Over 200,000 New Samtec Connectors on SnapEDA

April 24, 2020The SnapEDA Team

We’re thrilled to share that we’ve teamed up with Samtec, a global manufacturer of connectors, to release over 200,000 high quality connector symbols & footprints for their products. With these new connector models, engineers can now easily discover, and integrate Samtec products.

Connector models are highly sought-after by our community, because they are incredibly time-consuming to create. This is due to their non-standard bodies, custom solder stencils, fine pitches, irregular pad shapes, and cutouts. Accordingly, connectors are the third most popular category of components search by engineers on SnapEDA.

In the second quarter of 2020, our component engineering team created over 120,000 new Samtec connector models, including high-speed and micro-pitch board-to-board, edge card, and rugged connectors. Samtec’s engineering team created the other models last year.

The new models were created using proprietary, patented technology. They include accurate assembly, silkscreen, and contoured courtyards, and follow Samtec’s recommended PCB layouts and stencil patterns. Through-hole pads follow IPC-2221 standards using nominal drill hole sizes.

All models can be downloaded from Samtec’s website. They are also available on SnapEDA, as well as through over a dozen of its collaborators including Digi-Key and Mouser. Formats supported include Cadence OrCad, Allegro, Altium, Autodesk Eagle, Mentor PADS, KiCad, PCB123, and Proteus. 

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