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DesignSpark integrates SnapEDA to support engineers

SnapEDA, the search engine for electronics design, and DesignSpark, an online design community and resource centre for design engineers, have announced a new collaboration to help engineers design faster, regardless of which PCB design tool they use.

The collaboration will augment the DesignSpark website with the SnapEDA search engine, allowing engineers to discover and design-in millions of electronic components through free computer-aided design (CAD) models that are compatible with nearly all major PCB design tools.

With over a billion electronic components in production, part selection and design-in are significant bottlenecks when designing electronics. In addition to the sheer volume of parts to choose from, engineers need to be able to procure sophisticated digital models for each component in their designs. This prerequisite for complex design content is a burden on engineers that can hamper innovation.

The new SnapEDA search function on the DesignSpark website is intended to make it easier for engineers to search and design-in electronic components, allowing engineers to jump straight to design. Engineers can search for a keyword like ‘Bluetooth’ or ‘usb type c’ to discover new components, or enter a specific part number. Once they’ve selected a product, they can download the CAD model instantly.

“Since launching DesignSpark 11 years ago, RS Components has demonstrated its commitment to supporting the engineering community through tools and resources,” said Natasha Baker, Founder and CEO of SnapEDA. “This commitment resonates with us here at SnapEDA, where we have similarly been committed to helping engineers design faster with free, innovative design tools and resources we’ve brought to the market."

Powered by SnapEDA’s own patented verification technology, the new integration also includes datasheets and other specifications provided by RS Components, as well as the ability to check prices and purchase components.

Supported PCB design formats include DesignSpark PCB, Altium, KiCad, Fusion360, Cadence Allegro, OrCAD, EAGLE, Pulsonix, DipTrace, Proteus, ExpressPCB Plus, CircuitStudio, PADS, PCB123, Target 3001!, and P-CAD.

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Neil Tyler

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