Looking to save design time for engineers, RS Components (RS) and Fairchild Semiconductor have collaborated to create a set of complete reference designs for seven of Fairchild’s most popular evaluation boards.

The collaboration between Fairchild and RS marks a major milestone in the industry’s adoption of the Open Source hardware style.

Through this collaboration, the DesignSpark community of over 200,000 users has access to highly accurate and credible technical information from Fairchild. Consisting of full circuit schematics and PCB layouts in the industry’s standard DesignSpark PCB format, the evaluation boards are accessible to engineers for insertion as ready-made blocks – with full bill of materials (BOM), pre-populated with ordering data -directly into their electronics designs.

Engineers will be able to save design time be re-using the design examples. As a result, designers can rapidly introduce Fairchild technology with manufacturer’s recommended hardware setup into new electronic products. Additionally, they can freely modify the designs to suit their specific design requirements.

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