Design engineers – EEs, PCBs designers, MEs, etc., – are hard-pressed to get designs to market faster. They are always looking for shortcuts to make product design process simpler.
Samtec and its partner SnapEDA are giving engineers more tools to accelerate the design cycle. Our growing partnership has resulted in the availability of over 200,000 symbols & footprints of interconnect from across the Samtec portfolio.
Shorter Design Cycles
Engineers can spend days creating schematic symbols PCB footprints for each component in their electronic design. Samtec and SnapEDA have teamed-up to make these models readily available to engineers, because they both believe that engineers deserve the best in terms of ease-of-use, quality, and convenience.
In the second quarter of 2020, SnapEDA created over 120,000 new Samtec connector models, including high-speed and micro-pitch board-to-board, edge card, and rugged connectors. With these new connector models, engineers can now easily discover, and design-in Samtec products.
“Samtec is an inspiration when it comes to their dedication to the customer experience. Whether it’s their 24-hour free sample program, or their endless pursuit to expand the availability of design resources for their products, Samtec is truly world-class. These new models are yet another example of that dedication to their customers,” said Natasha Baker, CEO and Founder of SnapEDA, based in San Francisco, CA.
Connector models are highly sought-after by engineers, because they are incredibly time-consuming to create. This is due to their non-standard bodies, custom solder stencils, fine pitches, irregular pad shapes and cutouts. Accordingly, connectors are the third most popular category of components on SnapEDA.
“SnapEDA’s commitment to quality, innovation, and ease of doing business has made them a great partner for Samtec as well as our partners in the digital channel. They’ve enabled us to better serve our customers by offering quick and immediate access to hundreds of thousands of our most popular parts,” said Ashley Quinlan, Strategic Marketing Director at Samtec.
Many Channels and Formats
All models can be easily be downloaded through various on-line resources including the links below:
The models have been formatted to work with leading schematic captures like Cadence OrCad, Allegro, Altium, Autodesk Eagle, Mentor PADS, KiCad, PCB123, and Proteus.
These new, high-quality models were created by SnapEDA’s Component Engineering team using proprietary, patented technology. They include accurate assembly, silkscreen, and contoured courtyards, and follow Samtec’s recommended PCB layouts and stencil patterns. Through-hole pads follow IPC-2221 standards using nominal drill hole sizes.