Bill of Materials Blog

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

  •  Integrated Design Software vs. Access Databases For Bills of Materials

    Integrated Design Software vs. Access Databases For Bills of Materials

    Considering using an Access database for your next bill of materials? Here’s how integrated design software beats database software every time.

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  • Copper Efficiency and its Impact on Electronics Design and Manufacturing

    Copper Efficiency and its Impact on Electronics Design and Manufacturing

    To maximize the efficiency of your design, it’s important to better understand copper and its impact on your electronics.

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  • Copper Choice and Copper Efficiency for High-Frequency PCB Design

    Copper Choice and Copper Efficiency for High-Frequency PCB Design

    You’ll want to keep in mind the parameters being sought after with your copper choice for copper efficiency in high-frequency PCB design.

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  • The Problem With Using Excel Templates For Your Bill of Materials

    The Problem With Using Excel Templates For Your Bill of Materials

    Every new product needs a bill of materials. See how PCB design software wins out over an Excel template every time.

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  • Why You Should Use a Flyback Diode in a Relay to Prevent Electrical Noise in Your Circuits

    Why You Should Use a Flyback Diode in a Relay to Prevent Electrical Noise in Your Circuits

    When used properly, flyback diodes can reduce electrical noise and prevent flyback voltages.

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  • BOM Cost Analysis Shows PCB Design Savings Just Over the Horizon

    BOM Cost Analysis Shows PCB Design Savings Just Over the Horizon

    Poor planning shouldn’t stop you from exploring the world, and don’t let it impede your PCB design process either with BOM cost analysis tools.

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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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  • 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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  • Learn to Manage Your BOM Inventory for Smooth Production Runs

    Learn to Manage Your BOM Inventory for Smooth Production Runs

    Even if you’re a people person, managing calls between suppliers, manufacturers, and customers while you’re in production can make you wish you had better BOM inventory management.

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  • Differences Between Hardware Design for Hobbyists and Commercial Applications

    Differences Between Hardware Design for Hobbyists and Commercial Applications

    The differences between hobbyist and professional hardware design isn’t immediately clear but professional hardware is, in fact, subject to more rules and considerations.

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  • Excel Versus BOM Software: When Your Data Management Tool Needs an Upgrade

    Excel Versus BOM Software: When Your Data Management Tool Needs an Upgrade

    The choice between BOM versus Excel may not always be clear but understanding the capabilities of BOM software may help enhance your team’s collaborative efforts.

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  • Overview of PCB Development Process

    Overview of PCB Development Process

    Do your eyes glaze over when someone talks about designing PCBs? Here is an overview of the PCB development process from schematic capture to the final BOM.

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  • Copper Wrap Plating in Your PCB

    Copper Wrap Plating in Your PCB

    Need to improve PCB reliability? Learn more about incorporating copper wrap plating in your via designs.

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  • Get into the Zone of PCB Parts Information from Your BOM Application

    Get into the Zone of PCB Parts Information from Your BOM Application

    Having control over the parts in your PCB design is not something from the Twilight Zone. A good BOM application can give you the functionality you need.

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  • How Bill of Material Software Can Protect You from Unintended Errors

    How Bill of Material Software Can Protect You from Unintended Errors

    When the design doesn’t synchronize with purchasing and manufacturing, unintended part problems can happen. Here’s how bill of material software can help.

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  • Start Your Schematic Right with the Best Electronics Parts Management

    Start Your Schematic Right with the Best Electronics Parts Management

    With the best electronics parts management system working with your PCB design software, you will have success in organizing the components in your design.

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  • BOM Management Tools for PCB Manufacturing

    BOM Management Tools for PCB Manufacturing

    BOM management tools are incredibly helpful in managing components and project costs during engineering and manufacturing.

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  • Your Advanced BOM Can Integrate PCB Design With Vacation Time

    Your Advanced BOM Can Integrate PCB Design With Vacation Time

    To ensure an advanced bill of materials report, use BOM software that is integrated with your PCB design system and connected with your preferred part vendors.

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  •  Compare PCB Design Software Features For Your Device to Move to Manufacturing

    Compare PCB Design Software Features For Your Device to Move to Manufacturing

    This guide will discuss the most useful and desirable features that you would want to compare in PCB design software for your hardware startup environment.

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  • Developing 3D Printed Electronics to Minimize PCB Design and Manufacturing Costs

    Developing 3D Printed Electronics to Minimize PCB Design and Manufacturing Costs

    The progression of 3D printing technology is making it possible for you to use PCB design tools for prototyping, testing, and manufacturing 3D printed electronics.

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