• The IPC-7351 Specification Explained: SOIC Components

    July 13, 2015 admin

    One of the most common questions designers have while creating printed circuit board (PCB) footprints is: what are the correct dimensions for the pads? Increasingly, designers are adopting the IPC-7351 standard, which provides guidelines for calculating pad dimensions. In general, following standards is a good idea since it helps maintain consistency, accuracy, and reliability — all…

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  • Export to Pulsonix is Live!

    June 25, 2015 natasha

    Last Fall, we announced that we would be adding support for Pulsonix. This month, we’re pleased to say that it’s live and ready to go! Pulsonix, developed by UK-based WestDev, is a professional schematic capture, simulation, and PCB layout tool known for it’s ease-of-use, and also as one of the first PCB design tools to…

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  • It’s Finally Here: Support for OrCAD and Allegro on SnapEDA!

    June 10, 2015 natasha

    Today, we’re pleased to announce that one of SnapEDA’s most requested export formats is finally live. We have released support for Cadence Allegro and OrCAD on SnapEDA! SnapEDA is an ecosystem for PCB design, providing CAD data — such as PCB footprints and schematic symbols– for millions of electronics components. This allows engineers to get…

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  • Linkitz: Wearable Tech That Introduces Girls to STEM

    June 4, 2015 natasha

    We’ve all heard the stats that the percentage of women that go into STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields could be better. Luckily a new class of toys are aiming to bridge the gap by introducing more girls to programming and technology at a young age. Linkitz, a Toronto-based startup, makes code-able friendship bracelets as a way to teach…

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  • How to Ask a Question About an Electronic Component on SnapEDA

    May 25, 2015 natasha

    One cool feature on SnapEDA is the ability to ask a question about a specific electronic component. This is a powerful feature because it allows you to tag your question to a particular electronic component so that other engineers helping you can quickly refer to the attached datasheet, specs, symbol/footprint, and other details needed to pinpoint the issue quickly.…

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  • 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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