THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN – Digi-Key Electronics added symbols, footprints, and 3D models for Vishay’s catalog of optoelectronics products.

The models, available via online parts library SnapEDA, can be downloaded for free for most major PCB design tools. With this collaboration, designers can drag-and-drop high-quality, auto-verified models into their designs, the firms say.

“Each day, thousands of designers use Digi-Key to find components for their designs,” said Natasha Baker, CEO and founder of SnapEDA. “By adding SnapEDA’s high-quality, ready-to-use digital models to the content solutions available, we’re helping them move from idea to production faster than ever with Vishay products.”

Products supported with this release include Vishay’s optical sensors, optocouplers, solid-state relays, and MOSFET drivers.

“With many of our customers designing on a budget or just starting a company, cost can be very important,” said Jeremy Purcell, program manager, Digital Design Tools at Digi-Key. “SnapEDA customers don’t have to worry about paying for their libraries, so designers should find this to be another handy tool for increasing efficiency in the design process.”

The CAD models can be accessed from select Vishay product pages at, as well as within SnapEDA’s parts library at

Supported formats include Altium, Eagle, OrCad, Allegro, PADS, DXDesigner and KiCad. The footprints were created to IPC-7351B standards and are auto-verified using SnapEDA’s proprietary automated verification technology.

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