I am designing my very first PCB. I need a PCB with a cortex M4 core in a qtf package. I tried to follow this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n6k6GYu_V0&index=2&list=LLwe2piHB5wGY6Mycs0n3TZg

But get the following error when compiling at the end:

[Error] tm4c1294ncpdt.SchLib Compiler tm4c1294xl_01: Could not find port 'PA0' on model 'tm4c1294_01' for pin 'PA0'

Where did I do the error and/or how can I solve it?

Here you have a preview of the schematic and footprint I made.

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Your 'Designator' fields on the schematic symbol pins have to agree with the pads on the footprint. Otherwise, how would the program know where the pin numbers are on the footprint?

You can make the 'Display Name' whatever you like- it's just for human use.

Where you have PA0 etc. one would normally have the physical pin number, matching exactly the pin numbers on the footprint.

You can fix it by editing each of the schematic pins, and that should do it, if your footprint is numbered correctly.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Is this what you mean: imgur.com/B6B9LB0 ? I just repositionned all the pins. 32 pins on each sides just like the footprint. Btw just noticed I was missing plenty of pins... All the power pins. I copy pasted all the pins from the gpio sheets (743- 746) .But didn't find in the datasheet which part exactly said which pins were used for vcc and gnd. ti.com/lit/ds/spms433b/spms433b.pdf \$\endgroup\$ – ohiliouh Mar 20 '16 at 21:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ Just found that the actual table I need to use starts on page 1773 \$\endgroup\$ – ohiliouh Mar 20 '16 at 22:07
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    \$\begingroup\$ Oh, about halfway through then, lol. The pin position on the symbol isn't what matters - the outside of the block should have the physical pin/pad numbers eg. 23 or whatever rather than PA0 etc. \$\endgroup\$ – Spehro Pefhany Mar 20 '16 at 22:10
  • \$\begingroup\$ I did what you said and that works! But the issue is that my component is huge: imgur.com/ql7MfMm. How am I supposed to make it fit now? \$\endgroup\$ – ohiliouh Mar 21 '16 at 0:58
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    \$\begingroup\$ Any shape you like- or break it into several rectangles. \$\endgroup\$ – Spehro Pefhany Mar 21 '16 at 1:04

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