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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Free PADS PCB packages from Mentor/Digi-Key
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Free PADS PCB packages from Mentor/Digi-Key

by Graham Prophet @ eedesignnewseurope.com: Two versions of the PADS software package (by Mentor, now a Siemens business) have been made available through distributor Digi-Key. Positioned as design software for “the aspiring innovator” both the free and the $499 versions include...

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Exploring Eagle CAD ULPs #3 – Teardrops.ULP Make A Teardrop Shape Connection With Pads and Vias
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Exploring Eagle CAD ULPs #3 – Teardrops.ULP Make A Teardrop Shape Connection With Pads and Vias

Welcome to the third post of the “Exploring Eagle CAD ULPs” series. Every week we will publish a new post about one useful ULP in Eagle CAD. “ULP” User Language Program is a plain text file which is written in a C­-like syntax and can be used to access the EAGLE data...

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Comparing the Top 5 PCB CAD Programs
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Comparing the Top 5 PCB CAD Programs

sfcircuits.com compares the top 5 PCB CAD Programs, DipTrace, Eagle, Altium, Pads and Orcad: There are several programs available that range from simple and intuitive to highly sophisticated. They range from free or inexpensive to high-end/premium. They come feature-less or...

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