• The Latest Updates to our Altium Exporter

    November 19, 2020 The SnapEDA Team

    In this year’s annual survey, we asked engineers what we could do to continue improving the CAD models we provide on SnapEDA. The top request – understandably – was that engineers simply wanted more symbols, footprints and 3D models. We got started on that right away. In mere months, our component engineering team added nearly…

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  • I-PEX Connector ECAD Models Now Available on SnapEDA

    November 17, 2020 The SnapEDA Team

    SnapEDA now includes I-PEX connectors E-CAD models in its free library of symbols and footprints for electronic components. This makes it convenient for engineers and product designers to search for digital models of individual components that are compatible with various ECAD formats, including Altium, Fusion 360, Eagle, KiCad, OrCad, PADS and many more. Considered as…

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  • SnapEDA CEO Natasha Baker on The Disruptors Collective

    SnapEDA CEO Natasha Baker on The Disruptors Collective

    November 16, 2020 The SnapEDA Team

    Our CEO Natasha Baker was recently invited to talk about her journey as a tech entrepreneur on the podcast, The Disruptors Collective by Barry Winata. Natasha joins industry leaders in technology, engineering and science whose insights in their respective fields and thoughts about the future are featured on Barry’s podcast. “People use technology everyday and…

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  • Digi-Key and SnapEDA

    Over 1.5MM SnapEDA CAD models now on Digi-Key!

    November 12, 2020 The SnapEDA Team

    You can now find over 1.5 million SnapEDA CAD models on Digi-Key Electronics, a leading global distributor of electronic components. This means that Digi-Key customers can take advantage of SnapEDA’s free symbols, footprints and 3D models that are compatible with various E-CAD formats, including Altium, Fusion360, Eagle, KiCad, Allegro, OrCad, PADS and many more. Why…

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  • SnapEDA and Target3001! PCB Design Format

    We’ve launched a new PCB design format – TARGET 3001!

    November 12, 2020 The SnapEDA Team

    We’ve recently launched TARGET 3001! as our latest PCB design format. This new format allows engineers to download and import the symbol, footprint, and 3D model for the part they need in one click, allowing them to easily create PCB layouts, circuit diagrams, and 3D design rapid prototypes. Why TARGET 3001! German PCB CAD software…

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  • NC Pins in Integrated Circuits

    October 5, 2020 The SnapEDA Team

    NC pins, also called unconnected or no-connect pins, are IC terminals with no internal connection and no external function.  These are some of the most commonly used pin names for unconnected pins and how you’ll find them in component datasheets:* NC = No-Connect* DNC = Do Not Connect* DNU = Do Not Use What are…

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  • Our 2020 survey results are in

    October 2, 2020 The SnapEDA Team

    Thank you to everyone who completed our 2020 SnapEDA Survey. Our team went through every single response (2,000+) from EEs & PCB designers around the world to understand what you want to see on SnapEDA, as well as pain points you face when using our product and in your overall design process. We were inspired…

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  • New parts for fall 2020

    October 2, 2020 The SnapEDA Team

    We know that our community loves new parts, so this summer our Component Engineering team sprung into action. We created and verified new CAD models for over 400,000 parts on SnapEDA. Highlights include: The top integrated circuits from Texas Instruments Murata capacitors, EMI filters, timing devices & thermistors Connectors from Samtec, TE Connectivity, & Bel Fuse New crystals from ECS…

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  • Using IEEE Symbols

    September 23, 2020 The SnapEDA Team

    What is IEEE? IEEE (pronounced as I, triple E) stands for Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. This is an association that develops design-based, functional standards to follow in the electronics design industry. At SnapEDA, we create symbols based on IEEE 315-1975 standard (as well as ANSI, CSA and IEC approved symbols) and our own internal…

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  • Introducing the SnapEDA KiCad Plugin

    September 9, 2020 The SnapEDA Team

    At SnapEDA, our mission from the beginning has been to help engineers design electronics faster by removing barriers. In 2013, we launched our search engine devoted to electrical engineering CAD content (symbols, footprints, simulation models, etc.) with the hypothesis being that if we could provide engineers with the building blocks they needed to design electronics…

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