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Extensive 1.0 Release of the KiCad Library is Now at Digi-Key

Digi-Key Electronics lately announces they have tagged the open source, Digi-Key KiCad symbol and footprint library with a 1.0 status on their GitHub Repository.

Digi-Key Electronics lately announces they have tagged the open source, Digi-Key KiCad symbol and footprint library with a 1.0 status on their GitHub Repository.

Digi-Key Electronics noted that “version 1.0” is a major milestone for the library development, indicating that the library is “complete”, has all major features, and is considered reliable enough for general release to engineers, designers, and customers.

Digi-Key collaborated with the KiCad user community to refine library management processes, the data included with the parts, and worked extensively to improve the quality of the symbols and footprints.

Each part is infused with Digi-Key descriptions, part numbers, and more data that allows for easy Bill of Materials resolution and uploading to the Digi-Key cart or BOM tool.

Citing on the new rollout, Randall Restle, VP, Applications Engineering, said, “After more than 140 GitHub commits and reviews of each part in the library, we are ready to announce the 1.0 release. This is not the end of development and we are working hard to add more parts to the library and provide KiCad users with a useful set of symbols and footprints for their rapid prototyping needs. We are especially concentrating on difficult to make connectors and IoT modules.”

Further info about KiCad as well as the company’s full portfolio of EDA and design tools: Digi-Key website.

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