• Altium Designer Tips & Tricks

    Tips & Tricks to Boost your Productivity in Altium Designer!

    May 29, 2020 The SnapEDA Team

    SnapEDA’s mission is to help engineers design electronics faster by removing barriers. We reduce development time so engineers can focus on increasing their productivity while designing. Altium Designer is one of the most popular PCB design tools, and one of the formats we support. So we’ve decided to share some of our favorite Altium Designer…

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  • SnapEDA now supports Altium’s native .IntLib format

    May 27, 2020 The SnapEDA Team

    After lots of feedback from the SnapEDA community, we are excited to introduce a new, native Altium exporter! ✨ This exporter will make it more seamless to download Altium symbols & footprints into your designs. In a few clicks, you’ll get your symbols & footprints in their native *.intlib format. What this means for Altium designers Altium…

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  • ECAD vs. MCAD

    What are ECAD libraries?

    April 10, 2020 The SnapEDA Team

    ECAD libraries vs. MCAD libraries, and all the acronyms you need to know in the electronics industry! The more time you spend exploring the electronics design industry, the more you realize how much we love our acronyms! Whether you’re just getting up to speed on the industry, or you’re an industry veteran, the sheer number…

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  • Definitions for common inductor parameters

    January 9, 2020 The SnapEDA Team

    Inductors are common, two-terminal electrical devices that store energy in a magnetic field. They’re typically made from a simple coil of wire, wound around either a metal or air core. They are commonly used in filters, transformers, tuning circuits, energy storage, impedance matching, sensors and more. The most important step when selecting an inductor is…

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  • Getting started with SnapEDA Part II: Using InstaBuild

    January 9, 2020 The SnapEDA Team

    In the second part our Getting Started guide, we’ll be showing you to how to use SnapEDA to speed up symbol & footprint creation when the exact part you need doesn’t yet exist in our library.

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  • SnapEDA updates KiCad footprint support!

    January 7, 2020 The SnapEDA Team

    After countless requests from the KiCad community, we are pleased to announce that SnapEDA is now supporting the latest KiCad footprint format!  This is great news for KiCad users because this format, introduced in KiCad Version 4, brought many improvements that benefit our community starting today! These improvements include native-software support of slotted holes (oval…

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  • Top 10 downloaded parts this holiday season!

    December 19, 2019 The SnapEDA Team

    At SnapEDA, our team of component engineers is constantly adding new parts to our library to help our community design electronics faster. Here are some of the most popular parts we added this holiday season, that you can start designing with right away! All the parts come complete with symbols and footprints for instant design-in.…

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  • Getting started with SnapEDA Part I: Introduction

    December 19, 2019 The SnapEDA Team

    We started SnapEDA with a simple mission: to help engineers innovate faster by removing barriers. We believe in a world where engineers have the building blocks they need at their fingertips so they can spend their time designing – and making the greatest impact with their work. Starting out, one of the biggest pain points…

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  • New power components on SnapEDA

    Over 20,000 new power supply products from RECOM now on SnapEDA!

    December 11, 2019 The SnapEDA Team

    We are excited to announce that we have collaborated with RECOM Power to launch their entire product catalog of over 20,000 parts on SnapEDA. You can now access a large selection of DC/DC converters and AC/DC power supplies, LED drivers, and switching regulators from RECOM Power, which come complete with symbols, footprints and 3D models.…

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  • Why open hardware needs open software – and more from Wayne Stambaugh of KiCad

    October 28, 2019 The SnapEDA Team

    As KiCad’s lead developer, Wayne, and his team have a big vision – to build a best-in-breed PCB design tool. It’s an ambitious goal for an open-source project whose commercial counterparts have seen millions in investment. But KiCad is well on that path. An ever-increasing number of designers now use the PCB design tool. With…

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