July 29, 2021
ERNI provides its customers with complete product data via the Supplyframe platform
ERNI continues to expand its digitization-based services using the industry-leading Supplyframe DesignSense platform to deliver digital design assets including schematic symbols, PCB footprints, and 3D CAD models in STEP format (ECAD models).
Models of many ERNI products are now available for download from the ERNI website and from the websites of most ERNI distributors. In addition, designers can request ECAD models for products for which digital design assets are not yet available. ECAD models are generated within an average of 6 hours and delivered to the designer via email. With this service, ERNI saves its customers considerable time and supports easier design adoption of its technologically leading connectors. The ECAD models no longer must be created by hand by the PCB designer – saving design engineers several hours per component.
Data import directly into the circuit diagram
The Supplyframe Library Loader prepares the data for all standard PCB design programs and enables the download directly into the circuit diagram or PCB layout saving the design engineer from laborious manual integration of the ECAD models into their component library. Library Loader takes care of the entire process and allows an ERNI component to be placed directly into the design from the website.
In addition to model availability on the ERNI website and at distributors, models are also displayed on the extensive Supplyframe Media network covering numerous engineering and procurement websites. Every month, more than 10 million electronics specialists worldwide use Supplyframe’s search engines, datasheet websites and social media to fast-track their designs incorporating digital assets.
The associated design and e-commerce activities form the foundation for Supplyframe's Design-to-Source Intelligence (DSI) platform. This is considered to be the world's most comprehensive source of information for the electronics industry. Per month, the platform records more than 22 million product searches, 9 million downloads, and 2.2 million buy-now clicks across all its various online presences. ERNI opted for Supplyframe DesignSense because of its seamless integration of product data and 3D models into its comprehensive global platform structure. The Supplyframe network has more than 70 engineering and e-commerce sites from which design assets are available.
With the new service, ERNI completes the provision of connector data and enables its customers to design quickly, as 3D CAD and layout data of almost all connectors can now be downloaded at the touch of a button from ERNI's and distributors' websites as well as from various Supplyframe marketplaces on the Internet and digitally integrated directly into their own designs.
Supplyframe’s unmatched industry ecosystem, and pioneering Design-to-Source Intelligence (DSI) Solutions, are transforming how people and businesses design, source, market, and sell products across the global electronics value chain. Leveraging billions of continuous signals of design intent, demand, supply, and risk factors, Supplyframe’s DSI Platform is the world’s richest intelligence resource for the electronics industry. Over 10 million engineering and supply chain professionals worldwide engage with our SaaS solutions, search engines, and media properties to power rapid innovation and optimize in excess of $120 billion in annual direct materials spend. Supplyframe is headquartered in Pasadena, Calif., with offices in Austin, Belgrade, Grenoble, Oxford, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. To join the Supplyframe community, visit supplyframe.com.