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Leveraging Open Source Designs Creating a component search engine for reference designs used in pra…

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07.08.2020
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Leveraging Open Source Designs Creating a component search engine for reference designs used in practice by Lasse Mönch
At: FOSDEM 2020 https://video.fosdem.org/2020/H.2213/kicadsearch.webm
❮p❯Incorporating new components into PCBs is a difficult task that often requires reading multiple datasheets and creating prototypes to get it right. The funny thing is: every engineer needs to re-read reference designs! Even though there are tens of thousands of designs with new components documented and available on Github. The reason: it is almost impossible to find a relevant project. The solution? Instead of using Github search, which only retrieves files by filename, our approach creates a local database that takes the search results from Github, and then parses the used components inside the PCB designs to index them. That way, you can easily search a component and get the most relevant designs as a reference.❮/p❯
❮p❯This talk will give an overview of the software that was created, discusses the difficulties that were overcome and the potential for improvement in future work.❮/p❯
❮p❯We have currently indexed 8,000 KiCad-projects on GitHub containing 37,000 electronic components as a proof-of-concept. The project was kindly supported by AISLER with a server instance for a prototype of the search engine, which can be accessed at https://search-dev.aisler.net❮/p❯
Room: H.2213 Scheduled start: 2020-02-01 13:10:00