Without accurate part libraries, designs will not translate into functional boards. Companies that solve this problem through the implementation of a superior library management methodology can achieve a number of significant benefits:

  • A reduction or elimination of duplicate efforts
  • An increase in design accuracy
  • A reduction in design costs

While most large, well-established companies have mature, time-tested library methodologies, many smaller companies, from startups to mid-size, do not, and thus are vulnerable to design development problems not found in their larger counterparts.

This article reviews the pitfalls commonly found within library scenarios, and explores how an effective library management methodology meets and overcomes these challenges.

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