Freeware | March 13, 1998

Assembly Cost Analysis (Microsoft Excel 5.0 spreadsheet)

Source: California Micro Devices
New software analysis tool from California Micro Devices objectively assists component specifier, purchasers, and engineers in evaluating the real costs of using discretes or integrated thin film termination, filtering, EMI/RFI, and ESD components. Designed to objectively compare whether thin film integrated components provide a cost advantage over discretes, this analysis tool considers the complete cost of ownership on a system board. After taking the user through a series of questions such as number of operators and number of via holes, the software then analyzes whether a specified CMD integrated thin film product can used as a replacement.