There are a lot of electronic components out there and wading through them all to find the component you need can be tedious. An electronic component search engine that provides you with a list of components and prices is helpful, but what happens when you are to the late stages of the design process and the component you originally chose is no longer available or now costs a lot more than you originally estimated? No PCB designer should have to deal with that headache.
When you use Altium Designer to design your PCBs, you don’t have to worry about those late-stage component decisions that can affect your budget or delivery schedule. Altium Designer offers an innovative technology that is better than a traditional electronic component search engine because not only does it offer cost data, it also includes real-time information on supply chain information.
Using ActiveBOM lets you:
View a live presentation of your design from the start, offering you early and ongoing cost estimations
Define target pricing at the individual electronic component level
Track actual costing fares against those estimates and alerts you of potential cost blowouts or the risk of a component being sold out
Use the ActiveBOM BoM Catalog to generate a manufacturing BoM for use by the supply chain
Don’t rely on a electronic components search engine that doesn’t help you make informed component choices. Request a free trial of Altium Designer today to learn more about ActiveBOM and all of its other outstanding PCB design tools.
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