Did your part enter end-of-life before your design is even complete? That happens all too often. The power supply circuit is a critical part to your innovation, so you need a way to keep track and monitor lifecycle and inventory of all your parts so that you don't end up in a bind. Altium Designer 18 includes a component management feature that ensures these kinds of scenarios are minimized.
Altium Designer 18 includes a system called ACTIVEBOM that helps designers manage the cost and availability of parts used in their design. ACTIVEBOM provides early and ongoing cost estimation that allows users to define target pricing at the individual part level. The system alerts users if any cost blowouts or availability issues are on the horizon.
The integrated supply chain information combined with specified alternate parts directly in the bill of materials (BOM) helps to:
Minimize supply issues
Avoid selecting unapproved parts
Design with components with known lifecycle states
Altium Designer 18 allows users to make data-driven, intelligent component decisions for design success. Request your free trial today!