One of the greatest banes of PCB design is the maintenance of component libraries. There are over 1 billion electrical components on the market according to SiliconExpert. Although there are numerous ways of obtaining components, each company must organize their components to fit their needs and workflow.Continue reading Beyond Altium Designer Symbol Centric Libraries – A Primer on External Tools for Library Management
At the Del Mar Electronics Show in 2013, I had an opportunity to meet the publisher of US Tech. As a result of the meeting, I was given the opportunity to write about component library issues. The article below was to test the waters to see if there would be any response. The idea was to start a series on the topic of libraries. This article focuses on the need for a good bill of materials.