Updates: Multi-BOM Reports, UI Changes and Military Search

By: Joseph Lee on July 22nd, 2022

SiliconExpert has made some major updates to the functionality and features of P5. By popular request, we have developed multi-BOM risk reporting functionality. Additionally, our users have been asking for the ability to edit our Approved Components List (ACL) directly from the web interface. We’ve created an easy way to add new items to the list without having to upload an entire spreadsheet. Finally, we’ve beefed up our part search data with Radiation Hardening information and adding Military Spec options to vendor parts. Read more about these changes below.

July 17 Updates SiliconExpert Product

BOM Manager – Multi-BOM Reports & CPN Risk Analysis: 

Customers generally handle multiple BOMs for different projects. Running a risk analysis report becomes tedious unless multiple BOMs can be selected and analyzed as a whole. 

We have added CPN risk analysis reporting as one of the multi-BOM report selections. Now the BOM reporting system supports: 

  1. Summary Reports: Part matches, Lifecycle status, RoHS compliance, available PCNs, multi-sourcing availability, inventory levels, and overall BOM risk 
  2. RoHS Reports: A full list of parts, RoHS status and version with expiration dates, exemption types, and source documents 
  3. MPN-Level Risk Analysis Reports: Manufacturer-level part risk based on Lifecycle, Multi-sourcing, Inventory, and RoHS compliance 
  4. CPN-Level Risk Analysis Reports: A risk analysis for each CPN as well as each part nested within the CPNs in your part list

Approved Components List UI/UX Upgrades: 

Having an Approved Components List (ACL) is critical in mapping part numbers to manufacturer part numbers qualified for use within a company. Without an ACL, companies risk overstepping compliance requirements that limit which manufacturers or distributors you can do business with. We map internal part numbers to multiple MPNs you’ve approved for use in your designs. 

  • Now, admin users can add new CPNs, as well as associate MPN to CPN, directly from the web interface. 

Maintaining an ACL is a proven way to reduce risk, ensuring you have the best parts with the longest lifecycle, extending the life of your overall product. This list is otherwise referred to as a “Qualified Part List” or a “Approved Vendor-part List” (AVL). 


Part Search – Radiation Hardened Component Data: 

Radiation Hardened Components

Radiation hardening is critical for applications in which high radiation levels are present: nuclear defense systems, military aircraft, nuclear power stations, satellites, spacecraft, and more. Ionizing radiation (such as particle or high-energy electromagnetic radiation) is extremely damaging to semiconductor chips, the heart of all electronic products. Radiation hardening is a method to design components to make them more durable and resistant to damage caused by ionizing radiation. 

The Dose for Radiation Hardened parts refers to the Total Ionizing Dose (TID), measured in Krad. Typical commercial chips can withstand around 5-10 Krad of radiation. However, space-grade or radiation hardened military-grade chips can survive doses of radiation between 100 to 300 krad. 

  • Radiation Hardening data and source documentation is now available 
  • Total Ionizing Dose (TID) is now available, measured in kRad


Part Search Military-Grade Components: 

Military Grade Electronics Equipment

We’ve now linked military-grade component options to the vendor parts. If a MIL-grade part is available, a label will show under the part. Those parts will have Military Documents, guidelines on specs and recommended performance, a MIL-spec number, and a total history of revisions and testing documents. MIL-grade parts are held to a higher standard than consumer-grade components and are required to operate at higher temperatures, have higher tolerances, and are subject to strict quality control. Only a limited number of manufacturers are approved to build MIL-grade components. 

SiliconExpert has over 20 million military-grade parts in the database. 


To learn more, please visit our new Product Updates page.