to Augment DesignSpark website with SnapEDA Search Engine
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 14, 2021 – Today, SnapEDA, the first search engine for electronics design, and DesignSpark, an online design community and resource center for design engineers, are launching a new collaboration to help engineers design faster, regardless of which PCB design tool they use.
The new collaboration will augment the DesignSpark website with the SnapEDA search engine, allowing engineers to discover and design-in millions of electronic components through free 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 procure sophisticated digital models for each component in their designs. This prerequisite for complex design content is a burden on engineers that ampers innovation.
The new SnapEDA search experience on the DesignSpark website makes it easy 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 unwaveringly committed to helping engineers design faster with free, innovative design tools and resources we’ve brought to the market. We’re thrilled to support the engineering community together with this new SnapEDA integration on the DesignSpark website,” said Natasha Baker, founder & CEO of SnapEDA.
Powered by SnapEDA’s 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.
The new SnapEDA integration on the DesignSpark website can be accessed at https://www.rs-online.com/designspark/snapeda-parts-finder.
SnapEDA helps engineers design electronics faster by removing barriers. Our search engine for electronics design is used by over 1 million engineers and PCB designers each year, creating everything from smartwatches to drones and robots. By providing ready-to-use building blocks for design — including symbols, PCB footprints and 3D models — SnapEDA makes product development a snap, so that designers can focus on innovating. SnapEDA’s models are created using proprietary and patented, creation, verification, and translation technology. As the first and only neutral electronic design content provider in the industry today, SnapEDA remains committed to creating amazing experiences that improve the lives of engineers and the world around them.
Learn more at www.snapeda.com.
About RS Components
RS Components is a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions. We offer more than 650,000 industrial and electronics products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of value-added services to over 1.2 million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we ship more than 60,000 parcels a day. Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the year ended 31 March 2021 reported revenue of £2.0 billion. Electrocomponents plc has nine operating brands: RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA, Synovos, Needlers and Liscombe.
For more information, please visit the website at https://uk.rs-online.com/web.