Library Conventions | KiCad EDA

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Library maintainer rules & guidelines

S1.1 Symbol libraries should be categorized by function

Symbol library names must be defined based on the priority list below, with each element separated by the underscore (_) character:

  1. Function (e.g. Sensor, Amplifier, MCU)

  2. Sub-function (e.g. Temperature, CurrentSense)

  3. Tertiary qualifier (e.g. CMOS)

  4. Manufacturer name (e.g. Atmel, Infineon)

  5. Symbol series name (e.g. PIC24, STM32)

  6. Extra library descriptors (e.g. Deprecated )

Note: Some of the elements listed above may be omitted if not required.

Example symbol library names:

  • Power_Monitor - Power monitoring components

  • Sensor_Temperature - Temperature sensors

  • Driver_Motor - Motor drivers

  • MCU_Microchip_PIC32 - PIC32 microcontrollers from Microchip