Panasonic and SnapEDA Team Up to Accelerate Electronics Design

New models on SnapEDA accelerate product development with Panasonic components.

New models on SnapEDA accelerate product development with Panasonic components.

The new CAD models cover Panasonic’s radial and surface mount resistors, capacitors and inductors. Image courtesy of Panasonic/SnapEDA.


SnapEDA and Panasonic have collaborated to release a free collection of helpful resources for electronics designers.   

These resources include computer-aided design (CAD) models for over 75,000 of Panasonic’s components. These CAD models allow engineers to make custom products with Panasonic’s electronics components quickly and reliably.

“Panasonic strives to provide the highest quality products to their customers and these new CAD models are no exception. Our new collaboration brings thousands of new high quality CAD models to engineers, streamlining their design process and enabling them to move to scale faster and more reliably with Panasonic components,” says Natasha Baker, founder and CEO of SnapEDA. 

The new models include schematic symbols and PCB footprints for electronics design, as well as 3D mechanical models to ensure proper mechanical clearances and design visualization. In addition to the CAD models themselves, engineers can also see a real-time report generated by SnapEDA’s patented verification technology, to gain instant transparency into manufacturability.

The new CAD models cover Panasonic’s radial and surface mount resistors, capacitors and inductors. They are compatible with all major electronics and mechanical design tools.

“Panasonic is proud to support its customers with CAD models through SnapEDA’s global design community. In weeks, SnapEDA created and verified over 75,000 CAD models and their rapid support made the process seamless,” says Tetsuya Fukuzawa, director at Panasonic Industrial Solutions.

As a search engine for electronics design, SnapEDA is now relied on by over a million professional engineers developing hundreds of thousands of new products each year. SnapEDA also supports component suppliers on their mission to  “digitize the design win,” helping them scale up demand of their products digitally, and track the design journey through to purchase.

The new CAD models are freely accessible to millions of engineers via the SnapEDA website, as well as through its syndication partners which include Digi-Key, RSComponents’ DesignSpark, and Mouser. 

The new Panasonic CAD models are based on IPC-7351B, IEEE-315 and SnapEDA’s standards. Over 15 PCB design formats are supported including Altium, KiCad, Autodesk EAGLE & Fusion360, Cadence OrCAD & Allegro, Mentor PADS, DesignSpark, Pulsonix, DipTrace, Proteus and more.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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