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EOL Components: How to Plan for Component Obsolescence

EOL Components: How to Plan for Component Obsolescence

You need to know what may be changing with your PCB’s components far enough in advance so that those changes can be effectively managed without hurting the production of your PCBAs. And in cases in which a component is no longer available, you need the engineering services of your CM for end-of-life (EOL) components to plan for component obsolescence.

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choosing a CM for low volume PCB assembly

Considerations When Selecting a Low-Volume PCB Assembly House

CMs can be broken into different categories that describe the level of service they provide. They start at the lowest level with basic service and go all the way to the highest level with complicated systems of bureaucracy. The key to choosing a CM for your low-volume production runs is to find one between those two extremes that will give you the best services without the associated problems.

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