PCB Types

The three main types of printed circuit boards are rigid, flex and rigid-flex. Rigid boards are usually made with FR4 material but they can also be fabricated with Rogers, Aluminum or other materials.

  • Rigid
  • Flex
  • Rigid Flex

PCB Specs

TIn general it is always better to panelize your boards particularly when they are small. If your board length or width is less than 2 inches they must be panelized or we will require a fixture.

  • Minimum Size: 0.75 x 0.75 inches
  • Maximum Size: 18 x 20 inches
  • Minimum Thickness: 0.010 inches
  • Maximum Thickness: 0.250 inches

Surface Finishes

The surface finish protects the copper circuitry from corrosion and provides a solderable surface for your components.
ENIG, Immersion Silver and Immersion Tin are recommended for fine pitch components including µBGAs.

  • Hot Air Solder Leveling ( HASL)
  • Lead-free HASL
  • Electroless Nickel Immersion Gold (ENIG)
  • Immersion Silver
  • Immersion Tin

Solder Types

Due to a growing concern for the public health and the environment in 2006 the European Union prohibited the further use of lead in electronics also known as Restriction of Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS). In the United States there is no law prohibiting the use of leaded solder in electronics however, many manufacturers require the use of lead free solder on their electronic devices.

  • Leaded
  • Lead-free/ROHS compliant

SMT Components Packages and Sizes

SMT components come in a variety of standardized packages including 1206, 0805, 0603, 0403, 0201, SOT, SOIC, QFP, BGA, etc. Surface mount packages are designed so that they could be easily manipulated on pick and place machines.

  • SMT Size: 0201 or lager
  • Fine Pitch: 16 mil (.4 mm) or greater
  • BGA Pitch: 16 mil (.4 mm) or greater
  • BGA Ball Count: Up to 1932

SMT Component Packaging Types

Most vendors offer the same components in a wide variety of packages to accommodate different pick-and-place loading requirements. The most common options are: cut tape, reel, tube, and tray. Each packaging type has its benefits. We prefer to receive components in a tape (cut tape, partial reel or full reel).

  • Cut Tape (6 inches or longer)
  • Partial Reel
  • Full Reel
  • Tube (preferred a whole tube)
  • Tray


Every board is visually inspected after SMT and Through-hole. Every leadless components is X-rayed. All boards go through AOI and a final QC inspection.

  • Class II & Class III
  • Visual
  • X-ray (leadless components)
  • Automatic Optical Inspectio n (AOI)

PCBA Testing

Improving board testing will reduce your development time and
manufacturing cost.

  • In-circuit Testing
  • Functional Testing