The Power of SiliconExpert Data in Your Native Tools
Get access comprehensive electronic and mechanical component data in your own engineering solutions including PLM, ERP, design, or CAD tools. With SiliconExpert’s API, you can improve business agility by responding faster to changing marketing conditions, pave the way for automation while also extending the long-term viability of your product.
Should I use a web service like P5 or a direct API?
You can derive data from our web service, P5, or set up automated calls to our API. P5 is best suited for an engineer to query the parts database and make decisions based on a single part. The API access is would be better for a user who wants to set up a large amount of parts-related calls and automate the calls to process directly into a native environment. The API access lacks the user interface and visualization elements of P5, which requires a technical investment to use compared to its browser-based sibling. However, the ability to customize and mechanize your interactions with our database provides high levels of customization and flexiblity.
What does it mean to be per part and not per query for the quota?
Unique to SiliconExpert, the clients quota is deducted on a per part basis and not per query. Your quota is decreased for part detail requests to our database; a part search will not decrement your quota. A part detail request will include data such as compliance, parametric, lifecycle, predictive risk, and more. This information is accessible for the remainder of your contract year and will not require another request against your quota. In comparison to competitors, this could be multiple calls against the quota each time a piece of this data is accessed.
How do I check what's left in my quota during my contract term?