Digi-Key Adds SnapEDA Parts for Vishay Products


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Digi-Key Electronics has added symbols, footprints, and 3D models for Vishay’s catalog of optoelectronics products.

The models, made available via online parts library SnapEDA, can be downloaded for free for most major PCB design tools.

Designers spend days creating digital models for each component in their circuit board designs. With this new collaboration, designers can simply drag-and-drop high-quality, auto-verified models into their designs, saving them days of time.

“Each day, thousands of designers use Digi-Key to find components for their designs,” said Natasha Baker, CEO & founder of SnapEDA. “By adding SnapEDA’s high-quality, ready-to-use digital models to the content solutions available, we’re helping them move from idea to production faster than ever with Vishay products.”

Products supported with this release include a wide variety of Vishay’s optical sensors, optocouplers, solid-state relays, and MOSFET drivers.

“With many of our customers designing on a budget or just starting a company, cost can be very important,” said Jeremy Purcell, Program Manager, Digital Design Tools at Digi-Key. “SnapEDA customers don’t have to worry about paying for their libraries, so designers should find this to be another handy tool for increasing efficiency in the design process.”

Vishay’s optoelectronics portfolio provides a one-stop-shop for all optical sensor and isolation solutions. These include both analog and digital isolation products, providing isolation for electrical safety as well as improved performance for manifold applications. Vishay’s SSRs (Solid State Relays) take relay controls into the 21st Century, with solid state performance and reliability. Vishay optical sensor portfolio includes proximity sensors, ambient light sensors, RGB and UV sensors that are used in smartphones, wearables, automotive, and various IoT applications.

The CAD models can be accessed from select Vishay product pages on www.digikey.com, as well as within SnapEDA’s parts library at www.snapeda.com. Supported formats include Altium, Eagle, OrCad, Allegro, PADS, DXDesigner & KiCad. The footprints were created to IPC-7351B standards, and are auto-verified using SnapEDA’s proprietary automated verification technology.

About SnapEDA

SnapEDA is the Internet’s first & leading parts library for circuit board design. By providing blueprints for circuit board design via our website and within PCB design tools, we shave days off product development and reduce the risk of production delays, so that designers can focus on product optimization and innovation. Over 50,000 hardware designers worldwide rely on SnapEDA to design faster, whether they’re making smartwatches, drones or robots. The company is funded by Y Combinator and private investors. 

About Vishay

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay’s product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader.  

About Digi-Key Electronics 

Digi-Key Electronics, headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minn., USA, is an authorized global, full-service distributor of electronic components, offering more than six million products, with over 1.3 million in stock and available for immediate shipment, from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. Digi-Key also offers a wide variety of online resources such as EDA and design tools, datasheets, reference designs, instructional articles and videos, multimedia libraries, and much more.

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