Mouser offers free design resources, receives anti-counterfeit accreditation

Mouser Electronics

Thursday, 06 December, 2018


Mouser offers free design resources, receives anti-counterfeit accreditation

Electronic components distributor Mouser has announced a new partnership with SamacSys, a leader in electronic component library solutions, which will see Mouser provide its customers with a range of free design resources — including PCB footprints, schematic symbols and 3D models for more than 1.1 million components. These design resources work with top engineering CAD systems, including Cadence, Altium and other programs.

Together, Mouser and SamacSys answer the decades-old problem of easy access to high-quality PCB library content, for every component and every engineer. The goal is to speed time to market by ensuring quality and trustworthy libraries are available to all, with seamless integration into engineers’ existing PCB design tools.

The service will be available free to Mouser customers around the world on millions of Mouser’s product detail pages featuring components from leading manufacturers. More importantly, SamacSys will fully support all of Mouser’s new product introductions, giving engineers access to a current, high-quality library of PCB footprints, schematic symbols and 3D models for the newest available components.

“Being chosen by Mouser to provide ECAD models to their customers is an exciting partnership for us,” said SamacSys Managing Director Alex MacDougall. “Mouser is recognised by many as the favoured platform for electronic components. Combining this with our design assets will help more engineers create their electronic products in less time. The initial reaction from the engineering community has been incredibly positive, and we’re looking forward to our continued collaboration with Mouser.”

Mouser has separately announced that it has received accreditation to AS6496, making it the industry’s first authorised distributor to be accredited with the aerospace industry’s high standard for anti-counterfeit measures in authorised electronic component distribution. The accreditation was issued by the Performance Review Institute (PRI), as part of the Counterfeit Avoidance Accreditation Program (CAAP).

The AS6496 aerospace standard sets requirements for the avoidance, detection, mitigation and disposition of counterfeit products in the authorised distribution supply chain. This international standard requires authorised distributors to have a counterfeit mitigation policy and a counterfeit electronics parts control plan. AS6496 is geared for all industries and individuals looking to reduce the risk of counterfeit electronic parts entering the supply chain.

Mouser is also registered to AS9100D, ISO 9001:2015 and ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014, the industry’s gold standards for quality, control and electrostatic discharge (ESD).

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