Don’t Be Surprised By Your PCB Supply Chain | 911EDA

2021 Update - This is especially important due to current supply chain issues.

Altium 365 PCB Design Supply Chain Management

Designing is stressful enough, you shouldn’t have to worry about procuring parts as well. Unfortunately, this is the reality for most of us, especially in today’s climate. Supplies and prices seem to change overnight and it’s hard to keep up, but there is something you can do. Arm yourself with knowledge this month to see how Altium Designer along with Altium 365 can help to solve your supply chain challenges.

Altium is offering a number of live webinars throughout March designed to support your PCB design supply chain management.

Get Started with Altium 365

For those who have recently, or thinking about downloading Altium 365, we are excited to get you up and running! We strongly recommend all customers attend one of our onboarding sessions. The Altium Product team will help you get started.

SPICE Simulation Made Simple

SPICE simulation saves you critical time in the prototyping phase. Understanding your simulation interface makes it simple to analyze how your circuits work in different scenarios. Altium Designer provides an intuitive, dedicated interface to support your simulation verification, setup, and analysis directly in your schematic environment. You also benefit from growing support for popular model formats, as well as generic models, simplifying circuit definition and simulation.

Avoid BOM Stock, Cost and Lifecycle Surprises As You Design

Surprises can be fun. Supply chain surprises on the other hand are no fun at all; they can derail your budget, deadlines, and build quality. When electronic components become obsolete, design and production can suffer lengthy delays. With an average of 15 end-of-life notices issued every day, part obsolescence is a challenge that most engineers routinely face.

Rapidly Building Complete Parameter Rich Components

Whether you’re solo or a whole team, components need to have more than just a schematic symbol and footprint. Incomplete components can lead to chaotic libraries that are difficult to filter through and find needed components. This usually leads to duplicated efforts as well. Avoid these struggles and create complete, ready-to-use components with Altium Designer and Altium 365.

Coping With Pandemic and Demand Driven Part Supply Challenges of 2021

Designing is stressful enough, you shouldn’t have to worry about procuring parts as well. Unfortunately, this is the reality for most of us, especially in today’s climate. Supplies and prices seem to change overnight, and with counterfeit components being so prevalent it sometimes seems that the most difficult part of a project is being able to obtain trusted supply chain sources for your components. You need to ask yourself. Can you trust your supplier? Are they using counterfeit parts? Is there enough supply? Are you within budget? These are all important questions to answer, as any delays can cost you a first-mover advantage, and using bad parts can completely wipe out your budget. Fortunately Altium Designer has teamed up with industry leader IHS Markit to give designers powerful insight into their supply chain.

911EDA offers engineering services and PCB design services to help when you face supply chain issues.