BeagleBone Black – Free PADS Reference Design Data

By John McMillan

This FREE BeagleBone Black data provides the hobbyist/maker community and beyond with PADS reference design data to work with, take from and build up to make your own designs!



The reference design includes 19 files including:

  • Schematic design in xDX Designer format (.prj)
  • Layout design in PADS 9.5 format (.pcb)
  • Bill of Materials for the design ( Bill of Materials.html)
  • PDF of the schematic design ( (Schematic).pdf)
  • PDF of the layout design ( (Layout).pdf)
  • Property definitions file (netlist.prp)
  • PCB Configuration file (pads95.cfg)
  • Schematic symbols,  land patterns, and more!



Explore  all 24 Reference Designs HERE:  Designs can be used with our new inexpensive (PADS based) Designer Schematic and Designer Layout tools now available for the hobbyist/maker community HERE from Digikey as well as our desktop PADS products.



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