Bill of Materials Blog

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

  • Circuit Breakers in Your PCB and Your Bill of Materials

    Circuit Breakers in Your PCB and Your Bill of Materials

    If a circuit breaker appears in your PCB, you’ll also need to include it in your bill of materials.

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  • The Benefits of Using a BOM Management Tool for PCB

    The Benefits of Using a BOM Management Tool for PCB

    Like the spell checker in your E-mail, a BOM management tool for PCB design that is built into your design software can help you every day in your design work.

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  • Get Better PCB Manufacturing with Clear Instructions from Accurate BOM Data

    Get Better PCB Manufacturing with Clear Instructions from Accurate BOM Data

    The key to getting the best results from your printed circuit board manufacturer is to provide them with the most accurate and up to date drawing and BOM data.

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  •  Altium Bill of Materials: Keep It Simple With ActiveBOM

    Altium Bill of Materials: Keep It Simple With ActiveBOM

    Build a BOM intuitively with Altium’s ActiveBOM PCB assembly software that does the work for you, and leave complicated ORCAD Bill of Materials tools behind.

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  • Build Your Next Engineering BOM With Integrated Design Software

    Build Your Next Engineering BOM With Integrated Design Software

    Companies need tools that standardize communication and collaboration as they grow. Here’s how a great engineering BOM can help.

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  • Electronic Parts Sourcing with Integrated Component Libraries

    Electronic Parts Sourcing with Integrated Component Libraries

    Need to source components for your next PCB? Here’s how unified design software aids electronic parts sourcing.

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  • A Complete Bill of Materials and Other Suggestions for Error Free PCB Manufacturing

    A Complete Bill of Materials and Other Suggestions for Error Free PCB Manufacturing

    Listening to your fabricator, adhering to design rules, and including a complete bill of materials is the only way to assure error free PCB manufacturing.

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  • Count the Cost With Rigid Flex PCB Cost Comparison

    Count the Cost With Rigid Flex PCB Cost Comparison

    In trying to save money you may find out that you are spending more than you expected. Make sure to count all of the cost with a rigid flex PCB cost comparison.

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  •  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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