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Component Engineering

Aras Component Engineering makes it easy to select and source the electronic components that best meet your requirements for performance, compliance, availability and lowest risk.

With Aras Component Engineering users have instant access to complete, current technical data, as well as obsolescence and compliance information, on more than 440 million board-level components from leading manufacturers around the world — without launching multiple browsers or separate applications.

Aras Component Engineering embeds commercial component data from the IHS CAPS Universe database into the Aras PLM environment providing engineering and sourcing professionals with a single point of access to the information needed to design, procure and sustain your company's products, and meet business objectives.

Functionality & Features

  • Parametric / Filtered Search of over 440 million parts in 400+ categories
  • Part categories include Integrated Circuits, Frequency Control Devices, Optoelectronics, RF / Microwave, Fiber Optic Devices, Inductors, Resistors, Capacitors, Electromechanical Devices, Connectors
  • Search and Compare manufacturers' parts side-by-side
  • Standardized Part Description across all part categories
  • At-a-Glance Indicators for Approved Manufacturers and In-Use Parts
  • Internal Part Requests (IPR) and Automated Workflows to quickly approve new components and suppliers
  • Preferred Supplier Status using red / yellow / green traffic light indicators
  • Qualified Parts Status using red / yellow / green traffic light indicators
  • Application Notes and Timing Diagrams
  • Current and Historical Datasheets
  • IPC 1752A Materials Declaration and Certificates of Compliance
  • Form Fit Function, Functional equivalent, Similar and Direct Alternates
  • End of Life (EOL), Product Change Notification (PCN) and Product Failure Notification (PFN) Data
  • Identify Suppliers of Discontinued Parts
  • Historical Data on Legacy Parts
  • Part Detail & Related Parts


  • Quickly find the right components for new product designs
  • Reduce the risk of single-sourced purchasing
  • Eliminate time consuming manual searches across multiple databases and error-prone cutting & pasting
  • Make better, faster decisions based on current, complete component information
  • Proactively manage changes in cost, availability and compliance
  • Turn component and supplier management into a competitive advantage
  • Identify preferred suppliers
  • Add and use parts on the fly based on security authorization
  • Increase re-use of preferred components
  • Eliminate redundant parts and suppliers
  • Anticipate and manage obsolescence risk for better long-term product planning
  • Download datasheets from a single source
  • Assure RoHS and REACH compliance
  • Identify and mitigate conflict mineral risk

Aras Component Engineering is available in 2 Editions:

Search by manufacturer part number, manufacturer name and keywords
Download the latest component datasheets
View Manufacturer Part Information
Launch New Part approval workflows
Parametric / filtered search across 400+ attribute fields and keywords  
Approved Manufacturers – red / yellow / green status indicators  
In-use parts – red / yellow / green status indicators  
Side by Side Part Compare  
Environment Compliance Documentation for RoHS and REACH
Certificates of Conflict Mineral Compliance / CMRT  
Full Material Disclosure Data Sheets & Regulated Substances  
Product Change Notices (PCN) Data  
End of Life (EOL) Data  
IPC 1752A XML  
Lifecycle prediction