Bill of Materials Blog

Looking for Bill of Materials resources to help your PCB design team? Read the latest from Altium experts here.

  • Avoid the First Pass Perils in Prototyping Runs for Your Electronics

    Avoid the First Pass Perils in Prototyping Runs for Your Electronics

    Move your hardware through first pass prototyping to manufacturing with these design strategies.

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  • PCB Component Data Management Resolved with Connected Component Applications

    PCB Component Data Management Resolved with Connected Component Applications

    PCB design software offerings lack integration of component information during BOM creation, leaving enterprises with ad hoc component data management.

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  • Choose Unified Symbols for Your PCB Prototype Design Documents

    Choose Unified Symbols for Your PCB Prototype Design Documents

    Symbols placed on the schematic should contain comprehensive part information needed for all aspects of the design and build process.

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  • Inventors Should Spend Time Designing and Less Time Writing a Bill of Materials

    Inventors Should Spend Time Designing and Less Time Writing a Bill of Materials

    Spend more time designing and less time writing your bill of materials with integrated design software.

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  • Why You Need BOM Management Tools for PCB Design

    Why You Need BOM Management Tools for PCB Design

    Stepping up to a BOM management tool is an essential part of optimizing the PCB design and development process.

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  • Electronic Product Life Cycle Management Avoids Unpredicted Application Results

    Electronic Product Life Cycle Management Avoids Unpredicted Application Results

    Your new piece of hardware may not live forever. Proper product life cycle management can maximize your hardware’s impact.

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  • Expedite Cost Savings with Continually Updated BOM Pricing

    Expedite Cost Savings with Continually Updated BOM Pricing

    With up-to-date and live BOM pricing you’re capable of making much more informed decisions regarding your supply chain management.

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  • Obsolescence Management of Electronic Components Throughout Product Lifetime

    Obsolescence Management of Electronic Components Throughout Product Lifetime

    When your software works as you want it to, obsolescence management of any electronic components should come as second-nature.

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  • Using Platform Unification Removes Need for BOM Analysis

    Using Platform Unification Removes Need for BOM Analysis

    With proper BOM analysis you can remove the frustration of part obsolescence, drive competitive pricing, and save yourself time and money.

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  • Designing to Meet a Target BOM Price per Unit

    Designing to Meet a Target BOM Price per Unit

    Bill of materials management tools in your PCB design software will enable you to select the best BOM price for the components you are using in your design.

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  • Collecting All the Pieces You Need: What is a Bill of Materials?

    Collecting All the Pieces You Need: What is a Bill of Materials?

    If you’ve ever found yourself asking what is a bill of materials, and what can it do for your printed circuit assemblies, look no further.

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  • Successfully Source Your PCB's Electronic Parts With a Great BOM

    Successfully Source Your PCB's Electronic Parts With a Great BOM

    Your bill of materials can help you properly source electronic components for your PCB design.

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  • BOM Planning for Different Levels of Production

    BOM Planning for Different Levels of Production

    To avoid unexpected surprises in cost and availability when choosing components for your next PCB, use bill of materials management tools for BOM planning.

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  • Unifying a Comprehensive Collection: PCB Library Management

    Unifying a Comprehensive Collection: PCB Library Management

    With proper communication systems in place, PCB library management can be an efficient, time-saving process that you can look forward to.

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  • Planting Seeds in a Row SMT Component Placement Tolerance for your PCB

    Planting Seeds in a Row SMT Component Placement Tolerance for your PCB

    Your SMT component’s placement tolerances need to be kept track of for PCB fabrication, but this is only one facet necessary for supply chain management.

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  • Managing Your PCB Design Through BOM Planning: What’s Important

    Managing Your PCB Design Through BOM Planning: What’s Important

    With proper PCB design BOM planning, you’ll resolve communication challenges. Here is what you’ll need to keep in mind when taking on the BOM challenge.

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  • PCB Design BOM Planning: A Balancing Act

    PCB Design BOM Planning: A Balancing Act

    Understanding the right amount of information to include in your PCB design BOM is like stacking rocks; it’s a balancing act.

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  • Get the Help you Need Selecting PCB Components with Bill of Materials Software

    Get the Help you Need Selecting PCB Components with Bill of Materials Software

    Finding and selecting components for your PCB design can be a challenge to coordinate price and availability data. Bill of materials software can help you.

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  • PCB Fabrication and Assembly Processes and Where Wave Soldering Fits In

    PCB Fabrication and Assembly Processes and Where Wave Soldering Fits In

    The components of your BOM and their placement on your PCB determine which soldering processes are most advantageous for your assembly.

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  • Automating Your BOM System for PCB CAD Library Quality and Compliance

    Automating Your BOM System for PCB CAD Library Quality and Compliance

    Using software management tools for your BOM system can help you to better organize the structure and processes of your PCB CAD tools component libraries.

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