Do you remember the last time you designed a board? Was it a hassle sourcing your components from multiple vendors? Were you frustrated paying multiple shipping costs?
We’re familiar with those issues and other PCB design headaches, so we created OPL v1, an Open Parts Library that includes more than 100 commonly used components. Besides being an economical master toolbox filled with all of your essential building blocks, there are several other compelling reasons to use the Open Parts Library for your next design
- Accelerated Design Time
Ø Not only are the components offered at a great price, but when combined with our express PCB printing service, your design time is greatly accelerated. We accept small batch PCB orders of 2-10 pieces. And we offer to help you solder those OPL components to your board. We charge $0.05 per pin for SMD and $0.04 per pin for DIP.
Ø We also created the OPL Eagle library, making it easy to include these items in your design. In addition, datasheets and 3-D modules will be available for each of the components.
Ø Another goal of OPL is to shorten the lead time to bring your product to market. In other words, we will always have the components adequately stocked, so that no matter what stage you are in the design process, like prototyping or bulk production, the components will always be available and manufacturing can begin at any moment.
- DFM (Design for Manufacturability) Ready
Your costs will be negatively impacted if your design is difficult to manufacture, but this won’t be an issue when using OPL. All of the components in OPL were selected with manufacturability in mind. In the early stages, your design can easily be prototyped as the components are large enough to be hand-placed and hand-soldered. And later when you are ready for volume manufacturing, OPL components are easily assembled as they don’t require precision equipment to manufacture.
- High Quality
We’ve selected OPL components from established, long-term partners that we at Seeed have used ourselves in our own designs countless times.
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