Easy BGA PCB footprints generation with AutoBGA

I have just recently finished work on version 1.2 of an open-source tool called AutoBGA. AutoBGA is a program that takes images of ball grid arrays (BGAs) from datasheets to automatically construct a PCB footprint of the package. The generation of such footprints is usually a tedious and error-prone process because of the large number […]

MergeBOM 2.0 facilitates parts ordering

Download the program (MergeBOM_2.0.zip) During my design work, I often have to order parts for both prototypes and small production runs. This task is usually done using a combination of Excel and a lot of Cut & Paste. I have always felt that a lot of time was wasted in trying to merge together different […]