Today we’re launching Global Connector Technology’s (GCT) catalog of connectors on SnapEDA! GCT is a leading supplier of standard and custom interconnect products. With this new collaboration, designers will be able to drag-and-drop connector libraries into their designs across an extensive 9 product ranges, including USB, SIM card, FFC, modular jack, lighting, DC power jack, and smart card connectors.
Ever wonder which Bluetooth processors and modules are most designed-in to products? We took a look at the most designed-in Bluetooth components based on our download data at SnapEDA, which provides free symbols & footprints for millions of electronic components.
Note: This data is gathered based on the most downloaded parts on SnapEDA over the past few years. If a part isn’t yet available, then it may be missing from this list. For example, one notable omission here is the ESP8266 which is one of the most searched terms in our search engine. We’ll be updating this list periodically to account for any such cases!
Here is the countdown of the top 10 Bluetooth components on SnapEDA!
#10 – NRF1822-QFAA-R Nordic Semiconductor
Multiprotocol Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy/2.4 Ghz Rf Soc
Average price across distributors at time of publish: $3.81 USD
#9 – RN42-I/R2 by Microchip
Bluetooth 2.1 class 2 surface mount module with built in antenna
Average price across distributors at time of publish: $16.71 USD
Based on popular demand, we’ve now added the ability to purchase InstaPart credits. InstaPart is our on-demand service to get any symbol & footprint in 24 hours.
Although SnapEDA’s parts library is free, InstaPart provides the ability to request parts that aren’t yet available for download in the library. As we continue to expand our R&D efforts, our mission is to eventually render the InstaPart service obsolete (all parts will already be readily available on SnapEDA), but in the meantime, if you’re on a tight deadline it’s an affordable way to get your parts quickly so you can get back to design.
In September, we launched InstaPart, an on-demand service that allows designers to request any symbol & footprint, delivered in under 24 hours.
But what exactly is InstaPart and how does it differ from SnapEDA’s free libraries?
You can now create a free, private library of your most-used electronic components on SnapEDA. After creating the library, you can then download all the symbols & PCB footprints as a single library for easy import into your design tool of choice, rather than downloading each part individually.
This quick tutorial will show you how to create your own private library on SnapEDA which can be downloaded to your design tool of choice. (SnapEDA supports export to Altium, KiCad, EAGLE, & more.)
It is now easier than ever to request a symbol & footprint on SnapEDA. We also have two new options that deliver the parts into your inbox within 24 hours so you can focus on design optimization, or even taking on new projects. Let’s explore various options for how to request parts on SnapEDA.
It it now easier to view or add feedback on CAD models with our new commenting system. When we initially launched the Comments section, it was required to down-vote a part in order to be able to enter a comment. However, the feedback we received was that it would be useful to be able to point out certain attributes in a CAD model, without necessarily giving it the “thumbs down”.
To give it a try, just go to the Comments tab on any part page. You can then view existing feedback, or leave your own comment (assuming you’re logged in).
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 find out how it works, and then give it a try.