What is the Seeed Studio OPL?
OPL is short for Open Parts Library, the Seeed Studio OPL (Open Parts Library) is a collection of our most commonly-used components that can greatly improve quality, cost and delivery time of our Seeed Fusion PCB Assembly service. We purchase the components from reputable electronic components distributors like Digikey, Mouser, and Element14 so we can guarantee the quality of the parts. We purchase the parts in large quantities so you can cut costs using OPL. If you use all the parts from Seeed OPL in your PCBA order, the PCB’s assembly time can be reduced to just 24 hours, and the whole lead time for PCB manufacturing and assembly can be as short as just 7 days!
Features of the Seeed Studio OPL
We have stocked over 600 parts (now 800!) in the OPL including resistors, capacitors, ICs, diodes, inductors, transistors, crystal oscillators, connectors etc. based on the popularity, practicality and compatibility in the open source community, which offers engineers convenience during product development and saves time in component sourcing.
Seeed Fusion also collects feedback from customers and follows market trends to update the components in the OPL from time to time. For example, Seeed Studio recently partnered with Particle and brought the popular P0 and P1 Wi-Fi modules for Particle-based projects.
Quality and Absolute Reliability
Most of the components in the Seeed OPL have been used for PCB assembly thousands of times and have been tested and verified on a wide variety of products. These supply chains are our longterm partners and have a proven track record.
Always in Stock
The OPL warehouse is monitored carefully and fresh stock is regularly ordered in when supplies are low. This ensures that the components are always in stock and ready to go, saving you weeks of time that would have been spent waiting for components to arrive by snail-mail.
We have cooperated with Eagle and CircuitMaker to import the whole OPL component library into their libraries so engineers have the footprints at their fingertips right from the beginning of the design process. Upload the BOM on the order page and you will get an instant online quote for your boards.
What Our Customers Say about the Seeed OPL
Seeed Fusion OPL, a collection of parts that Seeed Studio has the complete EAGLE footprints for to allow for the quick design and assembly of a prototype PCB. There are certainly some restrictions, but for the most part everything you need is here and guaranteed to be supported by Seeed during the final steps of production.
Seeed Studio make PCB boards and assemble them. If you design using only parts in their Open Parts Library, they offer quite fast turnaround. They have ARM and ATMega CPU parts. They can also source from DigiKey and Mouser. They have a Design for manufacturing manual, with lots of information on tolerances. They’ll hand-build one-off prototypes for you. Upload your Gerber and BOM, and they’ll give you a quick quote.
The process of getting PCB assembly using Seeed OPL components is simple, just upload your PCB Gerber files for PCB fabrication on the web form, upload the BOM with the Seeed OPL manufacturer part numbers, and pay for the order. For more questions about the Seeed OPL and PCB assembly, feel free to contact us via fusion#seeed.cc (use @ to replace #).