Over 21,000 free ready-to-use CAD models for hardware design

03-10-2022 | Amphenol | Industrial

Amphenol Communication Solutions and SnapEDA are releasing over 21,000 new digital models to assist designers to bring their products to market quicker.

Electronic designers can spend weeks modelling the electronic components in circuit board designs, a time-consuming and expensive process. Modelling these components needs a high level of detail and even a single error could lead to significant losses of money and time.

With this collaboration, engineers are now able to find readily available digital models such as schematic symbols, PCB footprints and 3D models for thousands of Amphenol products. Over 21,000 products are supported, including cable-to-board, D-sub, power, SFP, USB, and QSFP connectors.

These models are freely available to download on its website via the SnapEDA Viewer as well as on SnapEDA and via the SnapEDA Syndication Network.

The motivation is to make it simpler to design-in its high-quality connectors into PCB designs, while enabling engineers to spend more time on developing increasingly sophisticated solutions.

“To help our customers innovate more quickly we have expanded our easy-to-access digital content like 3D models,” said Becky McMorrow, director of Global Marketing for Amphenol Communications Solutions. “Speed to market is critical for our customers and we are pleased to offer them enhanced digital tools that help solve their design challenges.”

“Amphenol is one of the top connector companies on SnapEDA, and we’re happy to partner with them to improve the design productivity of professional engineers,” said Natasha Baker, the CEO and Founder of SnapEDA.

The models were created following Amphenol’s recommended land patterns and a combination of IEEE-315 and IPC-7351B as well as SnapEDA’s internal standards. As well as providing the models, SnapEDA offers transparency to engineers by incorporating an automated report generated by its patented verification technology. This assists engineers in avoiding common manufacturing issues.


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