Speeding up IoT design

Engineer Live News Desk

SnapEDA, the first search engine for electronics design, and Ignion, a global antenna provider, have collaborated to release CAD models for Ignion’s entire antenna catalogue.

The catalogue includes Ignion’s new Virtual Antenna, the Nano mXtend, the company's newest antenna and the smallest Virtual Antenna component that is ideal for tiny wearable devices. It also includes the multi-port antenna, Trio mXtend, which can cover LTE, GNSS and BT in one go, eliminating the need to invest in multiple antennas.

“Wireless connectivity has become a fundamental feature of most modern hardware designs. Ignion’s Virtual Antenna components are a great addition to the SnapEDA community, due to their small form factor, ease-of-integration, and versatility,” said Natasha Baker, founder & CEO of SnapEDA.

Virtual Antenna technology offers device to cloud connectivity with customisable performance. It allows the designer to choose the requirements of each design through an off-the-shelf component that will accelerate the production phase. 

These new CAD models are available to over a million engineers who use SnapEDA’s website and PCB tool plugins each year, as well as millions more who access SnapEDA via its syndication partners, which include Digi-Key, RS Components DesignSpark, and Mouser. 

They include symbols for schematic capture, PCB footprints for layout, and 3D models to evaluate mechanical clearances, and for design visualisation.

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