• What is SnapEDA? A Primer for Non-Engineers

    March 21, 2015 natasha

    For those involved in the day-to-day process of designing electronics, the pain SnapEDA is solving is clear: engineers are frustrated spending hours creating the basic building blocks needed to innovate new products. As a result, they’re turning to SnapEDA to download these building blocks (such as CAD symbols and footprints) instantly. This allows them to focus on…

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  • New CAD Libraries for Octopart’s Common Parts Library!

    January 16, 2015 natasha

    A few months ago, Octopart introduced the Common Parts Library, a major step forward for makers. The CPL curates a collection of commonly used electronic components for Internet of Things devices. The motivation for the project was to reduce the bottlenecks involved in component selection. With millions of parts available in production, honing down the…

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  • SnapEDA at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show

    January 15, 2015 natasha

    Earlier this month, we escaped Toronto’s winter chill and headed to Las Vegas to exhibit at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show. You’re probably wondering how this little startup made its way to the world’s biggest technology conference — one that attracts over 170,000 attendees from around the world. Here’s how… The Consumer Electronics Show runs an innovation marketplace called Eureka…

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  • Introducing The Simplest Way to Quote and Order Prototypes!

    October 31, 2014 natasha

    Today SnapEDA is pleased to reveal the Beta of our innovative new manufacturing portal, the simplest way to get prototypes in your hands! Rather than managing the hassle of dealing with the supply chain and waiting for quotes, SnapEDA’s manufacturing portal provides an instant quote on your prototypes (including components, PCB manufacturing, and assembly services),…

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  • Tutorial: How to Create a New CAD Library Part in Eagle

    October 27, 2014 admin

    Creating CAD parts can be tedious and time-consuming, but if you can’t find the CAD symbol or footprint you’re looking for and you’re on a tight timeline, sometimes it’s an essential task. SnapEDA has hundreds of thousands of CAD symbols and footprints that can be downloaded instantly for Cadsoft Eagle (as well as other design…

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  • Wearable Tech Talk in Toronto on Sept 23rd, 2014

    September 15, 2014 natasha

    SnapEDA will be giving a lecture at the University of Toronto Scarborough campus on September 23rd on the future of wearable technology, and the new design challenges that smaller form factors are introducing. Please see more info below, and reserve your spot over at Eventbrite. Whether it’s checking text messages on your smartwatch, tracking sleep…

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  • Request a CAD Symbol or Footprint in Two Clicks!

    August 28, 2014 natasha

    Did you know that you can request a CAD symbol or footprint on SnapEDA in as little as two clicks? Once a request has been made, members in our community often upload them within one week. All CAD symbols and footprints currently export to OrCad, Allegro, Altium, Eagle, Pulsonix, PADS and Kicad. Watch this video to…

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  • Security at the Hardware Level: No Longer Optional — It’s Required

    August 8, 2014 admin

    While emerging technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications are heralding in exciting new products, they’re equally raising security concerns as the points of access to a system continue to grow, and devices fail to comply to basic security best practices, such as demanding strong passwords, using encrypted data transmissions, and…

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  • Designing Consumer Electronics? Get a Free Booth at the InvenSense Developer Conference

    May 26, 2014 natasha

    If you’re designing new consumer electronics gadgets, such as wearable technologies, gaming devices, remote controls, smartphones, tablets, or other devices, it might be worth checking out the Third Annual InvenSense Developers Conference happening in Santa Clara on June 11th and 12th, 2014. The conference is aimed at developers and startups who wish to form new business…

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  • 5 Interesting Wearable Startups to Keep An Eye On

    April 22, 2014 admin

    Today we are one step closer to transforming into cyborgs with the advent of wearable technology, which is turning what was science fiction only a few years ago into a reality.  From augmented reality goggles to smart watches (possibly holographic in the near future) and fitness trackers, the industry is evolving at an incredibly fast pace.…

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