SAN FRANCISCO — SnapEDA and Ignion collaborated to release CAD models for Ignion’s entire antenna catalog.

The catalog includes Virtual Antenna, NANO mXTEND, and multi-port antenna TRIO mXTEND, which covers LTE, GNSS and BT.

“Wireless connectivity has become a fundamental feature of most modern hardware designs. Ignion’s unique 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 and CEO, SnapEDA.

Virtual Antenna technology offers device-to-cloud connectivity with customizable 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 on SnapEDA’s website and via Digi-Key, RS Components DesignSpark, and Mouser. They include symbols for schematic capture, PCB footprints for layout, and 3-D models to evaluate mechanical clearances and for design visualization.

“We are excited to have our antennas supported on SnapEDA, which has helped millions of engineers accelerate their designs for IoT solutions using LTE, 5G, LoRa, Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 6, BLE, GNSS and many more. Ignion’s unique solutions are known for their ease-of-integration, and partnering with SnapEDA will further streamline the design process,” said Aurora Andújar, Ph.D., director of engineering, Ignion.

The new Ignion CAD models on SnapEDA are compatible with 16 PCB design formats, including Altium, KiCad, Autodesk Eagle and Fusion360, Cadence OrCAD and Allegro, Mentor PADS, DesignSpark, DipTrace, Proteus, and more.

They were created based on IPC-7351B, IEEE-315, and SnapEDA’s custom standards.

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