Digi-Key announces supplier-driven KiCad Library
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Digi-Key announces supplier-driven KiCad Library

Digi-Key Electronics has announced the release of a new secondary KiCad library, known as the Digi-Key Partner Library, on GitHub. This is intended to be a supplement to the existing Digi-Key KiCad library released last year. Whereas the previous library was developed and curated by...

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Samtec releases over 100,000 new models on SnapEDA
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Samtec releases over 100,000 new models on SnapEDA

Electronics designers can boost their productivity with free symbols & footprints for Samtec products Samtec is releasing new digital models for over 100,000 of its products on SnapEDA, the industry-leading circuit board design library. Traditionally, designers have spent days...

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Digi-Key launches a common parts library for the KiCad EDA Tool
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Digi-Key launches a common parts library for the KiCad EDA Tool

Digi-Key Electronics has announced that it is in beta release of a library containing almost 1,000 common parts for the open-source KiCad schematic capture and PCB tool. By Ally Winning @ eenewsembedded.com: The library will be hosted on the Digi-Key website. It was built after...

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PcbDraw – KiCAD board into a nice looking 2D drawing
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PcbDraw – KiCAD board into a nice looking 2D drawing

Convert your KiCAD boards into nice looking 2D drawings suitable for pinout diagrams. Never draw them manually again! [via] Jan Mrázek created a Python script that takes a KiCAD board (.kicad_pcb file) and produces a 2D nice looking drawing of the board as an SVG file. This small...

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Export Eagle Libraries With SnapEDA
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Export Eagle Libraries With SnapEDA

Although the new Eagle subscription model by Autodesk will bring much-needed features to the software, many users after the announcement had decided to move their work to other alternatives, such as KiCad, Altium, Cadence, etc. One of the challenges was to convert the libraries made...

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EAGLE Is Now Released By Autodesk
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EAGLE Is Now Released By Autodesk

After acquiring CadSoft in June 2016, Autodesk released a new version of EAGLE with new features that improve program functions and a new pricing plan. The new version of Eagle added a modular design blocks feature to the schematic editor that allows you to quickly replicate...

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octopart.com – Common Parts Library
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octopart.com – Common Parts Library

octopart.com just launched the latest Common Parts Library - it comes with integration with Seeed Studio's Open Parts Library and a downloadable symbols and footprints library in KiCad, Eagle and Altium. Today, we are announcing a new version of the Common Parts Library for...

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BOM/Component manager for KiCad
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BOM/Component manager for KiCad

Jeff Ciesielski has published a component manager for KiCad layout software. The goal of this app is to ease the bom management burden on designers who choose to use Kicad for their layout and schematic capture needs, allowing for faster, easier data entry, and to provide a part...

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