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BoM Process

All of this talk about BoMs these days, (all of my talk, that is), kind of begs the question of how BoMs are put together. An Excel spreadsheet seems to be the most common “BoM management” tool in use today. … Continue reading

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BOMS Away

Yes, I’m talking about BoMs (bills of materials), not bombs. That would be silly and irrelevant. At least mostly irrelevant. If you make bombs, it wouldn’t be, but it would probably be all secret so we couldn’t talk about it. … Continue reading

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Counting Once, Counting Twice…

Let’s say you have two options: First, you could send in your boards for assembly as individuals. Second, you could send them in a panel. That’s all fine and dandy. For a few, send individuals. For a bunch, panels might … Continue reading

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Design Costs, But How Much?

Lots of studies find that most of the cost (75%-plus) of an electronics product is determined in the design phase. Here’s my question: Do those studies take the BoM costs into account as part of the design cost? Or are … Continue reading

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Design Costs, But How Much?

Lots of studies find that most of the cost (75%-plus) of an electronics product is determined in the design phase. Here’s my question: Do those studies take the BoM costs into account as part of the design cost? Or are … Continue reading

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My Mistake — Naturally

I received my PCBs for this project from Sunstone yesterday at about 10:10. I quickly dropped them into my box of parts and delivered it to the receiving pile-of-boxes in our shipping.receiving department. At 11:40 a.m. yesterday, I received an email … Continue reading

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