Nicomatic Launches SnapEDA CAD Models for Connectors
With this new collaboration, engineers can generate and download models for Nicomatic’s 220 and 320 two-row micro connector series.
May 19, 2023
Nicomatic, an interconnect solutions provider, and SnapEDA, a search engine for electronic design, have released computer-aided design (CAD) models for over 8 million of Nicomatic’s connectors.
When designing printed circuit boards (PCB) engineers have had to develop CAD models for each component used, a process that, with a single mistake, can cause weeks of delays and thousands of pounds of rework.
With this new collaboration, engineers can generate and download models for Nicomatic’s 220 and 320 two-row micro connector series, with over 8 million connector configurations currently available.
Options range from 4 to 60 for signal contacts and 4 to 54 for coaxial or power contacts with locking or racking fixings. Models can be used in various applications including aerospace, defense, medical equipment and transportation.
To generate the parts, engineers need to go to Nicomatic’s micro connector configurator for the 220 or 320 series and choose the part configuration of their preference. Once done, they can click on the SnapEDA website button on the PCB footprint section to generate the CAD model and download it instantly.
The CAD model generator has been designed and verified by SnapEDA’s engineering team and the models have undergone a quality assurance process powered by SnapEDA’s verification technology.
The models are designed following a combination of Nicomatic’s recommended patterns, IPC-7351B, and SnapEDA’s internal standards. To give engineers transparency into manufacturability, they can also view an automated quality report after the model has been generated.
Nicomatic’s portfolio is dedicated to multiple configurations of board-to-board, board-to-wire and wire-to-wire connectors as well as man-machine interface-switching technologies.
The libraries can be downloaded for free in over 15 different PCB design formats including Altium, Cadence OrCAD/Allegro, KiCad, Autodesk EAGLE and Fusion360, Proteus and PADS among others.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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