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Bill Of Materials: The list of components for an assembly. All of the individual parts that go into the manufacturing of a final or sub-assembly.

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Managing BOMs in production management systems

I'm looking for a good way to manage BOMs for electronics assemblies in a production management system. I would really like to hear about how others manage BOMs in a professional setup. I'll start ...
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How do I start calculating a MEMS productions costs

I have a MEMS design and I've understood that producing a prototype in a fab will cost around 500K Euro. I am trying to estimate the cost of making 1 wafer in production but I'm not sure what to look ...
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Designing for Low Cost China Manufacturing [closed]

I have designed a few boards on a consulting basis. Some of them have been manufactured in China in +10k unit volumes. One of the complains I have gotten from my clients is my boards can be a bit ...
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Altium Designer “NotFited” in BOM with DNP

I heve problem with Altium BOM document generation. I want have multi variants of one project with some DNP elements. It's no problem if I want remove elements from BOM, for this I can add variants ...
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How to verify a complete BOM complies a temp range?

I' verifying a board, which has about 300 components, and I would like to verify if all components comply with the -25° to 70° temp range. its a very time consuming task. I tried importing the BOM ...
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Why do I get “Supplier Disabled” in my Altium BOM

I am trying to generate a BOM of my Altium project so that I can send it to the procurement people. However, strangely when I go into Reports > ...
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Passive Component ratings displayed on schematic - Use actual value or design requirement value?

When placing a passive component such as a cap or resistor on schematic, most people usually place the relevant rating (usually power for resistors, voltage for caps, and current for inductors) next ...
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Eagle Multilevel BOM

I want to do some BOM management in Eagle to make life more easy. I want to create a multilevel BOM out of Eagle.(Multiple MPN's for the same part from different suppliers) Is this possible to manage ...
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Building a device that lights an LED once a minute [closed]

I'm a complete noob in electronics. I want to build a simple battery-operated device that lights an LED for one second, once every minute. What do I need to buy to build it?
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Is it possible to PCBA without a Gerber file & BOM

I have a designer designing the Gerber and generating the BOM from a logic design.I have half the information like the circuit drawings and circuit working. He says he will complete the gerber and ...
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Preserve the input voltage range while reducing part count for a power supply

I have a design which uses a TPS40200 switching regulator that gives out 5V at 2A (max) by accepting input voltages anywhere between 8V to 40V. However, I now need the same 5V at not more than 800mA ...
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Altium Single Sheet BOM Generation

Apart from moving each sheet out of my Altium Project and generating a BOM for each of them, is there a way to generate a separate BOM for each Schematic Page in my Altium Project? Or alternatively, ...
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Quantity less than one on Altium BOM

There are some items that goes on the BOM that, in production, apear as 1 for many. Example: large card box to package 10 boards/products. These kinds of items apear on the BOM as less than one ...
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How to add manufacturer and supplier part numbers to components in Eagle?

I recently switched to Eagle for my board designs. Because most components I use are not in the predefined libraries, I've made a "Managed Library" myself. When making the BOM list (using a predefined ...
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Why does this schematic have a “Do Not Mount” component? Why not just remove it from the BOM and drawings? [duplicate]

While reviewing the reference design for the TI CC2541EM 2-layer board, and the associated parts list, I noticed one component (C254) states "DNM - Do Not Mount". What is the reason for this? Why ...
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Altium: Grouping “Not Fitted” Components In Excel BOM

I would like to include "Not Fitted" components on my Excel BOM exported from Altium. This part is easy, all I need to do is check the "Include Not Fitted Components" box in the "Source Options" panel ...
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MCU - Minimum list of external components

I can't find a complete answer for this anywhere, and I want to fill the gap in my knowledge of MCUs. In MCUs why do I need any other component except, maybe, a voltage regulator and an external ...
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Cheap alternative to an accelerometer [closed]

I am designing a very simple device, which absolutely needs to be inexpensive, total BOM cost < $1.00 including the MCU (at 10k+ units). This device would benefit from knowing its orientation, ...
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How can I tell Eagle to not export a 'part' to Bill of Materials?

I (as I believe many of you do too) have many parts that are not actually required for assembly but are on the schematic. (Some holes, logos, stamps, references, etc..). Whenever I export a BOM I ...
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Altium Schematic Library Ready for BOM

I have taken an old project from PCAD and loaded it into Altium and it works great. Now in the project the same footprint was used for each different component with the same footprint. For example, ...
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Estimating Assembly costs II

This is a continuation of Estimating Assembly Cost which has addressed some approximations in estimating between North American and Asian assembly houses as price per pin. The question does not ...
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What kind of patterns are used to mark a PCB?

I would like to create a pattern for my PCB. I would like to update the pattern with changes in BOM, external interface, software, changes in pads. I would like some suggestions of patterns used in ...
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What are some circuit design rules of thumb for mass production? [closed]

When I jump into a new design, if it's intended for mass production, I try to think how cheap I can make it. Are there any rules of thumb I should follow? Here are a couple items that I THINK are ...
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Altium : Bill of materials organization

Is there a way to get one component per line in the bill of material ? For example, currently I have two different designator who have same value and they share the same line. I would like to get one ...
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How can I set a custom form of my Bill of materials in Eagle

Actually I have made a schematic and I want to adopt the same format as in this file which was based on database because when I run bom.ulp I get only a such table :. I know that is something ...
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How to output Fiducials to Pick&Place but exclude them from BOM in Altium?

In Altium, the (not so) obvious way was to set the Fiducial component type to "Standard (No BOM)", but this also prevents them from showing up in the Pick&Place output. I could set the type so "...
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Reduce BOM Lines or reduce BOM cost? How to make production cheaper? [closed]

We are designing a product that will hopefully sell many thousand units, and now I am at the stage of specifying what parts to use. We require three inter-board connectors, one with 10contacts and ...
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What standards or conventions are there for BOM line items for non-refdes parts?

Some designs have parts that may lack a reference designator because they never appear on the schematic. Examples include: Battery holders PCB-mounted (soldered on) fasteners such as solder-nuts IC ...
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Altium — how to link multiple real parts to a library component for supplier live links?

I have an interesting use case for the Altium Supplier Live Links feature: I have several library components that I've made as one schematic component/footprint, but requires two real parts. An ...
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I need a quad NOR gate that is pinned out like a quad AND gate? Is there a good way to search for this?

So I have the footprint for a 2-input Quad AND gate (SN74LV08A) on a PCB. It is a 14-TSSOP and is pinned out like this: However, I want to change the logic to four NOR gates. The problem is, all of ...
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BOM/OPL parts help before PCB fab

I am completing my first official PCB project. I am outsourcing the PCB fab to Seeeed Studio. I was wondering if any of you might be able to shed some light on my issue. I am using their PCB ...
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Abstract Datasheet Dimension Notation

I am attempting to create a footprint for a Surface Mount Component and I am using the manufacturer's datasheet for reference. They include PCB dimensions but the notation used is a bit confusing. It ...
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LED as Zener: is this a good way to lower the BOM cost?

I had an old AM radio board designed to operate with a 3V CR2032 coin cell. I want to revitalize this old junk with as few parts as possible and convert it into a USB-powered AM radio with a built-in ...
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What exactly is a “Bill of Materials” (BoM)?

My understanding of a BoM is that it's essentially a list of the various components required for an electronic product or module. Does this mean it could be as simple as a spreadsheet? Are there any ...
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Why do TI (Texas Instruments) graphing calculators not use TI chips? [closed]

Most semiconductor manufacturers seem particular about using their own products when possible. For example, the Analog Devices Blackfin development board uses another Blackfin processor for the JTAG ...
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Need help finding PCB components on DigiKey

I am looking at the TinyDuino Schmatics (PDF) and Eagle BRD/SCH from Tiny-Circuits (an open source project) to put together Bill Of Materials. I am interested in creating my own version of this ...
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BOM from high resolution photo of PCB

Would it be possible for an engineer (which I'm not) to produce a relatively accurate BOM from high resolution photos of a PCB?
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Is there a text or markup standard for describing a Bill of Materials?

I'm an electronics newbie, and recently purchased empty PCBs for GoodFET and Ubertooth. While trying to put together an order for all the parts in the bill of materials, I realized I'd very much like ...
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How to find a drop-in-replacement ADC

Sometimes I get a notice from a manufacturer that a part has gone obsolete. I now have to find a new part from a different manufacturer to put on the BOM. For a resistor or capacitor, it is pretty ...
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How to retrieve part information from Digi-Key automatically

How to automatically retrieve, given a Digi-Key part number, information such as Manufacturer, Manufacturer Part Number, Description, etc. Perhaps parsing the GET http respose to: http://search....