Digi-Key Offers Unlimited Access to EDA/CAD Models

9 May, 2018

“We now have model coverage for over 1.25 million parts." Ultra Librarian offers models in over 20 formats to cover the majority of PCB design tools in use, including Altium, Eagle, KiCad, OrCAD, and PADS

The global electronic components distributor, Digi-Key Electronics, announces unlimited access to Ultra Librarian symbols, footprints, and 3D STEP models from digikey.com. Ultra Librarian offers models in over 20 EDA and CAD formats to cover the vast majority of the PCB design tools in use, including Altium, Eagle, KiCad, OrCAD, and PADS.

Models are created using the Ultra Librarian Desktop software, which uses a combination of templates, pdf extraction, and verification algorithms to quickly capture all important component information required. The company said that in order to ensure the high accuracy, consistency, and adherence to IPC and other standards, models undergo more than 30 different verification checks, and many of the models are also verified by their respective device manufacturer.

“We have worked with EMA to remove the download limits of Ultra Librarian EDA and CAD models,” said Randall Restle, VP, Applications Engineering at Digi-Key.  “We now have model coverage for over 1.25 million parts, meaning our customers will be able to download a very high percentage of the models they need for a design.”

“Providing this improved access through Digi-Key gives our mutual customers an easy way to improve their design process,” said Manny Marcano, president and CEO of EMA Design Automation. Ultra Librarian® is a comprehensive electronic component solution for PCB design. The website www.UltraLibrarian.com allows visitors to search a database of over 40 million components to make part selection and sourcing decisions.

Registered users can download pre-authored and verified components from the world’s largest database of over 14 million CAD neutral library parts. Symbols, footprints, and 3D models from over 400 manufacturers can be exported to over 20 different CAD tools. Library creation software includes templates for over 600 part types and allows easy customization and export to the same 20+ CAD tools.

Digi-Key Electronics, headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minn., USA, is an authorized global, full-service distributor of electronic components, offering more than 6.8 million products, with over 1.4 million in stock and available for immediate shipment, from over 750 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.

For more information: Ultra Librarian, EDA and design tools, Digi-Key website.

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