Digi-Key opens library doors for Ultra Librarian EDA/CAD models

Digi-Key Electronics now offers unlimited access to Ultra Librarian symbols, footprints, and 3D STEP models.

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. To ensure the highest 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.

Randall Restle, vice president, applications engineering at Digi-Key, said:  “We now have model coverage for over 1.25million parts, meaning our customers will be able to download a very high percentage of the models they need for a design, saving a significant amount of time during the design cycle.”

Ultra Librarian is a comprehensive electronic component solution for PCB design.  The website 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. Ultra Librarian is owned by EMA Design Automation.

Digi-Key Electronics is headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA. The authorised global, full-service distributor of electronic components offers 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 and multimedia libraries. Technical support is available 24/7 via email, phone and webchat.

http://www.digikey.com