by Chris Price
| April 3, 2015
Welcome to PRICE TruePlanning® Microcircuits. Prior to the release of TruePlanning® Microcircuits, you have always been able to model / estimate the cost of electronic hardware at the assembly level down to the circuit card assembly (CCA) Level based on estimated weight and complexity inputs, but now, with TruePlanning® Microcircuits, you can model electronic modules down to the individual chip and component, to provide more detailed, accurate electronic assembly estimates.
TruePlanning® Microcircuits provides full support for estimating hybrid modules as well as monolithic integrated circuits (ICs). IC types include digital and analog circuits of all types, including ASICs and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs). Device types include everything from analog silicon and germanium transistors through Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors (HBTs) and Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) Field Effect Transistors. Also, in the absence of good procurement cost data for individual discrete components (active and passive), such as resistors, capacitors, diodes and transistors, too more complex packaged COTS components such as circulators, TruePlanning® Microcircuits provides the ability to estimate Procurement Should Costs for these components as well.
This is the first in a series of Blogs on the new TruePlanning® Microcircuits Catalog.