• Search and place SnapEDA libraries within ExpressPCB

    February 17, 2021 The SnapEDA Team

    Today, we’re excited to announce our collaboration with ExpressPCB, a free, easy-to-use PCB design software. This new collaboration makes SnapEDA’s parts libraries searchable and placeable directly within ExpressPCB.

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  • How to select a USB Type C connector for power applications

    January 31, 2021 The SnapEDA Team

    USB connectors were introduced in the mid 1990’s and have since evolved in their size, shape, data and power transfer capabilities. Today, the latest physical standard is Type C, and besides greater bandwidth and being both bi-directional and reversible, this newest iteration is capable of significantly higher power transfer than previous generations. We interviewed Jeff…

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  • Switchcraft CAD models are now available on SnapEDA

    January 27, 2021 The SnapEDA Team

    Today we’re pleased to share that hundreds of new Switchcraft models are now available on SnapEDA. Switchcraft is a leading electromechanical component manufacturer with thousands of products, ranging from power jacks, to sealed circular connectors, to audio connectors. Their products, made in their Chicago-area factories, are known for being durable and reliable. The new models…

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  • SnapEDA welcomes TraceParts to the SnapEDA community

    January 12, 2021 The SnapEDA Team

    Today we’re launching a new partnership with TraceParts, a leading provider of 3D digital content for engineers. With the new partnership, engineers will be able to find hundreds of thousands of mechanical computer-aided design (M-CAD) models downloadable in a wide range of formats directly through SnapEDA. This new partnership is intended to offer our engineering…

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  • What are anti-pads, and how to create them in Eagle

    December 22, 2020 Viktorrine_Ira

    What is an anti-pad? An anti-pad refers to the area around a plated through-hole, which voids or restricts other signal traces that should not be connected to that particular through-hole. They are often added to avoid short-circuits between neighboring holes. How do we add anti-pads in Eagle? The only way to form a layout closer…

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  • What are QFN Packages?

    December 22, 2020 Viktorrine_Ira

    QFN (quad flat no-lead) package is an IC component best used for programmable modules and microcomputers. It is also recommended to use this package for PCB designs with size, thickness and weight considerations. It is also known as quad micro leadframe package. Using QFN Packages Pros: Size and weight– It is a thin, compact package…

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  • Automated vs. Manually-Created CAD Models

    December 18, 2020 Viktorrine_Ira

    Are software-generated CAD models better or worse than those created manually by engineers? What are the pros and cons of each development style? In this post, we list the pros and cons of each type of model, and then share SnapEDA’s development process. Manually-Created CAD Models Manually created models are made individually based on a…

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  • SOS Electronic and SnapEDA

    SnapEDA ECAD Models Now on SOS electronic

    December 17, 2020 The SnapEDA Team

    Engineers can now find millions of electronic component CAD models from SnapEDA on SOS electronic’s website. This makes it convenient for electronics designers to download models compatible with various PCB design tools, including KiCad, Eagle, OrCad, PADS, Altium, Allegro, Fusion 360, and many more, right from the SOS electronic website. About SOS electronic SOS electronic…

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    Introducing the SnapEDA Plugin for Altium Designer

    December 15, 2020 The SnapEDA Team

    Today, we’re excited to launch a new plugin for Altium Designer! The plugin contains computer-aided design (CAD) models for millions of electronic components, many of which have been created in collaboration with industry-leading electronic component suppliers. The new plugin has incorporated the most popular requests from our plugin beta program, such as the ability to:…

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  • Semikart - SnapEDA

    SnapEDA ECAD & MCAD Models Now on Semikart

    December 3, 2020 The SnapEDA Team

    SnapEDA ECAD & MCAD models are now on Semikart, an online marketplace for electronic components based in India. Engineers and designers that use Semikart can now easily access parts of more than 700 brands through SnapEDA’s library of models. Symbols and footprints can be downloaded all at once and are compatible with various ECAD &…

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