• SnapEDA Makes an Appearance on HBO’s Silicon Valley

    March 3, 2014 The SnapEDA Team

      The tech community is waiting eagerly in anticipation for Mike Judge’s new comedy show Silicon Valley on HBO. The show is about a group of software developers who want to make it big in Silicon Valley, the birthplace of the semiconductor industry. The term Silicon Valley was first used in the weekly trade newspaper…

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  • Learning the Ins and Outs of Signal Integrity

    February 4, 2014 natasha

      Going through several prototype iterations to test and optimize a design has become the rule rather than the exception. It makes sense — it’s often hard to foresee design challenges and dependencies that could cause issues, components are not ideal and introduce parasitics and unwanted coupling, and simulation only goes so far. But could…

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  • Top 6 EDA Tools

    January 13, 2014 The SnapEDA Team

    Choosing the best EDA tool is like finding the best catch from an ocean full of fish –each one looks the same but upon looking closer each actually has its own unique features. With countless EDA tools available left and right, choosing “the right one” is a tough job. My two cents on this– before…

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  • A New Wireless BLE Adruino Prototyping Platform

    November 27, 2013 natasha

    Yesterday Punch Through Designs launched a new wireless Adruino-based platform called the LightBlue Cortado that incorporates bluetooth low-energy (BLE or Bluetooth 4.0). As readers of this blog may already know, this latest specification of Bluetooth is extremely low-energy, allowing devices to run from months to years on just a small coin-cell battery. The LightBlue Cortado…

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  • SnapEDA Will be Covering Le Web Paris!

    November 19, 2013 natasha

    We are pleased to announce that SnapEDA’s blog will be covering the Le Web event live from Paris, France between December 10 to 12, 2013. Le Web is one of the leading conferences for technology, focusing on startups and web entrepreneurs. This year the focus in on what the next ten years of high-tech will…

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  • Struggling With Component Selection? The FEDEVEL Academy Provides Some Tips

    November 15, 2013 natasha

    As a designer, selecting components for a design can be daunting. With millions of components in production, navigating through different part numbers and making sure they they’re all in stock and available in the quantities you need can be overwhelming. This is why I decided to check out a tutorial on Selecting Components and Creating Schematic…

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  • SnapEDA at TechCrunch Disrupt SF ’13

    September 24, 2013 natasha

    We recently attended TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, an inspiring conference that brought together leaders in technology, venture capital and entrepreneurship, including Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer . In addition to being shortlisted for SAP’s Big Data Startup of the Year, we also enjoyed meeting the attendees who came by our booth. One…

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  • Welcome to SnapEDA

    June 27, 2013 natasha

    Welcome to SnapEDA! We’re a collaborative CAD library for electronic design and a community for designers. We provide a database of millions of chips, which we pair back to CAD libraries, including schematic symbols, simulation models and footprints. We are just as much social and collaborative as we are data-driven. If you find an issue…

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