Design

Well begun is half done

Today’s engineers are fortunate in the number and variety of development tools and components that are available for them to choose between. However, this profusion of options can be a challenge in itself.

Some useful tips when making new designs:

  • Keep it simple! Try to focus on the problem you want to solve and don't add many fancy functions.
  • If you are designing for a specific market, have the specific requirements for that market in mind from the beginning.
  • Have the supply chain for key components in mind and go with well-known brands. Avoid use of components marked with “not for new design” by the manufacturers.
  • Always try to get as many manufactures, for a given component, approved in your design as possible.

This will contribute to an easier compliance with approvals and lead to a shortened design lifecycle and faster speed to market.

key technologies for design engineers
Designspark

Achieve your design goals with DesignSpark. With free software solutions as well as being an online community of like-minded engineers, you can get access to technology articles, projects, peer-to-peer support and a library of 3D CAD resources.

DesignSpark PCB Software

DesignSpark PCB Software

You want to innovate with your PCB board designs. With DesignSpark PCB, there is no limit to your schematic size or the number of sheets.

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DesignSpark Electrical Software

DesignSpark Electrical Software

You want to save time, automating wiring and device numbering and reports. DesignSpark Electrical ensures designs are accurate and coherent.

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DesignSpark Mechanical Software

DesignSpark Mechanical Software

Take your design concepts through to production with ease with DesignSpark Mechanical.

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Design support

We believe that your goals are ultimately our goals, that's why we're on hand with 24/7 support for our customers. From Technical Support to downloadable datasheets & instructions to a wide range of delivery options to suit your needs, we aim to offer you more.

Product Support

Technical Support

As our customer you can always get techinal support by phone, mail or chat.

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3D Models

3D Models

Save time designing, with our huge resource of over 130,000 accurate 3D models from across our diverse range.

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Packaging Options

Packaging Options

To suit your design or production needs, we stock both small packs and manufacturer pack quantities of many components.

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Going Beyond Limits

Technology is enabling us to work in some of Earth's most extreme environments. Based in Norway, one of our customers, KYSTDESIGN, talks to us about the challenges of designing an ROV (remotely operated vehicle) capable of operating 6,000 metres underwater.

Our Leading Electronics Design Partners

We partner with some of the worlds biggest brands to ensure that you're able to get access to the latest products from the leading electronics design suppliers, all in one place.