Opening up access to part data for design, sourcing and manufacturing

How to Select a Resistor

When I was working on the next version of Common Parts Library, I realized that it would be helpful to explain why you might pick one type of passive component over another. We started...

New BOM Tool Undo Delete and Multiple Line Delete

Have you ever imported your BOM file to the Octopart BOM Tool, only to accidentally delete a row by accident? When we learned people were reimporting entire BOMs to bring back accidentally deleted lines, we knew we had...

Introducing the Uncommon Parts Library

In 2014, we introduced the Common Parts Library, a set of commonly used electronic components for designing, prototyping, and manufacturing connected device products. Since then, we’ve rolled out versions of the library for Prototyping...

How To Select a Capacitor

When I was working on the capacitors section for the next version of Common Parts Library, I realized that it would be helpful to explain why one might pick one capacitor type over another....