files. However; if you can import the 3D step files available under the “Resources” tabs of our regulators product pages, that might be a good starting point. We also have DXF files that have the footprint and through hole locations of the regulator.
Is it possible to export as recommended?
I was also wondering, is there a bank of schematics and footprints where I might look / where the component could be added if it is created?