DP Eagle parts library: FT230X in SSOP-16 footprint

in Eagle, library by DP | 4 comments

We added the new FTDI FT230X USB-to-serial IC in SSOP-16 footprint to our Eagle parts library. The parts library is public domain, use it however you want.

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  1. WestfW says:

    Um, I don’t think it’s right. When I was making a footprint for this, I noticed that it didn’t have the same measurements as a “standard” SSOP in either pin pitch (0.025 inch == .0635mm) or body width (.15 inch), whereas yours is the more typical 0.065mm by 0.2 inch.
    Of course, it could be that the datasheet I’m looking at is wrong instead…

    • vimark says:

      Thanks for letting the issue out. Actually I drawn the two packages in CAD and overlay them on top of each other. Found out that FTDI body is really small compared to ordinary SSOP, their pin’s pitch are quite okay with slight offset (max of 0.08mm) and will not short out. My concern is the pitch wrt to its latitude (0.15 in), its just barely touches the pad and can still make contact.

      Anyway, let me make another footprint for this (SSOP-16-FTDI) to fix this up.


  2. Robert says:

    I love these Eagle master parts library! I have several custom Eagle components I will contribute shortly.

    • vimark says:

      Thanks Robert, there are two versions of the eagle part library right now v5 which is in binary format and v6 which is more convenient for versioning in svn. kindly use the later.

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