Component Information Portal (CIP)

Component Information Portal

The Component Information Portal offers Cadence OrCAD Capture CIS users a comprehensive, "off-the-shelf" CIS management environment that includes distributor integration and a component library with a pre-defined set of fields.

Component Information Portal (CIP) The distributor integration provided by the Component Information Portal (CIP) allows OrCAD Capture CIS users to build fully downloadable component content for millions of orderable parts into their existing database. The CIP includes a starter database of over 5,000 components. Each starter database comes complete with symbols and footprints, as a foundation for the successful implementation of CIS. It also provides a predefined database schema to help encourage consistent practices and build a component library that includes complete part data.

CIP also includes a web-based interface that enables non-OrCAD Capture CIS users, like those in documentation, library development, and purchasing, to have access to the parts database behind OrCAD Capture CIS without using native software. This means more people in the development team, and other supporting teams all have access to the same critical information. This saves time in communication and cuts costs in several ways, such as allowing purchasing to encourage the use of cost effective parts.

  • Populate your CIS database directly from the real-time online distributor part databases
  • Engineers can search and select distributor parametric data within OrCAD Capture CIS 
  • CIP is equipped with a CIS database which includes a foundation library of components, complete with symbols and footprints
  • Purchasing, librarians and other non-EE individuals can view component information stored within the CIS database through a user friendly web-based interface
  • Administer database privileges based on administrative responsibilities 
  • Capture and update part cost and quantity on hand information at any given time
  • CIP includes an “off-the-shelf” CIS management environment with a pre-defined set of fields 
  • Remote database accessibility
The Component Information Portal offers Cadence OrCAD Capture CIS users a comprehensive, "off-the-shelf" CIS management environment that includes a component library with a pre-defined set of fields.
Distributor Integration
The CIP database is supported by several large distributors such as Mouser Electronics, Arrow Electronics, Farnell, Newark, Future Electronics, and DigiKey.
New Part Introduction
An OrCAD Capture CIS user has the option to create temporary parts which can be used as a place holder within their design.
Manage User Roles
CIP supports user privileges and roles to define access rights to your component data.
Complete Component Information
CIP components include key data such as part number, description, parametric information and RoHS compliance.
Starter Library and Database Schema
The CIP single user license includes a starter database of over 2,000 components and the CIP Enterprise edition includes over 5,000 components.
CIP-E 4.3

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Part Type Tab:
A Tab for Part Type tree structure has been added to the CIS Search Tab. In this tab, parts are shown in the same folder structure as in CIS.

Manufacturer Order Preference: 
The order in which manufacturer parts are displayed can be changed by the user. The order can be modified by a user with update permissions.

Rules Driven Tab Highlighting:
The tab for manufacturer parts may be color coded based on value of a user specified field. This field can be configured in the Preferences tab by an Admin. The Admin will need to enter values to turn the tab Red, Yellow, or Green.

View-able Field Filter:
An Admin can control which of the part or manufacturer fields are to be visible.  Unused fields displayed in CIP can now be hidden. The configuration can be set by an Admin using the Preferences tab.

Improved Performance:  
Exporting CSV files and other operations have been great sped up
This demonstration will highlight how easy it is to download part distributor information directly into OrCAD Capture CIS, how CIP can help automate new part requests, and much more...
Cadence® OrCAD® Capture CIS allows you to create and use relational tables in your parts database. This presentation will help you understand relational database support, its benefits and more...
Learn how EMA enables design teams to connect to their corporate ERP & MRP systems bringing important component data into the engineering environment for consideration during design.
The EMA Component Information Portal™ (CIP) offers Cadence® OrCAD® Capture CIS users a comprehensive ‘off-the-shelf’ component data management environment.
DataSheet (PDF)
This article explains what Component Data Management is and why it is so important to efficient quality design.
Application Note
EMA Enterprise Link™ provides synchronization between the component information system (CIS) and corporate data stored in external systems, like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).
DataSheet (PDF)
Learn about the new features in CIP 4 including: Multi-Distributor Search, Distributor Synching, Mouser integration and more...
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