I’m trying to use the transceiver module RFM69CW in my project. That’s different from the already existing RFM69HCW, but it’s similar (14 instead of 16 pins, different positions).
So I tried to design it, based on the existing one. I could create a new part library (after googling how that works) but then I failed to copy the HCW part into it. Every time I copy&paste it, I get numerous other parts as well that I didn’t even select. When I directly use the command “save to…” then I still get another additional part with it. And when I edit the new copy, three or so parts will be marked as modifed (one of them in the read-only default library which I can never save). So that doesn’t work, KiCad doesn’t let me create that part unless I probably start from scratch.
Then I tried to find an existing part on the web but couldn’t find any.
Can somebody please explain me how I should do that? The obvious explanations from YouTube tutorials don’t work here. I have KiCad 5.1.9 on Windows 10.
Next I’ll also need the matching footprint for it but I haven’t started looking for it yet. If somebody is interested in learning about these RF modules, here’s the website.