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I can not find any broadcom components in Eagle, can some be download to be imported?

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    \$\begingroup\$ When in doubt make it. What part do you need? \$\endgroup\$ – mcmiln Feb 5 '16 at 17:27
  • \$\begingroup\$ BCM2835.Kinda hard to make. \$\endgroup\$ – alex tix Feb 5 '16 at 17:29
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yeah, that's not really something you'll find in a common library. You have to look for that specifically or look for raspberry pi footprints. \$\endgroup\$ – mcmiln Feb 5 '16 at 17:32
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    \$\begingroup\$ The Pi gerbers can also be found. If you wanted you could look at a gerber viewer and reverse engineer the footprint at the least. \$\endgroup\$ – mcmiln Feb 5 '16 at 17:37
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    \$\begingroup\$ Yes, essentially what it means if you aren't big enough to have the potential they won't take you. You go in and say hey here's my projected number of units, my projected profit, let me see your stuff. An NDA is signed, etc. \$\endgroup\$ – mcmiln Feb 5 '16 at 17:55
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I think this is as close as we get to an answer for now. Broadcom chips are not released to the public with footprints and pinout. I, however, am fascinated in trying to get something workable. I looked up pdf to gerber converters, as it is popular and found this... http://swannman.github.io/pdf2gerb/

I am not in the mood to install perl on my Windows machine right now, but if someone wants to give it a shot, they can get gerbers for the top layer. Try taking some pics of the top layer, converting to pdf and running them through... http://elinux.org/RPi_BCM2835_Pinout https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/final-pcb-artwork/

This is the first step. If someone gets a clean gerber, then you can use relative distances from measurements on a Pi board to get the gerber spacing. Do this yourself or send me a clean gerber. With all of this, it would be possible to create a proper BGA footprint with decent pin pitches.

With the work done on the previously linked Linux page (thanks @FunkGuy), we might have something here.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I will try that, macs ship with Python. \$\endgroup\$ – alex tix Feb 5 '16 at 21:05

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