Raspberry Pi Compute Module component library


#1

As I didn’t run across those yet I’ll share the ones I made an hour ago.
Contains symbols for RPi (A+, B+, 2B) and CM1, CM3 & CM3lite.
Please verify with Raspberry Pi Foundation documentation yourself - I don’t take any responsibility if they’re wrong :wink:

Lib can be found here:

It’s kept in style to what the foundation uses in their reduced documentation.

Feel free to adopt it to the KiCAD library convention and submit it to be included into the KiCAD libs.

Once I get around to do some layout with them I’ll probably create a CM 3D STEP model that you should be able to integrate into the SODIMM 200 pin connector footprint of your choice…

Just in case it’s needed, this is a footprint for a TE 200pin SODIMM (drawing number CD_1473149_K3):


SODIMM 200 Module footprint
Rasberry pi zero
#2

updated the component libs with multipart symbols for CM1/3/3lite

PS: that the VAL/REF fields are common to all units sucks…


#3

This is awesome. Thanks!


#4

Great work … Would you be willing to contribute these to the official libs? Reorganization is far enough to make sensible additions by now …


#5

Good work. It would be awesome if you had the time to submit this to the standard kicad library.

Did you have time to test it yet? :slight_smile:


#6

Quick note, the connector should end with - 4 instead of - 1 as in the link :slight_smile: otherwise your pi is not gonna fit :slight_smile:
Cheers
Someone who did this mistake way too many times


#7

I had a look at Joan’s library, it would take a bit of rework to conform to the style of the KLC. There is nothing wrong with Joan’s library, the KLC has a quite specific style which is not to everyone’s taste.

If there is interest, I can work on a KLC version.


#8

I’m very interested in it. I’ve got a design using the CMs in Altium that I would like to redo in KiCad and this would help greatly.


#9

Can you say what the difference is? On the TE website 1473149-1 and 1473149-4 have the same drawing, and I can’t see what the difference is from the description.

ETA: Ah ok, I remember now there is a key for the voltage. That is quite important!


#10

Hey I downloaded the stp model from TE, coloured it and exported it to KiCAD 3D Model… enjoy!

unfortunatly I’m not allowed to upload file attachments as a new user. :weary:


#11

Try to up load it now.


#12

nope… still saying “Sorry, new users can not upload attachments.”


#13

Before uploading the 3d model you might want to double check the license you signed with TE. I am certain you are not allow to redistribute derived work :wink:


#14

These are the terms and conditions of TE for their models. It’s more or less a disclaimer that the won’t pay for any errors in the model.
I called their support and they will come back to me with an official statement. Would be good to know because there are sooo many 3D Models the community could use.

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#15

Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. If you really want 100% accurate advice talk to a lawyer specializing in copyright law (I guess this will not come cheap).

This is the important part. You can not redistribute it as long as something like this is in the license. (As far as i understand it there is no way to redistribute without being the rightful owner of it. Or at least having the permission of the rightful owner. This is why open licenses always include a section that details who under what circumstances is allowed to redistribute.)

So if support comes back to you and specifically tells you that you can share your derived work then yes you can share it. I highly doubt they will do it as it would require some higher up to make a decision that could in theory weaken their license. (The target group of their information are companies who typically do not share their derived work publicly so they do not need this right. If one grants redistribution right to one person any other party could point to that instance and say “we want to be treated equally”.)

The rest is a long worded “no warranty” disclaimer and is of no consequence to this discussion.


#16

I’m not a lawyer, either, but I’m somewhat familiar with copyright issues. Rene is probably completely right. Basically their “licence” doesn’t give you any permissions or rights which weren’t lawfully yours already implicitly - i.e. personal use - and by silence they say “all rights reserved, no rights granted” because that’s what law says anyways.