Ciiva Blog

Incorrect part numbers

Deciphering manufacturer part numbers can be a painful and error prone experience. But ensuring you have the correct part number when it matters doesn't have to be so hard. This is a minefield of potential problems. Deciphering manufacturer part numbers can be a painful and error prone experience. It inevitably involves a scan through the datasheet to the part number coding key, which for some parts can leave you with a lot to think about.

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Altium Acquires Ciiva

We are very pleased to announce that Ciiva has been acquired by Altium, a leading provider of PCB design tools. Ciiva was started with a vision to bring fast, easy access to electronic part data and provide a platform to help people overcome common BOM and component data management challenges. After launching our services in July of 2013, we have continued to innovate and extend our product offering based on the valued feedback of our many customers.

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Ciiva Powers Altium CircuitMaker Parts Library

We are very proud to announce our collaboration with Altium on the latest addition to their product line up. CircuitMaker is a free to use EDA tool targeted at people who want to share and collaborate on their hardware designs. CircuitMaker is enabling designers to benefit from the results of everyone’s efforts, collectively helping prevent individuals from having to continually re-invent the wheel.

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V0.9.7 Release Notification

The latest release of the Ciiva BMMS includes a variety of new enhancements to help increase productivity and usability. The major updates in this release are described below with links to user tutorials. The automatic base component part number generator feature enables Ciiva to automatically generate a new base component part number when a component library entry is being manually created or an existing one cloned.

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Web-based BOM Analyzer

We are really happy to announce the release of a new web-based product, the Ciiva BOM Analyzer. You can now take your Bill of Materials in Excel, text or CSV file format and check component lifecycle, pricing and availability information from a range of distributors in seconds from the comfort of your browser. Based around the Ciiva BOM Management analysis and quotation feature, the web-based BOM Analyzer makes it incredibly simple to obtain best-price quotes and understand the impact of purchase volume on unit pricing.

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