• Protecting engineers' privacy on the web

    We’re standing up for engineers

    March 3, 2022 natasha

    Imagine you’re searching an online marketplace for circuit board components. Little do you know your every move is being packaged and sold— every click, every datasheet viewed, every file downloaded. Many such marketplaces sell your data, jeopardizing your intellectual property, compromising security, and inundating you with spam. At SnapEDA, we have taken a hard line…

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  • New Osram Optoelectronics on SnapEDA! ????

    July 11, 2019 natasha

    Today we’re excited to announce that we’ve collaborated with Osram to release new optoelectronics products on SnapEDA! These new products include photodiodes, phototransistors, LEDs, laser diodes and infrared emitters, which now come complete with symbols & footprints for instant design-in. Whether you’re designing automotive lighting, industrial, mobile, or general lighting electronics, Osram’s products are recognized…

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  • We’ve released over 25,000 new TE Connectivity symbols & footprints on SnapEDA!

    February 21, 2018 natasha

    Today we’re excited to announce a new collaboration that should put a smile on the face of any designer who has ever made a connector footprint from scratch. We’re launching support for over 25,000 TE Connectivity (TE) products on SnapEDA! Decrypting complex computer-aided design drawings, and translating those into the schematic symbols and printed circuit board…

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  • You can now customize your InstaPart requests!

    November 8, 2017 natasha

    Great news for engineers who have custom requirements and preferences for their parts libraries. It is now possible to specify custom instructions when requesting a symbol and footprint on SnapEDA via our InstaPart service! This new feature is helpful when you want to deviate from the standards we use. For example, some engineers want “no…

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  • Use computer vision to automate parts!

    September 28, 2017 natasha

    Today, we’re launching InstaBuild, the world’s first free automated part builder! InstaBuild uses powerful computer vision technology to enable PCB designers to make parts in mere minutes.  Using a datasheet as the input, it automatically extracts symbol pinouts, understands whether a pin is an input, output or power pin, and auto-arranges the symbol based on…

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  • Symbols & Footprints for Vishay Parts Now on Digi-Key!

    September 19, 2017 natasha

    Today we have great news to share for any PCB designers out there who are tired of making symbols & footprints for their designs. You can now find SnapEDA’s multi-CAD-compatible symbols & footprints on Digi-Key!

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  • You can now search for symbols & footprints within PCB123!

    September 13, 2017 natasha

    As of today, electronics designers who use PCB123 will be able to search for symbols and footprints without ever having to leave their design environment. We’ve collaborated with PCB123 to bring the power of SnapEDA search right inside this free, full-function PCB design software. Designers have traditionally wasted days creating digital models, such as symbols &…

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  • Engineer Spotlight: Yi Yao from Synaptive Medical

    August 15, 2017 natasha

    Background: I had the pleasure of working with Yi Yao in the Multisim R&D team at National Instruments. Yi was always the go-to person in the office for complex PCB design questions. After that, he went on to co-found a Y Combinator startup called Per Vices, focused on software-defined radio. Currently, Yi is at Synaptive Medical, a…

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  • Engineer Spotlight: Nazmus Sahadat from Georgia Institute of Technology

    August 1, 2017 natasha

    Name: Nazmus Sahadat Company: Georgia Institute of Technology Role: Graduate Research Assistant Location: Atlanta, GA Hi Nazmus. Which tools do you use for circuit board design? Why? Nazmus: I use Allegro for work, and KiCAD for my fun projects. Allegro is a much better tool with lots of optimization options. They have almost everything I need, but it is expensive for an…

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  • New support for Mentor PADS and DX Designer on SnapEDA!

    July 19, 2017 natasha

    Today we’re launching support for one of the most-used PCB software flows – Mentor Graphics PADS & DXDesigner. Whether building satellites or medical devices, hardware designers spend days creating digital models for each component on their circuit boards, a painful and time-consuming process that hinders product development. With today’s launch, Mentor PADS & DX Designer…

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